Pune-based startup, Bleetech Innovations, is aiding people with hearing impairments attain quality education that doesn’t focus on oralism, speech therapy or lip-reading.
This article has been sponsored by MG Motor India.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2018 estimated that there are at least 63 million people in India who live with significant hearing loss. While the numbers of this demographic in the population is significant, there still exists a massive gap between deaf people and education. Beginning from the formative years, this gap is seen well into adulthood.
Bleetech Innovations, a Pune-based start-up, is attempting to bridge this gap using two technological interventions. The first is BleeTV, a free android app and web portal that hosts a vast pool of content in Indian Sign Language (ISL), and the second is BleeTV Library—a similar platform that curates content for children.
Bleetech was started in 2015 by Janhavi Joshi and Nupur Kirloskar, while they were…