Co-founder of GiftAbled, a leading social enterprise in the space of Disability & Inclusion. The focus of their work in recent years has been around livelihood sustenance of Persons with through self-employment.
Created Tactopus , an inclusive educational tool for children with visual impairment. Tactopus which started as an academic project has grown into a social enterprise looking to work in the assistive and inclusive technology space.
A physical therapist by profession, working on creating a visual guide to prevent Bedsores and thereby enhance the quality of life of persons with Spinal Cord Injury.
Runs Gudgudee which designs and builds fun sensory playgrounds where children of all abilities can play and learn together.
Shaswat Ranjan Jena
Represents Eye-D whose devices are targeted to empower visually impaired with technology, helping them lead an independent life.
Co-founder of a startup called Altius Biomedical which is currently working on making Low-Cost bionic limbs for upper limb amputees
Rahul Bajaj, shares his journey of living up to high standards of excellence, even when nobody around expected him to overcome his visual impairment and become a lawyer. To him, inclusion means to unlock everyone's unlimited potential.
Watch Pankajam Sridevi interviewing Kris Gopalakrishnan at IIS 2017. Kris shares insights on the need for Brain Research and his endeavour to develop a Center for Brain Research at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore
Magic happens when one believes. Hope builds when we listen to stories.Stories make us believe that miracles happen with hard work and persistence. Let's listen to the journey of a dreamer, storyteller, visionary Nagesh Kukunoor at IIS 2017.
Relive Prashant Kamath's inspirational story at IIS 2017. Living with Cerebral Palsy, he has fought hundreds of barriers to finally achieve freedom to do what he wants.
Sai Kaustuv - Make your sufferings into surprises which will make you smile
What better than starting the new year by listening to Sai Kaustuv, who changed his story of being confined to a small room to become a world-renowned graphic designer. His story amplifies the fact that nothing is impossible. His motto is to make your Suffering into Surprises which will make you Smile....
Ummul Kher - Script your own story
Listen to Ummul Kher sharing her journey at IIS 2017. Despite her brittle bones, her strong spirit carried her forward to script her success story. After having cracked the UPSC exams in one go, her mission as an IRS officer is to create a powerful wave of change in policy circles....
Senator Tom Harkin - Making inclusion a way of life
Senator Harkins narrates his heartwarming personal story of how he was driven to make inclusion a way of life. He says the fundamental way to create an inclusive society is to clear a path for people with special needs which clears the path for everyone....
The Inclusion Fellowship 2017 experience in less than 6 minutes.
Amazing to have you in the IIS family!...
The India Inclusion Summit, in its sixth edition, unfolded its magic on November 12, 2017, at Park Plaza in Bangalore. It was an amazing celebration of the human spirit from across India and all over the world. Relive the 8 hours of the India Inclusion Summit 2017 through this 8-minute summary.
At India Inclusion Foundation, we believe that each one of us is different and that ‘Everyone is good at something’. And when various diverse minds come together, miracles unfold.
This was exactly the motive behind Friends Raising Circle @IIS2017, which happened on November 11, 2017 in Bengaluru where 78 of our friends from the field of Art, Entrepreneurship, Business, Community and icons with disabilities came to engage in close conversations, brainstorm and share wisdom on ...how to make India an Inclusive Nation.
An India of our dreams that celebrates human spirit. An India where everyone thrives at what they are good at. An India that is inclusive and accessible in every sense!
With utmost gratitude, presenting to you glimpses from the first ever India Inclusion Summit Friends Raising Circle!
To continue deep cultivation in our #InclusiveIndia journey, some of our friends are coming together at Inclusion retreat on Dec 11-13 in Hyderabad: http://www.movedbylove.org/retreat/inclusion/
If you can create space for this in your schedule, do fill in the short application by this Saturday
The past week leading up to the India Inclusion Summit 2017 last weekend has been super exciting for Team KnowYourStar. Apart from volunteering to make handmade... goodies for gifts and decor, co-anchoring the friend-raising circle, and interviewing the speakers of the summit, it was heart-warming to meet, greet and connect with some amazing people. The summit was a grand success and this year around, there was so much heart and love in the air! While we are super grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this movement, we would love to give you a run-down of what went down at the summit.
One of our dear friends, Mr. Srinivasan G, blogged about his experience at IIS 2017, and we found it summarising the event beautifully. Give it a read!