Tata Consultancy Service (TCS) has developed an assistive technology-based application that will enable differently abled children overcome locomotive challenges. Named VHAB, the application aims at creating a positive effect on the mobility of children suffering from cerebral palsy and autism, especially related to improving their stability and balance. With the help of technology - gestures and leap motions sensors and an analytical engine - a group of exercises have been created for hands, legs, palms and multiple limb movements. The exercises are fun and interactive, and scores & progress can be reviewed at each level, providing a sense of motivation that will encourage the children to attempt the exercises repeatedly without compulsion.
Titan Company, since its inception, has provided differently abled employees with equal career opportunities and, at the same time, ensured they are as comfortable at the workplace as anyone else. Titan's differently abled employees include those who are physically challenged, as well as those with hearing, speech or visual challenges. These employees work across the company's plants in positions that are suited to them. They handle assembly operations such as watch packing, working on machines and some are even involved in housekeeping. The management has adopted workplace solutions such as handrails at workstations to make it easier for them and they enjoy the same benefits and career growth opportunities as others in the company. Titan has also engaged closely with organisations who work with the differently abled to help them make the most of livelihood opportunities. As of 2016, Titan Company has employed up to 135 differently abled people. The company has begun working to create a formal policy on D&I, and has also taken steps to engage with a renowned NGO to map around 50 positions that will help create work opportunities for the differently abled, along with appropriate workplace solutions.
Tata Global Beverages contributes to community development and rehabilitation of differenly-abled children of plantation workers, through The Shrishti Trust, in Munnar. Built with the intent to empower the specially-abled children of the local tea-pluckers by teaching them how to make fruit preservatives, handmade paper, stationery, natural dyes, and bakery products, Srishti Trust has so far incubated 205 individuals who are now self-reliant. The DARE (Development Activities in Rehabilitative Education) School, an initiative of Srishti, has been ranked 10th in the category of India’s Best Special Needs Schools of 2017. The ranking features as part of an annual ranking of India’s top 1,000 (out of 1.4 million) primary-secondary schools, mapped by Education World.