After Access — India


As part of the current research cycle, we hope to catalyze the innovation ecosystems that will make applications based on smartphones and other ICTs widely available to contribute to independent living by persons with disabilities (PWDs) in India.

Through this project, we seek to:

  1. Document challenges faced by PWDs through mini-ethnographies, focused group discussions, in-depth interviews, and key informant interviews to understand in-depth how disabled people live their lives, the short and long-term challenges they face, and their understandings of “independence.”
  2. Envision along with the beneficiaries, the solutions and conditions that would enable them to live more independent lives (as defined by the beneficiaries themselves).
  3. Categorize the identified problems and possible solutions into ICT-based solutions/assistive technologies and analog complements.
  4. Support the co-creation of ICT-enabled solutions/assistive technologies.

 

A research advisory board has been appointed, specifically to:

  • Provide input on the research instruments
  • Provide feedback on research findings
  • Provide input on policy briefs

AfterAccess: ICT access and use in Asia and the Global South (Version 3.0)
Presented at "Imagine a Feminist Internet: South Asia" on 21 February 2019 in Negombo, Sri Lanka
A selection of coverage by Indian media of the AfterAccess surveys

AfterAccess Asia Report 2.0

Posted on November 5, 2018  /  0 Comments

LIRNEasia. (2018). AfterAccess: ICT access and use in Asia and the Global South (Version 2.0). Colombo: LIRNEasia

AfterAccess Asia Report

Posted by Namali Premawardhana on October 4, 2018  /  0 Comments

LIRNEasia. (2018). AfterAccess: ICT access and use in Asia and the Global South (Version 1). Colombo: LIRNEasia
When the first set of AfterAccess results were analyzed, we found that women in India were 46% less likely to own a mobile phone than men. We publicised this information in the country as the widest gap among all 16 countries surveyed at the time. The media lapped up the story resulting in an immediate direct policy win for LIRNEasia.

AfterAccess India Report

Posted on August 7, 2018  /  0 Comments

LIRNEasia. (2018). AfterAccess India: ICT access and use in India and the Global South (Version 1). Colombo: LIRNEasia
AfterAccess: ICT access and use in India and the Global South. Helani Galpaya (@helanigalpaya) and TharakaAmarasinghe, 7 August 2018, New Delhi
We are inviting Proposals from potential Bidders to conduct comparative nationwide studies of ICT access and use in 2017 in India and Bangladesh. The full RFP is downloadable here. Please also see our Technical Proposal Template, Financial Proposal Template, and Sample Locations before submitting the proposals. Deadline for submissions is 10 August 2017.