Author: Steve Koon, Founder of Innovate 99 Impact Investment Consulting
Source: “China-UK Social Enterprise and Social Investment Case Studies” publication
Edited by: British Council Society Team

Case Summary:

In just a few years, WeChat has gained 1 billion users. Smartphones have thoroughly changed our life. However, for Cao Jun, the creator of mobile phones that can be used by the blind and a blind person himself, smartphones can and should change the lives of the blind as well. He taught himself computer technology and learned from his experience that computers can change his life. However, due to economic and technological limitations, few blind people can have computers. With the arrival of the smartphone era, Cao Jun sees an unprecedented opportunity. If blind people could use smartphones, they would be enabled to “see farther”. 

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