Creating jobs for blind and visually impaired persons
Sightgigs is a freelancing website-in-progress designed for the blind and visually impaired persons to access remote job opportunities online.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of visually impaired persons globally is estimated to be 285 million, of whom 39 million are blind. (Reference: Global data of visual impairments 2010)
As of October 2020, the number of visually impaired persons on record is 51,540. Speaking to several blind and visually impaired persons (BVI), we have identified key challenges that the BVI community are facing in the country.
Matamata is a social enterprise that aims to use technology to help the blind and visually impaired (BVI) community gain independence and inclusivity online. At present, our focus is on building a freelancing website to connect the BVI community in Malaysia to employers and new job opportunities.
We believe that there is no single solution to address these challenges. But, we have a vision of a future where blind and visually impaired persons receive equal opportunities on the web.
With the support of various stakeholders, we at Matamata are focusing on three main approaches.
How you can help ❤️
Our goal at Matamata is to help the blind and visually impaired community gain more independence and inclusivity online.
We have a monstrous task ahead of us, and your help will ensure that we reach out to as many people as possible.
Work with us
We are actively looking for developers, collaborators and volunteers.
Help and support our cause through personal or corporate sponsorships.
Spread the word
Invite your friends and family. Together, let’s change more lives.