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Ipsum Technologies is a social enterprise that is focused on creating opportunities for persons with disabilities to thrive in the growing digital economy. Since our incorporation in 2014, we have been developing assistive technology devices, accessible websites and multimedia content, and have acquired expertise in ICT accessibility.
Our mission is to create an accessible digital world. We have developed our service offering based on the relationships we've built with the community of persons with disabilities. We understand their needs and desires and therefore can design meaningful digital experiences that are accessible and enjoyable to a wide range of users. https://www.ipsumtechnologies.org
Digital Inclusion for a Better World
Shawn Melville, Managing Director
To create opportunities for persons with disabilities to thrive
in the growing digital economy by empowering them with
digital skills training, employment and access to technology.
people in the world have a disability
are people of working age
Did You Know?
Persons with disabilities include those who have long-term physical,
mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with
various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in
society on an equal basis with others.
UN Definition for disability and UNCRPD
Functional Solutions Model
Social Identity Model
Theoretical Models of Disability
20%of people with disabilities are
currently in employed
of all people with disabilities live beneath
the poverty line
related to disability fall into a band between
3 and 7 percent
An accessible online platform that will enable persons with disabilities to
access digital skills training and employment.
This eliminates the cost of commute to
traditional employment and removes
infrastructure barriers that hinder
persons with disabilities from being
hired by businesses as employees and
Employers will be able to cost
effectively outsource work to
knowledgeable and professional
persons with disabilities.
It will create opportunities for
persons with disabilities to access
employment and service provider
contracts in the growing digital
Our Business Model
We offer accessible multimedia and website design services to NGOs and
SMBs utilizing the digital skills of persons with disabilities.
Virtual Assistant Multimedia Editor Web Designer
Since our incorporation in 2014, we have been developing assistive
technology devices, accessible websites and multimedia content, and have
acquired expertise in ICT accessibility.
In October 2019, we facilitated a
full day UN ECLAC workshop on the
topic 'Increasing access to
technology for persons with
We collaborated with the NCPD
and CTU to host the Digital
Accessibility Bootcamp for
designers, developers, educators,
policy makers and persons with
disabilities which was held in
Our ‘Blind Way Forward’ has been
featured at Carifesta XIII in Barbados,
premiered on TTT in 2019 and
received an award for best
documentary at the 2020 Rollywood
We have key partnerships with the following organisations:
NCPD - National Centre for Persons with Disabilities
PAVI - Persons Associated with Visual Impairment
TTBWA - Trinidad and Tobago Blind Welfare Association
TTAHI - Trinidad and Tobago Association for the Hearing Impaired
CTU - Caribbean Telecommunications Union
Meet the Team
Asenath Mc Ewen
Our team is dedicated to improving the quality of life for persons with disabilities
We are seeking
from an impact investor to develop our platform,
launch an advertising campaign and hire key staff.
Onboarding new hires
Office space rental
Social media marketing
Newspaper and Radio ads
Trade shows and missions