We are Digital Arts Academy for the Deaf

Digital Arts Academy for the deaf (DAAD) is an edu-tech product company. The companies focus is on delivering accessible technical education to 18 million-odd Deaf people across India. may of whom are under the age of 30. The Deaf community experience a lot of barriers to living a full and productive life. Only a few of us jump through these hoops and be in a position where we can also contribute back to society ideally this shouldn’t be the case.

Our vision is to have every deaf person be a net contributor to the world around him. A major roadblock for this vision to be fulfilled is the lack of qualified educational resources specifically catering to the deaf community. This is especially true when it comes to material that deals with information technology. We plan to bridge the divide by providing courses in IT subjects in ISL education programs in ISL lowers the entry barrier for deaf youth, unlike any other medium.
Qualified resources in our case are any resource material available in India Sign Language (ISL)

Back Ground

Digital Arts Academy for the Deaf (DAAD) is a social enterprise focusing on the education/ upskilling needs of the deaf community in India. The company aims to deliver “Accessible Practical Education” for the Indian deaf community initially

Mission and vision

Our Mission is to help the deaf population reach their full potential and live productive lives that contribute back towards the society

What is a problem facing the deaf community?

• No Skilling opportunity for the Deaf especially in Technology Sector
• Not enough education content available for Deaf (Sign Language)
• Lack of Trainers who are proficient in Sign Language
• Deaf people with good technology interests are hunting for an
• Opportunity to learn and experiment with new things
• Lack of awareness of among the Deaf Community

What is Daad and how we are addressing the issue?

DAAD is India’s first Edutech startup catering to the deaf community. Started by four deaf women entrepreneurs, DAAD plans to bring out an ISL-based education platform focusing on the needs of the deaf community in India (initially). The vision is to include video-based courses to educate/ upskill deaf people/ graduates to improve career prospects. Education programs will focus on technology-based courses/ subjects and general skill development. Programs on Photoshop, Tally, Social Media marketing among others. Will empower deaf land jobs and bring them to the mainstream.

Who is behind DAAD

The people behind the success of DAAD is Team

What are the courses available

The courses available in the platform were Adobe Photoshop, Python, HTML, etc

Remya Raj
Remya Raj
Co-Founder & CEO
Bhavya Sankar
Bhavya Sankar
Finance Director
Anie Mathew Kandathil
Anie Mathew Kandathil
Senior Advisor
Arya Lekshmi VS
Arya Lekshmi VS
Head of Instructor
Archana Krishnan
Archana Krishnan
Graphic Design
Aneesh Kumar
Aneesh Kumar
Customer Support
Shikha Sudhakaran
Shikha Sudhakaran
Video Sign

Contact Us

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