Deepti Samant Raja

Deepti Samant Raja

Deepti Samant Raja brings a decade of experience promoting the socioeconomic inclusion of persons with disabilities with a focus on assistive and accessible technology service delivery. Raja works as a Consultant on Disability and Development, primarily supporting the disability-inclusive development work at the World Bank. She is a Fellow for Technology and International Programs at the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University and was a lead researcher on the Center on Effective Rehabilitation Technology service delivery, identifying assistive technology service delivery models for successful employment outcomes. She works with the Institute for Matching Person and Technology to exchange knowledge on reducing the ICT/ICT-AT digital divide under the ENTELIS project. She worked as a Senior Research Analyst with the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict) developing reports and recommendations for UN agencies, governments, and industry to maximize inclusion through technology-enabled services and programs. Raja was the Director of International Programs at BBI and worked for the Secretariat of the Global Partnership for Disability and Development. She is on the Editorial Board of Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. Raja has a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, Irvine.