An IIT-Delhi-incubated start-up working on the design and development of inclusive learning resources for visually impaired people won the award for developing a multisensory kit. The device narrates the content in the picture when a visually impaired person touches it.
Ankita Gulati, founder of TouchVision was awarded the NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Award 2019. Ms. Gulati, who did her Masters from Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women (IGDTU), has worked for over last four years at Assistive Technologies Lab, IIT-Delhi to bring this concept to a user-friendly product.
The institute said that TouchVision aims at digital inclusion for 253 million persons with visual impairment globally.
Ms. Gulati said, “Visually impaired children are not encouraged to study subjects like science, maths and geography. TouchVision is trying to change this reality by working with various government bodies and MNCs”.
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