IIT Delhi, HORIBA India To Support Disabled students
To serve students with disabilities, IIT Delhi and HORIBA India, a subsidiary of the premier Japanese analytical organization HORIBA Ltd., Kyoto, inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
The MoU, signed under the auspices of IIT Delhi’s Office of Corporate Relations, will help PwD students through IIT Delhi’s Office of Accessible Education (OAE). The OAE is aiming to create an inclusive environment for students with disabilities at the institute and is in charge of providing students with specific assistance spanning from academics to infrastructure needs.
As part of HORIBA India’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), assistive devices such as hearing aids, braille embosser printers, keyboard trays, and braille signage will be provided to students with disabilities in order to create a welcoming environment for them and make their academic journey easier.
“Ensuring full accessibility for all – to our buildings and facilities, workspaces, information and communications, conferences and events – with specific measures, equipment, and services to achieve it is what this team is working on, and CSR support like this would help us discover our full potential,” said Prof. Vikram Singh, faculty in charge of students with disabilities at IIT Delhi.
“HORIBA India looks forward to many more such collaborations with IIT Delhi to support the noble CSR cause and joint research activities,” stated Dr. Rajeev Gautam, Corporate Officer, HORIBA, Ltd., Japan and President, HORIBA India Pvt. Ltd., India.
“With an aim to support students with disabilities, IIT Delhi had launched the Office of Accessible Education, which made a modest start over the past few years in providing support to such students; however, they would invite more corporates to partner with them and extend support in this initiative,” said Prof. Angelie Multani, Dean, Diversity and Inclusion, IIT Delhi.