Upasana Makati

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Upasana Makati is a Mumbai-based entrepreneur, founder of White Print, and activist for the visually impaired.[1][2] In 2016, she was named one of Forbes India's 30 Under 30.[3]

Education[edit]

Makati studied Communication at the University of Ottawa.[3]

White Print[edit]

In 2013, Upasana Makati considered how visually impaired people began their day, so she visited schools to find out.[1] After discovering few options for the visually impaired to read without the assistance of a screen reader, she founded White Print, India's first English lifestyle magazine published in braille.[1] The magazine prints 64 pages and covers topics like art, sports, politics, and film.[4]

The magazine is a for-profit, paid for via traditional methods like subscribers and corporate advertisements.[2]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lidhoo, Prerna (18 Apr 2018). "Upasana Makati: Making print accessible". www.fortuneindia.com. Retrieved 2019-11-21.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Mumbai Diary: Friday Dossier". mid-day. 2019-07-05. Retrieved 2019-11-21.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Panchal, Salil (11 Feb 2016). "30 Under 30: Upasana Makati - Helping the visually-challenged see". Forbes India. Retrieved 2019-11-21.
  4. Kapoor, Divya (25 Apr 2018). "Meet the woman who is helping blind people see the world". India Today. Retrieved 2019-11-21.