Snapdeal.com launched a specialty online Rehab and Support Store to cater to the special needs of persons with disabilities.
This is the first of its kind virtual store in India aimed at providing accessibility to differently abled people for a convenient shopping experience. The virtual store was electronically inaugurated by Honourable Member of Parliament, Chairman, Standing Committee on External Affairs and former Union Minister Dr. Shashi Tharoor in the presence of Rohit Bansal, Co-founder of Snapdeal.com.
The online store will have more than 1100 products ranging from wheel chairs to hearing machines to walking sticks. The store will also enable the buyers to compare product specifications and make an informed buying decision.
Tharoor said, “We have all long taken for granted that as long as we can afford to buy something, we can go wherever we want, buy whatever we want. But the differently abled usually do not have that opportunity. For them, it is a struggle to get to a shop, and reach the kind of product they need. With this initiative, the differently abled can now buy products at the click of a mouse.”
Rohit Bansal, Co-founder, Snapdeal.com, added, “Approximately 27 million people in India have a disability and there are barely any services specifically targeted at providing them with access to benefits of India’s technological progress. Through this initiative, we are aiming to provide them access to various support and rehabilitation products. Now, people with different abilities will be able to access these niche products easily sitting in the comforts of their homes for a convenient shopping experience.”