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ATF Awards : An accolade that recognises and honors inclusive Assistive Technology based initiatives for people with disabilities
In over 35 years of my corporate experience, I have seen how businesses can be a key driver of social change. Across the globe, organizations have begun acknowledging issues such as climate change, gender inequality, livelihoods, etc. Diversity and inclusion...
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Recognition & Celebration – An impetus for development & innovation of the Assistive Technology ecosystem – ATF AWARDS 2022.
Traditionally recognition and rewards have had an important role in the development of employees and organizations. Recognition motivates positive behavior among employees and helps organizations reach their cultural and business goals. At Assistive Technology Foundation (ATF) we have taken a...
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The Genesis of Assistive Technology Accelerator (ATA)
In its latest report, World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that over a billion people around the world live with disabilities today. Some were born with it, some developed it overtime due to health reasons or other factors like accidents or...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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