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What is CATI?

The Centre for Assistive Technology and Innovation (CATI) at NISH strives to meet the assistive technology (AT) needs of persons with disability (PwD), especially the accommodation and accessibility needs of students and clients of NISH. CATI is being developed as a state-of-the-art resource centre on the lines of Assistive Technology Centres (ATCs) in leading Universities and aims to be a leader in coordinating and aggregating AT resources to raise the quality of living of PwD, addressing their needs for mobility, communication, education, integration, employment, socialisation, leisure and recreation.

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About AT Course Program

National Institute of Speech & Hearing (NISH), National Institute for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (NIPMR) and Kerala Development and Innovation Strategic Council (K-DISC) are collaborating to conduct a six-month part-time Assistive Technology (AT) course from August 2020 to January 2021, which is the first of its kind in India, combining international expertise as well as local know-how in a unique blended learning model.

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Assistive Technology Database

Choose your disability and assistive technology (AT) need to get a list of affordable products available in India to suit your needs.

Assessment and Training

CATI with the other rehabilitation professionals at NISH to do a holistic AT assessment of the person with disability and recommend appropriate solutions.

Assistive Technology Project Guidance

Students and startups working on assistive technology (AT) projects can be provided with mentorship on ‘user-centric product development’

Internship Program

The internship program allows interns to interact with the persons with disability and the rehabilitation professionals at NISH