New Delhi, India, June 29, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- This June, Oswald Foundation, the multinational accessibility technology that makes Agastya, Shravan, and Valmiki, successfully completed their month-long crowdfunding campaign. Oswald Foundation had previously qualified for the Second Round of The Economic Times presents Catapooolt Changemakers Challenge Season 2 after winning the Delhi round. 32 top startups from all over India participated in the challenge, raising over INR 2,600,000.
Oswald Foundation raised 106.45% of their goal amount of INR 100,000 and emerges as one of the top 10 teams in the competition. They raised this amount for their web accessibility product, Agastya, that allows website owners, companies, and developers to add disabled-friendly features to their websites.
With Agastya, companies can add accessibility features for people who are differently abled — like the dyslexic, the visually impaired or blind, and senior citizens, all automatically, without writing a single line of code. It allows users to customize the font size, face, and contrast for a comfortable reading experience, and has modes like “Dyslexia-friendly Mode,” built-in translation is 100+ languages, and reads aloud websites for people who are blind or illiterate.
With research from the W3C and the British Dyslexic Association and support from the world’s only accelerator program for living with blindness, EyeFocus, Oswald Foundation's product is the world’s first end-to-end accessibility solution for the web and has over 200,000 monthly pages from their beta testers. Their campaign offered multiple rewards, including Agastya credits, exclusive merchandize, and online shopping vouchers.
“Oswald Foundation’s product for dyslexic and old-aged people is a must-integrate tool for all the startups which are digital,” said Sairee Chahal, the founder of SHEROES. Now, Oswald Foundation will head to the finals of the challenge to raise funds from angel investors and venture capitalists.