I-Stem alongwith our partners just successfully organised the second edition of Inclusive STEM Hackathon 2019 where blind and visually impaired developers, industry professionals and CS students come together to work on exciting and challenging problems.
I-Stem Advanced Technical Training is a 16-week virtual accelerated and thorough computer science training program for those who already have basic programming skills.
I-Stem webinar series comes to an end with eight informative episodes on STEM accessibility and opportunities. Listen to episodes here.
Our Partners and Supporters
There are over 39 million blind people in India. Traditionally, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) has been closed off to this community due to various factors including substantial visual content, inaccessibility of study material and attitudinal barriers. Recent advances in technology, however, makes it possible for blind students to pursue several STEM careers on an equal basis as others, and several people are currently working as tech professionals.
At I-Stem, our vision is to empower blind students and professionals to become innovators, not just consumers of technology. We do this through hands-on activities and initiatives, training, mentorship, technical research and a strong community. We also work closely with universities and corporates to help them realise the potential of people with disabilities and include them in their organisations.
Besides the core team, the I-Stem Community consists of nearly 100 people with and without disabilities who are passionate about equal opportunities for all. The community consists of aspiring blind science students, blind professors, company D&I representatives, non-profit professionals, software engineers and architects, sighted engineering students, parents of blind students interested in science, and several others. If you are interested in what we do, join us.