ICI collaborates in India

October 19, 2023

The Institute on Community Integration’s Global Resource Center for Inclusive Education (GRC) is helping to establish an assistive technology center at KL University in Andhra Pradesh, India, and will collaborate on future inclusive education initiatives with KL, a leader in engineering studies.

Under a memorandum of understanding between the organizations, ICI and KL researchers will explore new assistive technologies and inclusion strategies that address critical needs in the disability community.

“This partnership has opened up new opportunities for ICI, including potential projects with national technology funding sources,” said Renáta Tichá, co-director of the GRC. “Equally important, it allows us to connect the social aspect of inclusion with their technological innovations in ways they hadn’t done before.”

The partnership will encourage faculty members to embark on socially-beneficial research, said Jayaprakash Jala, deputy director of international relations and associate dean of academics at KL.

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ICI's Renáta Tichá working with counseling staff at KL University in Andhra Pradesh, India.