Matamata is a social-driven enterprise founded in Malaysia to help the Blind and Visually Impaired (BVI) gain independence and inclusivity on the web.
We achieve this by harnessing the power of technology to:
#1 - Find and create remote work for the Bvi
We help create a side income for BVIs by connecting them to freelancing opportunities on the web. These opportunities empower them to use their computer (ICT) skills to be equal contributors to our country’s rising digital economy.
Presently, we focus on building up the ICT skills of BVIs to provide video (e.g., YouTube) and audio transcription and translation services.
Interested in learning more about freelancing opportunities? Want to hire a freelancer from the BVI community? Follow the link below:
#2 - BUILD ACCESSIBLE TECH
We believe that Web accessibility is the key to ensuring equal access and equal opportunities for the Blind and Visually Impaired (BVI).
Our current project: Sightgigs.com | Sightgigs is an accessible freelancing platform that connects aspiring BVI freelancers to remote opportunities online.
Past project: Matamata App | The Matamata App is an AI-driven image reader app with multiple features to assist the BVIs and connect them to visually impaired and sighted users.
Learn more about our projects in the link below:
#3 - Advocate for the rights of the BVI in the country
We were founded on a simple belief:
We believe that access to information and communications technologies (ICT)—including the web—is a basic human right.
We support other organizations and groups in the country in fighting for the rights of the BVI community and Persons with Disabilities (PWD) through education and advocacy.