Thaawarchand Gehlot, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister on Tuesday launched the beta version of “Divyang Sarathi” mobile application on Tuesday, aiming to provide all relevant information pertaining to persons with disabilities.
Gehlot stated that this mobile application is bound to empower the “Divyangjans” by providing easier and convenient access of information to them as they can now understand all details pertaining to the schemes, scholarships, statutes, institutional support systems and other relevant and crucial information at the click of a button.
The app would also have every information on acts, rules, regulations and guidelines, schemes, information about the various outreach institutions, employment opportunities, and the disability market. It is developed by two assistant secretaries Anunaya Jha and B Susheela in the department of Empowerment of persons with Disabilities (DEPwD)
Some unique features of the app are its audio notes embedded in the application which converts the written information into an audio file as well as the adjustable font size which can be altered as per the user’s requirement. The app is available in both Hindi and English languages that will make the application to reach more peoples in India.The app will be available to download on Google Play store.
According to the Census 2011, we have seen that there are over 2.68 crore “Divyangajans” in India which constitute more than 2.2 percent of the world population. The application is also an integral part of the ICT component of the Accessible India Campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendar Modi on December 3 2015.
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