Dec 28, 2018 · 3 min read
As a young team taking a product (which has been a couple years in the making) to market, there’s a lot of excitement in the air. Here’s a summary of our next steps, goals, and planned launches you can look forward to.
Read about our journey through 2018.
Partnerships and Collaborations
We’re working with the Education Ministry, supported by the State Innovation Cell, to create multi-sensory learning material for class I Math and language. These products will pilot in government supported blind schools in the state. We’re looking forward to the opportunity to build in close association with the government, and to learn as much about operations as we’ve learnt about creating learning resources.
Learn English Through Stories (LETS Project)
Supported by Tata Centre in IIT Bombay, and led by Prof. Alka Hingorani, LETS facilitates language learning in resource constrained environments. They’ve created a series of illustrated books and accompanying audio — recorded readings of the books set to original music. The Tactopus app delivers audio contextually as a reader flips through the books, keeping up with them. This way, a reader’s attention can remain on the beautiful illustrations and print text, while the supporting tech fades to the background of the experience.
The LETS team plans to pilot this learning system in community libraries in early 2019.
We intend to focus on early learning needs of children with or without disabilities, with emphasis on making the experience playful and engaging for all. We’re trying to achieve a balance of content, between a) curriculum-based learning objectives that schools and teachers will need, and b) content based on life-skills, such as maps and navigation, currency and monetary transactions, and travel. As always, we’re open to collaborating, so talk to us if you have any ideas we can co-create.
We’re hiring designers, developers and project managers to keep up with our plans in product development, sales and marketing.
Right at this moment, we have a software development intern from SASTRA University developing our next game. We’re working with teams in IIM Bangalore and IIM Calcutta, who are doing market research and price models for us. We recently hired a community manager who has experience working with disability rights, activism and has managed awareness campaigns in the past. The energy and enthusiasm we see in each of these people makes the founders’ passion pale in comparison 🙂
Check out our careers page for more details, and do share it with anybody who may be looking for such opportunities. Here are links to apply to open positions:
Back-end Software Development
Talk about Inclusion
In case you missed it, we’ve got tactile holiday cards that you can send out to start conversations about inclusion and accessibility. Wish you happy holidays!
Order your cards here: tinyurl.com/singingcards