Mumbai start-ups showcase tech support for people with disabilities

Abhyudaya, the annual festival of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, displayed a range of technologies for the differently abled.

From a walking stick that guides the visually challenged, an automatic wheelchair that doubles up as a toilet and shower seat for the physically-challenged and a restaurant menu card that caters to low-vision and blind customers, student start-ups gave priority to social causes.

This year’s theme was, "I am not disabled, I am differently-abled". There were workshops, competitions, cultural programmes and lectures about beating the odds.

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