Jai Gupta, Founder, Grapes Club

Overview

Talking about tackling the challenges of disabled or differently abled people is considered taboo. People, in general, many times, do not know how to react in situations when they interact with a person from the community. Unfortunately, there have been instances of mockery and bullying too! The repercussions? People tend to stay indoors. However, abled or differently abled, every human being is capable in his/her own way. Today, we discuss with Jai Gupta on need and ways of tackling the subject.

[00:33] – About Jai Gupta

  • Jai Gupta is the founder of Grapes Club.
  • The venture endeavours to create a digital platform for the disabled community.
  • As a differently abled person himself, Jai emphasizes the emotional gap between what he has and the friends he is getting.
  • It is a platform, where all disabled people can connect with each other.
  • The platform is a one-stop shop for products and services relevant to the community of disabled people.
  • The platform also imparts knowledge about what is happening in the ecosystem and government schemes.

[02:20] – What are the challenges that are faced by the members of the disabled community in our country?

  • Only the bearer knows where the shoe pinches.
  • People are not educated to understand a disabled person’s feelings. Thus, there is a sense of introversion in the community.
  • The larger disabled community tends to stay home and away from social gatherings.
  • There is an information asymmetry with no knowledge.
  • A few months back, the Government announced UDID cards for disabled people. But due to the lack of a dedicated platform for information for them, people remain unaware.

[04:38] – How are you, through Grapes Club, addressing these challenges?

  • Grapes Club is an app, available across all devices.
  • We have a chat system in place, which people can use to talk to each other.
  • The platform gives them a sense of belongingness here, which is missing in general.
  • There is a specially designed system for the visually impaired and locomotive disabled as well. For people with imputed hands, we have a voice recognition system with talkback and voice access enabled.

[15:06] – What roles should society play to become more inclusive?

  • We can have accessibility systems installed across the buildings and infrastructure.
  • Before going anywhere, I have to think twice about how I will reach there. Does the palace have stairs or not?
  • Schools need to be a bit more empathetic towards disabled people. Even if you have 7 disabled children amongst 2000 students, you should do a good deed of installing a lift.
  • Children and youth need to be taught how to approach a disabled child.

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You can connect with Jai Gupta – LinkedIn

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  • Jai Gupta is the founder of Grapes Club.
  • The venture endeavours to create a digital platform for the disabled community.
  • As a differently abled person himself, Jai emphasizes the emotional gap between what he has and the friends he is getting.
  • It is a platform, where all disabled people can connect with each other.
  • The platform is a one-stop shop for products and services relevant to the community of disabled people.
  • The platform also imparts knowledge about what is happening in the ecosystem and government schemes.

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