My friend Arun Mehta is here to remind the world of some important things

November 15, 2009 at 1:26 pm 1 comment

arun on the bridgeArun works in the area of Technology for those with special needs.

He told me and a colleague from Cisco Lebanon over breakfast this morning that the UN Millennium Development Goals do not talk about those with mental disabilities – people with autism, ADD or other mental challenges. Technology can be a great enabler in assisting people with such problems – but technology needs to be customized and developed keeping people with disabilities in mind. This also helps people with visual challenges and helps all of us as we grow older and find it difficult to use technology which apparently appears to be built for the young and those with 50-50 vision.

I caught Arun as he walked past the swimming pool to go for breakfast at 7 a.m. Yes many of us had breakfast in the coffee shop at that time before we headed for the Convention Centre.

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