To mark the International day for people with disability, the country’s first online Rehab and Support store for the differently abled was launched in the Capital. The first-of-its-kind virtual store, from the stable of Snapdeal.com, was inaugurated by Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor. It aims at providing accessibility to differently abled people for a convenient shopping experience, with more than 1,100 products ranging from wheelchairs to hearing machines and walking sticks. The store will also enable the buyers to compare product specifications and make an informed buying decision.
Tharoor said, “We have all long taken for granted that as long as we can afford to buy something, we can go wherever we want, buy whatever we want. But the differently abled usually do not have that opportunity. For them, it is a struggle to get to a shop, and reach the kind of product they need. With this initiative, the differently abled can now buy products at the click of a mouse.”
Rohit Bansal, Co-founder, Snapdeal.com, added, “Approximately 27 million people in India have a disability and there are barely any services specifically targeted at providing them with access to benefits of India’s technological progress. Through this initiative, we are aiming to provide them access to various support and rehabilitation products. Now, people with different abilities will be able to access these niche products easily sitting in the comforts of their homes for a convenient shopping experience.” The store can be accessed here.