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The Accessible Revolution: Vashkar Bhattacharjee and the Birth of an Inclusive Digital Bangladesh

Updated: Dec 31, 2023


Vashkar Bhattacharjee briefing the Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on how blind people operate computers
Vashkar Bhattacharjee briefing the Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on how blind people operate computers

No single person has done more to build an inclusive digital Bangladesh than Vashkar Bhattacharjee. Working with the government-sponsored Aspire to Innovate (a2i) program, Vashkar spearheaded a comprehensive overhaul of the country’s sprawling digital infrastructure. “Our government runs the largest web portal in the world,” he told us, “with more than 33,000 websites connected to a single central hub. All 33,000 sites are now accessible for persons with disabilities, as are more than 200 e-services.”


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