Capgemini announced the launch of CapSarathi, a mobile app designed to offer a one-stop solution of information and services for People with Disabilities (PwD).
The app, developed in collaboration with Sarthak Educational Trust, aims to touch lives of the “differently abled” by empowering them digitally, economically, and socially with a special focus on people in rural areas.
CapSarathi app is designed taking into consideration the accessibility requirements of all 21 disability categories and will be available in six languages namely Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Bengali. The app will also be available in additional Indian languages in the next phases.
What does CapSarathi app do?
CapSarathi enables people with disabilities or their family members to access relevant information such as:
– Government schemes, policies and provisions such as disability certificate, pension, transport concessions, reservations etc.
– Details of government, private and non-profit service providers in the areas of health, education, skill, employment and rehabilitation
– National & international scholarship programs
– Free or concessional assistive device providers
– Online resources such as braille-online-audio books, details of assistive devices and matrimonial services
– Upcoming events such as assistive device camps, job fairs and others
CapSarathi also offers service support
– Counseling, guidance, early intervention, education, skill development, employment, career growth and career continuance support to people with disability
– Parents’ counseling, guidance and support to parents of children with special needs
– Engagement, sensitization and knowledge sharing with the change makers
– Updates of latest developments such as assistive devices, judicial orders, government provisions, research and development for people with disabilities.
The services under CapSarathi app will be provided across India virtually as well as physically in 19 centers of Sarthak Education. Furthermore, the app will also provide details on job portals, government schemes and learning materials for people with disabilities.
The unique feature of CapSarathi is that training and services are tailor-made and customized based on the details and requirements of the users captured through the app. It also captures user details like previous enrolment in skilling programmes and employment status of the age group 18-35 years. Based on this information, further outreach and mobilization is conducted to boost enrolments. After the completion of training, employment support will also be provided to the users of CapSarathi.
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