In a developing country like India, human capital and economic growth go hand in hand. Education is a crucial tool for fostering sustainable development. To achieve the development goal, this right to education is equalized as a fundamental right of every Indian citizen irrespective of their social background or medical condition. The government initiates new programs and policies to motivate people for education. Despite many efforts, the implementation faces many complexities and obstacles that prevent these programs from benefiting everyone and being successfully implemented. The most pressing issues are lack of awareness, poverty, poor infrastructure and facilities, resulting in many people leaving or not going to school. Government Policies like NEP 2020 focus on making education more inclusive and accessible to all, focusing on the different needs of different students. Fewer than five percent of children who have a disability are in schools. Students with disability have another level of challenges. Including disabled students in mainstream education promises a compassionate and more stable society. Inclusive education systems value the diverse contributions disabled students bring to the classroom, to the benefit of all.
This project explores the need of this large proportion of disabled children who cannot attend school due to lack of resources by making assistive tech accessible to all and aiding in the children's basic educational needs.
The research involved in this project is a culmination of understanding the problem from a holistic perspective, right from understanding the needs of students with disability and barriers faced by educational institutes in fulfilling these needs.
The service (ARC) has been designed to empower all the significant stakeholders in the education journey of a disabled child. That makes it easy for educational institutes to provide all the necessary resources to their disabled student population without investing heavily in procurement.
Disability, Inclusive Education, K12 Education, NEP2020, Service Design