This is part one of our miniseries on disability and technology on The Suno India Show, where we talk to people across a range of disabilities. In this episode, host Suryatapa Mukherjee speaks to Apurupa, a neuroqueer sexuality educator. Apurupa talks about how they realised they have autism thanks to the internet and how different kinds of technology help them navigate the world more comfortably.
In India, Autism was recognised as a disability in 2016 under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) Act, 2016. More people globally are being diagnosed with autism, with a 178 per cent increase in the past 20 years. In India, 1 in every 100 children below the age of 10 has autism.
Assistive technology can be any item, equipment, or product system that helps people with disabilities. In this miniseries, we let our guests define what assistive tech means to them. So we have people talking about things from stim toys to larger infrastructural challenges like a lack of elevators.
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