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Accessible online library provided for free as a corporate social initiative
Sugamya Pustakalaya is an online accessible library for people with visual impairment or printing disabilities. It also supports libraries and publishers who wish to digitize their content into accessible formats. The library includes content in 17 languages and has 32,346 registered users in 2020.
Tata Consultancy Services, Sugamaya Pustakalaya (Online Accessible Library) by TCS Access Infinity, India
Free online platform supporting families of children with intellectual disabilities
The Nayi Disha Resource Centre offers a free online platform for families with children with developmental disabilities. Building on this, the NGO has developed a program to support caregivers with limited digital literacy by using resources such as WhatsApp as well as workshops, support groups or family events.
Nayi Disha Resource Centre, Online platform for empowering parents of children with intellectual disabilities, India
A programme that creates neurodevelopmental profiles and customized education
The service operates on a monthly subscription basis. Users connect with their assigned child psychologist through video and email to create development goals and individualized education plans. Supporting resources are sent to the client's home. More than 400 families used the service in its first year.
Mom's Belief, India
App-based family centred early intervention therapy in rural communities
Amar Seva Snagam (ASSA) runs an Early Intervention Centre. To make its services also available in more distant regions, ASSA has developed a training program for community rehabilitation workers, including an app for ongoing support. Besides connectivity, the app serves to track the progress of the therapy.
Amar Seva Sangam, Training of Community Rehabilitation Workers, India
Vocational training leading directly to jobs in the open labour market
The project provides a 45-day vocational training and a one-week traineeship for young people with disabilities living in rural areas. The training was designed in cooperation with companies and future employers. The project also collaborates with stakeholders like Government, Communities, etc., to create inclusive working places.
Youth4Jobs Foundation, India
Promoting an inclusive workplace
Wipro’s Equal Opportunity Policy is comprehensive and ensures that inclusion becomes an integral part of culture and working. Wipro’s hiring policy for persons with disabilities is merit-based across all roles. Implementation of practice of inclusion is across 130,000 employees working in over 56 countries.
Wipro Ltd., Promoting an inclusive workplace, India
India's approach is characterised by its particularly inclusive and non-bureaucratic nature. As long as the converter ensures that converted formats are only accessed by persons with disabilities, the non-profit adaptation, reproduction, or communication to the public of a work in any accessible format is allowed.
Government of India, India
Teaching architects and students to use Universal Design principles
The Center for Universal Design focuses on bringing Universal Design and accessibility into architectural education. People with disabilities are involved as core team members in formulating the curricula and creating course content. They are also invited as user experts and for conducting the training programmes.
BNCA - Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College for Architecture For Women, Universal Design Center, Opening Minds to Universal Design, India
E-Health improving the quality of services for children with disabilities in the rural area
Sambhav is a web/app solution introduced by Jan Vikas Samiti, an NGO based in Northern India. It supports community-based rehabilitation services for children with developmental disabilities in rural communities, in partnership with local organizations, local health workers who are trained and supported remotely by specialists.
JAN VIKAS SAMITI, Project Sambhav, India
eSpeak is a compact open source software speech synthesizer for Linux, Windows, and other platforms. Based on an existing text-to-speech-software, eSpeak made it accessible to 12 Indian languages.
eSpeak is a Text-To-Speech system that addresses the crucial gap by providing a voice translation tool in Indian local languages. eSpeak can be used in combination with screen readers on computers, as well as on mobile phones. Being an open-source software tool, it is affordable and compatible with other software.
CIS - Center for Internet and Society, Affordable text-to-speech software from India, India