About Us

Inclusive Stem (I-Stem) is a group of young persons who are blind or visually impaired from India pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and careers. The group aims to be the leading self-advocacy group focused on changing the mindset, the resource availability and opportunities for the blind and visually impaired to pursue STEM education and careers in India.

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Our Activities and Initiatives

I-Stem Advanced Technical Training Program

Our Advanced Technical Training Program is a comprehensive and rigorous course in computer science fundamentals that leverages moocs and other online content to prepare those wanting to enter the tech industry.

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I-Stem Hackathon

Our annual flagship event is the I-Stem hackathon where we bring together diverse teams to hack on projects for 24 Hrs. Not only do participants develop technically, but also appreciate diversity in abilities and how they lead to better projects.

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I-Stem Internship Program

to encourage hands-on learning for students who are blind or visually impaired with accessible resources and sensitised mentors, our internship program matches students with industry or successful blind mentors for a 12-week internship project where they work on real-world high-impact projects.

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I-Stem Webinar Series

Targeted at blind students, parents of blind students, universities and employers, the webinar series discusses state-of-the-art research in accessibility, besides introducing successful STEM professionals, strategies and techniques for accessible math and science and other crucial soft skills such as disability disclosure, personal branding and networking.

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Research Projects

We have identified a few projects that leverage today's state-of-the-art technology to make math and science more inclusive, and are working with our communities and partners on these projects.

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Advocacy and Outreach

I-Stem is committed to spreading the word about the opportunities for the blind and visually impaired in math and science, and continue to organise sessions and events to encourage them to consider these. We also work with the Government to ensure more inclusive and accessible policies and infrastructure in technical universities for a great experience for the students.

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Stories and Profiles

We talked to a few blind and visually impaired engineering students and working professionals in India to understand their math and science journey. These stories reflect the opportunities, challenges and solutions today.

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Resources for Blind Students

Are you a blind student who is currently studying Stem? Are you looking for resources that can help you get started? Or perhaps you're looking for accessible material on a particular topic? We got you covered.

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Resources for Universities and Companies

Want to support students or employees who are blind or visually impaired at your organization? Let's explore this together.

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Get Involved

We would love for you to join our community.

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Contact us

We would love to hear from you. Email us at info@inclusivestem.org if you have any questions, comments or concerns.