User Friendly Devices
for People with Disabilities
Auxel (Combination of Audio & Pixel)
is a software that helps visually challenged interpret images by listening to sound frequencies varying in pitch & volume.
Contact for details - Omkar Nisal-09850230070
Email - email@example.com
Website - http://auxel.blogspot.com
Airtel introduces SMS based Confidence Plan for hearing impaired
For details SMS121.
Travel Made Easy for Wheelchair Users
Mr. Ferdinand Rodrigues has designed a Tempo Traveller fitted with a ramp. This vehicle is available with driver for hire/rental in Mumbai.
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Portable battery Operated Wheelchairs
are custom made by Mr. P.K. Pillai, Mumbai.
Chaitanya World made wheelchair is designed with exclusive features to assist people with disability. It can be used for both indoors and outdoors, both in urban and rural settings. It weighs around 20 kg with a capacity to carry 120 kg.
For more information contact
The Association of People with Disability
6th Cross, Hutchins Road, Off Hennur Main Road, Lingarajpuram (APD),
St. Thomas Town, Bangalore - 560 064
Phone : +91(80)2547 5165
Email : email@example.com
Website : www.apd-india.com
Products for the Disabled
Pedder Johnson has introduced a wide variety of products such as writing ring, velcro grip for forks and spoons and more.
Phone : (022) 2522-8857/59,
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Motorised Vehicle for Physically Challenged Persons
GAIL (India) Ltd. has introduced a Motorised Vehicle for Physically Challenged Persons on the occasion of "World Disability Day, 2005". They have also instituted the "Achievements in Adversity" Trophy. GAIL is also promoting the use of plastic for Manufacturing of Artificial Limbs. As a corporate they have pledged to meet 3% statutory requirement of employing physically challenged persons by early 2006.
New Disabled-friendly Vehicle
Maruti Udyog's Solio, a disabled friendly vehicle recently unveiled at the 8th Auto Expo in new Delhi. Also, Flora foundation is planning to introduce 100 disable friendly taxis as part of call a cab initiative. 50 Maruti Versas and 50 Tata Marinas will come customised with ramps for wheelchairs and attendant service. (Indian Express)
Wheelchair that Climbs Steps
A student project of Mr. Vijay Bapat, head of Industrial Design Centre (IDC) of IIT, Mumbai is the 'Ascender' - a hand-powered wheelchair with a rubber traction belt which helps it to climb and descend steps. useful for people with orthopedic handicaps, its estimated cost is Rs.15,000/-.
Gas Stove with Braille Markings
Department of Science & Technology (DST) has sponsored a project for a brain child of Mr. G.G. Ray of IDC, a gas stove for the visually impaired with Braille markings on the switches. Other features include self-ignition, flame guard to protect the hands and a flame failure detecting sensor as well as a buzzer to raise an alert if there is a spillage. Cost - Rs.3500/- each.
- Laser pointer to train visually impaired children to walk in a straight line
- Special furniture for spastic children, also xylophone adaptation
- Food tray innovation to make eating easier for a child with weak grip
- Reflector designed like a toy with a steering handle which encourages a spastic or orthopaedically disabled child to walk
More Innovations and Ideas
- Ferdinand Rodricks 98201-20556,
Office 2418-1291, 2418-1283