Empowering people with disabilities using technology, community and support services

Empowering people with disabilities through AI services
Image of the co-founder - Kartik Sawhney and a blind person accessing I-Stem programs

Our Vision

There are over 1.3 billion people with disabilities around the world

Despite legislative measures and assistive technologies, there continues to be a big gap in education and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Inaccessibility of study and professional material and lack of awareness are primary challenges.

Recent advances in technology, however, makes it possible for people with disabilities to pursue several careers on an equal basis as others.

At I-Stem, our vision is to empower students and professionals with disabilities to realize their potential by enabling equal access to information, resources and opportunities.

Partners and Supporters

Morgan Stanley
United Nations envoy on youth

Document Accessibility

State-of-the-art AI services to provide high quality accessible documents for people with print disabilities (blind, low vision and students with certain other learning disabilities)

Support for printed or handwritten content
Advance formatting support (two column layouts, tables, headings etc.)
Support for STEM-based content
PDF remediation
Download docs, accessible PDF, HTML or MP3 formats
Escalation of documents for manual remediation in case of any errors
Content accessibility illustration
Accessible Audio/Video illustration

Audio/Video Accessibility

High quality AI-powered automated captions and text extraction from audio/videos

Support for domain-specific custom captioning (e.g. a History student can train our models on their History textbook for accurate identification of non-standard History-specific terminology)
Text extraction from videos
Ability to organize audio/video files using tags
Escalation of video captions or extracted text for manual remediation in case of errors
Cost-effective manual real-time captioning coming soon

We’re Hiring

Interested in using your skills for social good and making this world more inclusive? Join us now.

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