India Deaf Matrimonial website aims to connect deaf people across India & the world
Finding a life partner that completes you is something many people wish for. For people with disabilities this search can be challenging. The India Deaf Matrimonial (IDM) website aims to help people in the deaf community in their search for a soulmate.
It's called India Deaf Matrimonial and the website is the brainchild of two Mumbai men who saw how challenging it is for deaf and hard of hearing people to find a partner due to communication and social barriers. This led Sandeep Aggarwal and Vinay Gehlot, who are deaf, to come together and launch IDM.
Vinay says the website aims to connect the deaf community across India as well as in other parts of the world.
We felt that there was no dedicated platform that would enable deaf people to meet prospective life partners. Families had no idea where to look for a suitable match for their deaf children and so we came up with the website idea. - Vinay Gehlot, General Manager, India Deaf Matrimonial
The website will be launched on 5 September. "Technology has grown over the years and we wanted to use it for the benefit of the deaf people", says Sandeep. "We are making sure that only genuine people will be able to access the site and have kept a strict verification system to ensure the privacy and security of users".
The IDM portal has been designed to provide a safe and secure experience to the users. People looking for partners will be required to furnish their documents such as Aadhar details.
Nizamuddin from Mumbai is looking forward to signing up. "In most cases, parents of deaf girls and boys worry about the marriage of their children. It is not easy to find a suitable match as per their wishes. A website like IDM can change that and I hope it is of good use to us."
The website will offer services such as profile of candidates, chat options, and photo protection that users can access when they are looking for brides or grooms. The website is for deaf people across the world and will soon be made available in a mobile phone app format as well.