Panaji: The highly anticipated International Purple Fest, Goa – 2024 scheduled from January 8 to 13 at Kala Academy, Goa, is all set to introduce 11 intricately curated Purple Experience Zones.
These immersive zones, carefully designed to foster understanding and inclusivity, will be a centrepiece of the festival.
Guruprasad Pawaskar, State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, emphasized the pivotal role these zones play in enlightening individuals about the challenges faced by those with disabilities.
Key Highlights of Purple Experience Zones:
Dialogue in the Dark (DID): Curated in pitch darkness by Dialogue in the Dark, Bangalore, this zone offers profound insights into the lives of Persons with Blindness, showcasing their daily challenges and remarkable abilities.
Inclusive Carnival: An IT-enabled carnival curated by Akshadaa Foundation, Bangalore, provides first hand insights into the daily encounters of persons with neurodiverse disabilities.
Antarchakshu: Curated by Xavier’s Resource Centre for the Visually Challenged, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, offers practical solutions addressing the challenges of inclusive education from Kindergarten to Post-graduation.
Inclusive Classroom: Curated by Xavier’s Resource Centre for the Visually Challenged, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, in these zone participants will get to observe inclusive teaching methods in practice.
Human Library: Curated by Rising Flame, Mumbai is an innovative concept where Purple Ambassadors become human books, sharing their stories to foster understanding and break barriers.
Mouseware Experience: A technological marvel curated by Dextroware Devices, providing insight into obstacles experienced by individuals with upper limb disabilities.
Towards Inclusion: Curated by Trinayani, Mumbai is designed to spread awareness about diverse disabilities through an engaging card game.
Sensory Heritage Hub: Curated by Saksham, Delhi features 20 tactile replicas of world-renowned monuments, inviting visitors to explore heritage through touch, audio, and visuals.
Inclusive Education: Curated by Saksham, Delhi focuses on the advancement of inclusive learning through interactive sessions and adaptive learning tools.
NCHAT-ICMR Pavilion: Curated by the National Centre for Assistive Health Technology (NCAHT Pavilion), Delhi, showcases over 100 assistive solutions for those with visual, learning, motor, speech, and hearing disabilities. For personalized guidance, expert teams from ICMR, IIT Delhi, IIT Madras, NISH, and Saksham will be present at the NCHAT-ICMR Pavilion.
Experience the Invisible: Curated by Believe in the Invisible team allows for exploration of often-overlooked aspects of invisible disabilities through engaging activities.