There are not too many options when it comes to applications that aid people with disabilities. What is available is neither accessible or affordable, says Chumki Datta, who is a successful entrepreneur and a paraplegic.

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This could change soon. Prosus, the global consumer internet group of Naspers, in collaboration with Invest India, Startup India and Social Alpha, is launching the Prosus Social Impact Challenge for Accessibility. It is a social impact investing challenge where start-ups with the most innovative solutions in the assistive technology space will compete for an annual grant.

The need for assistive technology to aid people with disabilities is a customer issue which can provide a major business opportunity for entrepreneurs, according to Aileen O’Toole, Chief People Officer at Prosus.

As the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of technology, especially in healthcare, it has also accelerated

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