A tech-powered assistive technology company working to enhance access to digital services.

The core services of the I-Stem portal are content conversion of difficult format types (documents and audio/video) into accessible formats for people with print disabilities and those who are deaf or hard of hearing using advances in AI, besides providing tech-powered mentorship and inclusive hiring solutions. This not only helps institutes and organizations that currently use manual processes for accessibility conversion save up to 70% in accessibility conversion cost and meet their legal compliance, but also enhances access to information and opportunities for people with disabilities.

The I-Stem portal provides document accessibility services (the conversion of inaccessible documents including documents with complex layouts, math etc. into accessible formats for people with print disabilities), audio/video accessibility services (high-quality captioning including the ability to train custom models for domain-specific terminology and visual content extraction from videos) and community services (mentorship request and inclusive hiring/employer connect). There are currently nearly 500 individuals with disabilities on the platform and pilots with two academic institutes are ongoing. Average text accuracy = 91.74%. Average F1 score = 0.87. Average table text accuracy= 90.84%

DPG Indicators

The Digital Public Goods Standard is a set of specifications and guidelines designed to maximise consensus about whether a digital solution conforms to the definition set by the UN Secretary-General in the 2020 Roadmap for Digital Cooperation, which states that a DPG, “is open source software, open data, open AI models, open standards and open content that adhere to privacy and other applicable best practices, do no harm and are of high relevance for attainment of the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”. Learn more about the DPG here.

Below are the DPG indicators I-STEM has met:

  • Relevance to Sustainable Development Goals
  • Use of Approved Open Licenses
  • Clear Ownership
  • Platform Independence
  • Documentation
  • Mechanism for Extracting Data
  • Adherence to Standards & Best Practices

Aligned SDGs


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