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The International Symposium on Assistive Technologies for the Differently Abled (ATDA'17) is the first of its kind to draw the attention of the professionals from technology and rehabilitation to address the pressing needs of the differently abled persons. With the overwhelming advances in the technology in the last two decades, this symposium aims to address how this advances could be potentially applied for the well being of the needy. The symposium provides a platform for the effective interaction between the professionals from the rehabilitation sector and those from the technical sector to discuss the needs of the differently abled individuals. Further it facilitates brainstorming sessions on how the existing technologies could be effectively used to address these needs or newer technologies could be developed on a need basis. 

ATDA'17 is co-affiliated with Sixth International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI-2017). ICACCI'17 is technically co-sponsored by IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc). As part of this symposium, a plenary session on the scope of the technology for the rehabilitation of the differently abled is planned. Further experienced speakers and the talented young professionals/entrepreneurs would be sharing their views & ideas with the delegates. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases. 

The symposium will be held in Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka State, India. Manipal is a university town with beauty and natural scenery, one of the most peaceful and soothing travel destinations of India. Situated in the state of Karnataka, Manipal is placed on a plateau between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, Manipal enjoys stunning views from several locations, dotted with fascinating lakes and beaches that serve as attractive tourist points.