Splendor Conference by Cilre on the Future of Education

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Vidhya Y, the co-founder of Vision Empower participated in Splendor 2021, an International Virtual Conference conducted by Cilre. The 3-day conference, from 18th to 20th November 2021, comprised of various panel discussions, fireside chats, workshops, etc all revolving around the theme “Future of Education”.

On day 2 of the conference, Vidhya was invited as a speaker in a fireside chat on the topic “Designing Learning for Accessibility”. In the informal discussion, she answered several questions about the challenges in learning Science, Technology, Engineering and Math(STEM) subjects due to its inaccessibility, the work vision empower is doing to make STEM education accessible for students with visual impairment, different ways learning design can evolve to support accessibility needs in the future, etc.

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Vidhya further shared her personal experiences from her childhood and the ways technology has transformed the landscape of accessibility over the years for good. When asked about the most important thing needed to influence learning for accessibility, Vidhya spoke about the power of changing mindsets and attitudes to bring about a transformation.

Attended by over 1000 people, many were inspired by Vidhya’s fireside chat. Listen to what Ananthi Balakrishnan, founder of Cilre Learning Spaces and the organiser of the Splendor Conference 2021, has to say about Vidhya’s fireside chat.