Bookshare Asia and Africa, Benetech

Dr. Homiyar Mobedji

Program Manager

Dr. Homiyar Mobedji leads Benetech’s Bookshare initiative in Asia and Africa. He is a highly Experienced Professional in fields of Accessibility, Inclusive Education, Accessible Content Creation and Affordable Assistive Technologies. Dr. Mobedji is a Board Member of the DAISY Forum of India and a recipient of the NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards, which honors those individuals who have been doing exemplary work in the field of promoting Accessibility and Universal Design and thus ensuring a life of equality and dignity for people with disabilities. When COVID-19 hit, his team swapped their packed schedule of in-person training to all virtual outreach through weekly online workshops and tutorials for the blind and low-vision community in India to improve access to education and professional development during the pandemic. In the second half of 2020, his team conducted 140 webinars reaching nearly 8,000 people.

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