Enhancing access and opportunities for people with disabilities

Image of the co-founder - Kartik Sawhney and a blind person accessing I-Stem programs

Our Vision

Technology has the potential to level the playing field for people with disabilities.

Yet, websites, mobile apps and online content continue to be inaccessible and incompatible with assistive technologies.

We are on a mission to help people with disabilities access these resources and content on an equal basis, and help organizations become more inclusive.


National Geographic Society

Select customers

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Dept. of Services for the Blind, Washington State Government
Ashoka University

Select partners and supporters

Morgan Stanley
Stanford StartX
Derby Foundation
Digital Impact Square (a TCS Foundation initiative)

I-Stem app

State-of-the-art OCR and document accessibility services for blind, low vision and print disabled

Retains advance formatting support (two column layouts, tables, headings etc.)

Recognize math/STEM and hand-written content

Text extraction from videos

Learning resources to further upskill

Mentorship and recruitment services

Enterprise services

Accessibility testing and remediation

SaaS platform providing continuous accessibility feedback about enterprise websites/apps

Ensures conformance with WCAG 2.0/2.1, Section 508 and ADA

VPAT audit and VPAT creation

Intuitive and thorough remediation feedback

Consultation sessions and trainings for developers

Usability feedback from people with disabilities

Content accessibility

AI services to convert your inaccessible content into accessible and usable formats

Integration with your content management/marketing systems

Document remediation services for your students or employees with disabilities

Highly accessible documents in line with international standards (PDF/UA, Epub etc.)

AI-powered remediation portal that combines AI with human input for in-house remediation

Accessible social media and marketing collateral and strategy

Inclusive hiring

Access to high potential students and professionals with disabilities

Ready for high-growth positions such as software engineering, IT, data science, finance etc.

Graduates from top tech and B-schools across the country

Onboarding support and mentorship

Our promise

Compliant and delightful experiences for clients with disabilities

Efficient services for students or employees with disabilities

Accessibility partner throughout the journey

Reliable and thorough based on several decade's of accessibility experience and lived experience as people with disabilities

About I-Stem

Founded by people with disabilities with lived experience and decade's of accessibility, engineering and AI experience, I-Stem strongly believes in the power of technology and community to create equitable experiences and opportunities for all. Through our range of individual and enterprise products, services and initiatives, we seek to empower people with disabilities and support organizations in better catering to their students, employees or customers with disabilities.

We’re Hiring

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

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