What is the future of work for persons with disabilities?
Technology and adaptations by employers can help people with disabilities pick their own choice of work or find new career paths within organizations.
Dipesh Sutariya is the Co-Founder and CEO of Enable India, a non profit organization that works for the economic independence and dignity of persons with disability across India, since 1999. Dipesh Sutariya is transforming attitudes towards employment of the disabled and creating a new market in which the needs of the corporate sector are met by a growing group of disabled professionals who will dispel the myths and stereotypes about hiring persons with disability.
He and the team have collaborated with 600+ companies across 25 cities in 26 sectors (private and public) across India and have provided gainful employment to 4500+ people with disabilities directly. Through consultancy and capacity building of partner NGOs, they have enabled training and placement of thousands of disabled indirectly. Annually the team have opened up 50-100 jobs roles across disabilities by providing holistic solutions and services to companies who employ the disabled. Enable India is the placement cell for Government of Karnataka and have developed innovative employability trainings which has resulted in Persons with Disabilities being change agents in their company. Enable India’s models and content are used across many organizations in India and some organizations in Africa, Asia, Europe and America.
Dipesh holds a bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering (B.E) from V.E.S.I.T, Mumbai University and master's degree (M.S) in Computer Science from Monmouth University, New Jersey, USA.