Technological advancements can play a critical new role in bringing new solutions to empower people with disabilities. However, the benefits of such advancement have not yet reached this segment.. There is an opportunity to explore how this could be used to bring social innovation in different settings, be it rural or urban. Our goal is to tackle social issues of prejudice and stigma that prevent equal participation in society and bring innovative technology solutions to increase participation so they live life to the fullest.

The initiatives under this program include:

  1. Solar Innovation- Use of solar energy to create income generating schemes in rural villages for women with disabilities living in poor neighborhoods
  2. Marriage of the Disabled-providing income generating opportunities along with household registry to make such marriages successful
  3. Smartphone App for hearing impaired – Improving access and inclusion in houses of worship by bringing new technology solutions
  4. Newborn Hearing testing- Testing newborns for hearing losses in low income families and neighborhoods for early detection of hearing impairments

Where Offered: USA, India, Global; Cost: $1000 per part

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