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India’s first Disability-Focused Assistive Technology Conclave.
August 23rd, 2019, Bengaluru: Samarthanam Trust, a greatly admired National Award-winning NGO organized the Assistive Technology Conclave. For two decades, Samarthanam has expanded its organization, offering services to numerous people of Disability. The conclave was the first of its kind in this country. It was...
India Finance News- NGO launches country’s first assistive tech
Samarthanam, a 22-year-old disability-focused NGO, has launched the country’s first assistive technology accelerator. Assistive Technology Accelerator (ATA) has been working relentlessly towards creating more awareness about disability. Last month, ATA caught the attention of one of the top podcasters, Neil Patel, who featured it in...
Startups offer assistive devices, apps for visually challenged
Bengaluru: Among the more than 25 million visually impaired people in India, Braille literacy rate is less than 1%, say makers of Annie, a device that helps students learn how to read, write and type in Braille script without the intervention of an instructor. Built...
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Samarthanam’s ATA launches India’s first ‘Assistive Technology Conclave 2019 focused on Tech Start-ups for Disability’
Bengaluru: Samarthanam, a 22 year young National Award-winning disability-focused NGO launched India’s first-ever Assistive Technology Conclave( http://www.atalabs.org/program/) this Friday, 23rd August 2019. The conclave focused on Tech Startups for Disability. This half-day conclave brought together some of the best assistive technology startups, investors and leaders...
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Meet the mentor of startups working with differently-abled people
Prateek Madhav is in awe of India’s blind cricket team. Led by 28-year-old Ajay Kumar Reddy, the team won the 2018 Blind Cricket World Cup and the 2017 Blind T20 World Cup. “Competing with the best in the world, India’s blind cricket team has won...
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An Ecosystem for Disability
In a country where 8 crore people live with some form of disability (as per an estimate by World Bank 2018 report), there’s a worrying absence of a dedicated effort to ensure a life of dignity for them. This is precisely the gap that is...
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How former Microsoft, Accenture execs joined hands with Samarthanam Trust for an accelerator to help startups making solutions for the disabled
See a problem, solve it – that’s the mantra that most startups set out with. And in doing so, they come up with solutions that makes things easier for a wide audience. The same goes for startups working in assisted technologies. However, most often, these...
Karnataka accelerator gives a leg-up to disability technology solution startups
BENGALURU:  Smartphone cameras could soon become a visually challenged person's window to the world. A newly developed Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered mobile application that is set to hit the market will provide the user live and vocal commentary about his or her surroundings. The product, developed...
Government to partner with ATA to start disability-focused tech accelerator
The State Government will support country’s first disability-focused technology accelerator Assistive Technology Accelerator (ATA), along with Samarthanam Trustfor the disabled at a cost of Rs 11 crore, according to Social Welfare Minister Priyank Kharge. Launched in November 2018, ATA is India’s Centre of Excellence (CoE)...
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