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Kibo: A one-stop solution to access any kind of Printed, Handwritten or Digital content through audio

Bengaluru, India
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Bonny Dave
3 years ago


Trestle Labs is an Assistive Technology company (For-Profit Social Enterprise) empowering people with Print and Learning disabilities to access Printed, Handwritten and Digital content in real-time through Audio.

Our vision is to make world’s resources inclusive and empower people with Print and Learning disabilities (Blindness, Low-vision, Dyslexia etc.) read and learn anything they want to, and not be dependent on what the world can make accessible for them; thereby, e...

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Having launched Kibo XS device in July 2019, our deployments are currently across 5 countries, 15 states in India with 140+ customers. The Kibo Mobile App, rolled out in July 2019 is empowering 27,000+ visually impaired people (as on 07/11/2020) who have cumulatively accessed more than 2.5 Million+ documents, with 15 Million+ minutes of overall engagement time.




Our innovation comprises 2 products: 1. Kibo mobile-app 2. Kibo XS device Kibo mobile-app is a one-stop solution to access any kind of Printed, Handwritten and Digital content, in real-time, through audio, across multiple Indian and overseas languages, with an immersive reading and learning experience at par with sighted peers. While bringing access to 1 Million+ accessible books in collaboration with various online digital-libraries to download and listen in audio, Kibo app allows users to read any digital document - PDF, ePub, Daisy, Docx, Txt, Images and Audio across multiple Indian and overseas languages. While Kibo mobile-app also offers Capture and Read feature, not many of our Visually-impaired friends are dexterous enough to capture photos using their phone, and the task is even tougher when the content volume is large (for Higher-education, Competitive-exams and Workplace scenarios).  Kibo XS device So, for Educational and Workplace scenarios, we have developed Kibo XS which is a table-lamp like device that reads any Printed and Handwritten Content across 12 Indian and multiple overseas languages in real-time through audio, translates text across 100+ languages and helps download the same across Editable formats like Doc, Docx and even PDF, while giving an option to save the documents on Kibo-cloud for multi-device access.


January 2017 - Till date


Kibo XS device: 1. January 2018: Pilot Launch | 150+ visually-challenged individuals (Maharashtra State) | Organized by NAB-Maharashtra Unit and YCMOU 2. August-November 2018: We sold 12 Kibo devices and received orders for 30 more across NGOs, Blind Schools, Government Public libraries, Inclusive Schools and Universities. Kibo App: 1. October 2018: EMPOWER-2018 conference (IIT-D); Kibo app Beta-launch; 100 visually-impaired professionals from various IT companies globally 2. November 2018 - June 2019: Focused pilots with a closed group of 500 users across - Delhi, Nashik, Bangalore, Ahmedabad Partners involved: National Association for the Blind (NAB), Blind People’s Association (BPA), Saksham Trust, Enable India, Mitra Jyothi, Samarthanam Trust, YCMOU, National Federation of the Blind (NFB-Nashik), TCS, IIT-Delhi, JNU, WinVinaya Foundation


Bengaluru, India


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Accessibility of Education to visually impaired in India

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Addressing the education incongruity among the visually impaired population is the need of the hour.

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