Talk on Technology for Diversity and Inclusion at IIIT Bengaluru

Rohini Lakshané, Director (Emerging Research) at The Bachchao Project, delivered a talk on “Designing technology for diversity and inclusion” at the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Bengaluru on January 17, 2018.

The talk covered the fundamentals of designing technology that encompasses the diversity among its intended users and includes those users with their active participation. Rohini also acquainted the audience with the “Manual for building technology for diversity and inclusion” authored by her, Chinmayi S K (Founder, The Bachchao Project) and Willow Brough. The manual is licensed and available at: https://github.com/thebachchaoproject/Manual-to-build-tech-for-diversity-and-Inclusion/blob/master/BuildingTechforDiversityandInclusion101.pdf

Slide deck: Designing tech for diversity and inclusion

Photo credit: Facebook page of IIITB Masters in Digital Society

Rohini Lakshané speaking at Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bengaluru, October 2017 on building inclusive technology.

Rohini Lakshané speaking at Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bengaluru on designing inclusive technology.

The Bachchao Project is a techno-feminist collective that undertakes community-centric efforts to develop and support open source technologies and technical frameworks with the goals of mitigating gender-based violence and working towards equal rights for women, LGBTQIA people, and gender non-conforming groups. We conduct research and advocacy in all the above areas and guide communities in determining appropriate technological interventions for themselves.

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