NCPEDP MphasiS Universal Design Awards
The NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards are given every year on the eve of Independence Day of India to honour individuals and organisations doing exemplary work towards the cause of accessibility and thus ensuring a life of equality and dignity for persons with disabilities.
In order to spread awareness on Universal Design and to popularise this concept, National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP), with the support of Mphasis, instituted these award in 2010.
Every year, these are given away in 3 categories: People with disabilities; Working Professionals' and Corporates or Organisations. For latest details about the Universal Design Awards please visit the NCPEDP website
- 1 NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards,2016
- 2 NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards,2015
- 3 NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards,2014
- 4 NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards,2013
- 5 NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards,2012
- 6 NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards,2011
- 7 NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards,2010
NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards,2016
|Persons with Disabilities||Mr Danish Mahajan and Ms Divya Sharma, Radio Udaan
Dr. Nirmita Narasimhan, Policy Director with the Centre for Internet and Society
Mr Sathasivam Kannupayan, Co-Founder, Enabled.in
|Working Professionals||Mr Prem Nawaz Khan Maraikayar, front end Engineer, PayPal Inc
Dr. Sandeep Sankat, Associate Professor, School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal
Dr. Sujatha Srinivasan, Associate Professor, IIT Madras
National Informatics Centre (NIC)
NewzHook - A brand of Barrierbreak Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
SAP Labs India Pvt. Ltd.
University of Hyderabad
NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards,2015
|Persons with Disabilities||Ms Abha Khetarpal, Cross the Hurdles mobile application
Ms Priti Shah Soni, CEO, Deaf Can Foundation (DCF)
Mr Sandeep Kumar, Customer Service Officer, IndiGo Airlines
Simon George, Founder-Chairman of Prathyasha Foundation
|Working Professionals||Ms Archana Konwar, Student
Prof. M. Balakrishnan, IIT Delhi
|Companies/Organisations||Accenture Services Pvt. Ltd.
D J Academy of Design
Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi
H&R Johnson (India)
NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards,2014
|Persons with Disabilities||Mr Prashant Madhukar Naik, Assistant Manager, Union Bank of India|
Mr Arun C Rao, President, Welfare Association of Sign Language Interpreters in India
Mr G. Gopalakrishna, a specialist in the field of electro-chemistry, polymer-chemistry and a technologist
Prof. Kavita Murugkar, B.N. College of Architecture (B.N.C.A.), Pune
CHILDLINE India Foundation
Cisco Systems India Pvt. Ltd.
Joseph Eye Hospital
Kickstart Services Pvt. Ltd.
Working Group for Disability Inclusive Microfinance
|Persons with Disabilities||Mr. Nekram Upadhyay, Rehabilitation Engineering Technologist & Head, Department of Assistive Technology, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, Delhi
Mr. Srinivasu Chakravarthula, Senior Accessibility Program Lead, Consumer Quality & Engineering Services, PayPal
Ms. Arathi Abraham, Principal Designer, 99 and 1 Design, Chennai
Dr. Arun Mehta, President, Bidirectional Access Promotion Society, Delhi
Mr. Bhushan Verma, CEO, GearCraftSolutions, Delhi
HANDICARE - Indian Association of Persons with Disabilities, Lucknow
Kriyate Design Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Delhi
NCR Corporation India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai
NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards,2012
|Persons with Disabilities||Dipendra Manocha, Developing Countries Coordinator and Lead of Training and Tech. Support, DAISY Consortium and Managing Founder Trustee, Saksham Trust|
Abhishek Syal, Founder, Managing Trustee, Act to Rise for Innovation in Special Education (ARISE)
Prof. Prabhat Ranjan, Professor, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of ICT, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
R. R. Joshi, Director, Modular Infotech Pvt. Ltd., Pune
Prof. Rachna Khare, Professor and Co-ordinator of Centre for Human Centric Research (CHCR), School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal
Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd
National Institute of Open Schooling
Sri Vishnu Educational Society
Travel Another India
NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards,2011
|Persons with Disabilities||Mr. Arvind Ramesh Prabhoo, Proprietor, Access4all, Mumbai
Mr. Prasant Ranjan Verma, Freelance Access Consultant and ICT Trainer for people with visual impairment, New Delhi
Mr. Shrirang Prakash Sahasrabudhe, Accessibility Specialist, Product Technical Lead, Infosys Limited, Pune
Prof. Abir Mullick, Fulbright Nehru Scholar in Residence, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad and Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.
Mr. Anupam Basu, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Kharagpur.
Mr. P.J. Mathew Martin, Extension Service Asst. (Mass Media), Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped, Mumbai.
Accessible Systems, Mumbai.
Lemon Tree Hotels Pvt. Ltd.
Select Citywalk (Select Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.), New Delhi.
TBox Apps (Therapy Box), U.K. & UniqMove, Indore.
NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards,2010
|Persons with Disabilities||Imtiyaz Ahmed Kachvi, Ranibennur, Karnataka
Dr. Sam Taraporevala, Director, Xavier’s Resource Centre for the Visually Challenged, Mumbai
Sunita I. Sancheti, NINA Foundation, Mumbai
Ferdinand J. Rodricks
Gaurav Raheja, IIT Roorkee
M. S. Raju, Vision Aid Charitable Society
ITC Royal Gardenia, Bengaluru
Yahoo! India Research & Development
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