A White Paper titled 'Priorities for a COVID-19 World: ICT Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities in India' was released by the Broadband India Forum (BIF) -' A Think-Tank for Digital Transformation', during a special session of The Digital Dialogue on Monday, 10th August 2020. The paper recognizes that although there are Acts, policies, and guidelines … Continue reading A Better COVID-19 World for Persons with Disabilities in India.
Saksham in collaboration with HCL Foundation had started its project Experience zone- Affordable Assistive Technology for Persons with Print Disabilities in 2019. The objectives of this project are to sensitise the parents, educators and stakeholders about the available solutions, and to enable them to try out and identify most appropriate solutions for their specific requirements. … Continue reading Kibo XS: Your Companion which makes Print and Handwritten Text Accessible in multiple languages
Saksham in collaboration with HCL Foundation had started its project Experience zone- Affordable Assistive Technology for Persons with Print Disabilities in 2019. The objectives of this project is to sensitise the parents, educators and stakeholders about the available solutions, and to enable them to try out and identify most appropriate solutions for their specific requirements. … Continue reading Tactile Coloring Set for Visually Challenged Kids
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) report, there are 285 million visually-impaired people worldwide and among these, there are 39 million who are totally blind. There have been several systems designed to support visually impaired people (VIP) and to improve the quality of their lives. However, unfortunately, most of these systems are limited in … Continue reading An electronic labelling system for people who are visually impaired and blind
During this difficult time of the worldwide Covid pandemic, schools have been using the digital platform to stay in touch with students and continue their studies. Saksham has not lagged behind in this endeavour. Teachers at Saksham are connected with their students through WhatsApp audio and video calls or through Zoom. They have made planning … Continue reading Nothing stops in Saksham during Covid Pandemic
As we all are aware COVID-19 is spreading rapidly worldwide and we are fighting against this pandemic through maintaining social distancing and by frequently practicing good hygiene. So, here are some basic and the most important precautions to take to avoid the infection: A-Wash your hands frequently Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands soap and … Continue reading How to protect yourself from COVID-19
SAKSHAM has been converting regular books into audiobooks for decades. It's been a long winding road from that moment to the present time, but presently, the Sugamaya Pustakalaya digital library that is supported by the Indian government more than 500,000 titles available for the blind and print disabled persons. This adds up to the books … Continue reading The Largest Collection Of Online Materials For The Visually Impaired
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor launched a new mobile application to help visually impaired persons in identifying the denomination of currency notes known as the Mobile Aided Note Identifier (MANI), the RBI app can be freely downloaded from Android Playstore or iOS. This new application will help the visually impaired people to identify … Continue reading MANI – Mobile Aided Note Identifier.
Against all odds, a visually impaired student Ms Tapaswini Das has cleared the Odisha Civil Service Examination in 2018 conducted by the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC). With her strong determination to achieve her goals, she secured 161st position in the exam in which 218 have qualified. Ms Tapaswini who is a resident of Bhubaneshwar … Continue reading Odisha’s First Visually Impaired Women IAS Officer
Saksham is all set to launch its EVO-E10 and Saktek Online Store this Saturday on 14 December 2019. The EVO-E10 is a daisy player specially designed to be a complete audio substitute for print material. It can be a game-changer for students with visual impairment allowing them to easily record lectures in the classroom or … Continue reading Launch of Saksham’s EVO-E10 and Saktek Online Store!