Making Wikipedia more accessible to people with lower literacy and vision impairments.

  • Pratik Shetty

    Pratik Shetty, a social entrepreneur, is the recipient of Creative Commons 2019 Scholarship for his work on promoting free media content on the internet. He has previously led Keep India Clean, a decentralized Swachh Bharat non-profit initiative which had a presence in 20+ cities across India.


Wikipedia is a source of genuine, neutral knowledge. 1 in every 4 Indians lack the ability to read text and therefore are unable to access this source of knowledge. VideoWiki makes Wikipedia more accessible by adding a visual and audio layer to Wikipedia, ensuring that in the future, the 'sum of all human knowledge' is not limited to just text. VideoWiki is currently working on building “neutral”, “reliable”, and “verifiable” videos in Indian languages, starting from Hindi.


Thematic Area: Education

Location: Mumbai

Geographical area: Pan India

Track: Tech

Cohort: N/T2

Year: 2019