Empowering Persons with Disabilities: DEPwD Signs Three Groundbreaking MoUs

azadi ka amrit mahotsav

The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (MoSJE), under the leadership of Sri Rajesh Aggarwal,  (DEPwD),  significant strides towards empowering Divyangjans have been taken with the signing of three pivotal Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs).

In a move aimed at revolutionizing accessibility and information dissemination for persons with disabilities (PwDs), the DEPwD has partnered with various esteemed organizations to launch a groundbreaking mobile application platform. This platform is designed to facilitate the registration and follow-up of accessibility-related issues, as well as provide essential information and website links pertaining to legal decisions, state and central government schemes, and access to documents in accessible formats.


The first MoU, signed jointly with Inclusive Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Foundation (I-STEM), Dhananjay Sanjogta Foundation (operating under the brand name – Mission Accessibility), and National Association for the Blind, Delhi, aims to provide technical support and infrastructure to enhance the mobile application. Through the incorporation of AI technology, the platform will efficiently disseminate relevant and targeted information, thereby empowering Divyangjans nationwide.

In a bid to ensure the availability of reliable and up-to-date information on various schemes offered by state and central governments, the second MoU was inked in collaboration with Vision Divyang Foundation, Rohini, Delhi. This partnership seeks to leverage AI tools and suitable technological platforms to offer guidance on the eligibility of PwDs for government schemes, thereby enhancing accessibility to essential services.

The third MoU, signed with the esteemed National Association for the Blind, Delhi, a leading organization dedicated to the welfare of persons with visual disabilities, aims to make approximately 10,000 pages of documents accessible to PwDs. These documents include government schemes, guidelines, CCPD orders, legal reliefs for PwDs, annual reports, and more.



Source PIB