Launch of Preparatory School for Children with Blindness in Jalandhar

We have wonderful news for you! It gives us great pleasure to share that we recently inaugurated the Saksham Resource Center in Jalandhar, Punjab. We would like to make a special mention of Dr. Vinod Pal, who is associated with Niti Aayog. He has been one of our strongest pillars of support in the processContinue reading “Launch of Preparatory School for Children with Blindness in Jalandhar”

Equipping the students with laptops at Young Scholars Educational Trust -July 15, 2022

9 laptops were distributed with the support of Access Braille to the students during an event organized at YSE on 15th July 2022. Before handing over the laptops to the students, they were configured and loaded with all requisite softwares that can aid the students in reading, writing, and performing other such day-to-day tasks. Ms.Continue reading “Equipping the students with laptops at Young Scholars Educational Trust -July 15, 2022”

Webinar on Word Document Accessibility, 13th of July, 2022

Saksham organised a training webinar on Word Document Accessibility on the 13th of July, 2022. Intended as an effort to bring organisations working for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs)up to date with contemporary document accessibility practices, the session was well-attended by Saksham staff and additionally by representatives from other organisations like Arushi in Bhopal. As isContinue reading “Webinar on Word Document Accessibility, 13th of July, 2022”

The Voice of Saksham 2022

Saksham organised the “Voice of Saksham” singing competition for young visually impaired people of three states: Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh, to bring out their musical talents. A whopping 44 participants came in from the three states, and the five highly qualified judges reportedly found the competition an absolute nail-biter. After much deliberation, three topContinue reading “The Voice of Saksham 2022”

The Voice of Saksham

Saksham is organising the “Voice of Saksham” singing competition for young visually impaired people to encourage and highlight their musical talents. The competition also aims to make inroads in their digital empowerment, by means of awarding the winners assistive technology devices. The devices that will be given away as prizes to the winners have beenContinue reading “The Voice of Saksham”

Status and opportunities for promoting use of assistive technologies and content for persons with disabilities in India: Survey

On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Saksham launched its survey, ‘Status and opportunities for promoting use of Assistive technologies and content for persons with disabilities in India’, as part of its research project with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry. The research project aims to understand how and what tools, technologies and content personsContinue reading “Status and opportunities for promoting use of assistive technologies and content for persons with disabilities in India: Survey”

India’s Saksham Trust Recognized as WSIS Champion 2021!

Saksham Trust (and its subsidiary Saktek Foundation) became one of the final champions of the prestigious World Summit on the Information Society Prizes  (WSIS) 2021 in the cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content category. Held virtually this year, the event took place on 19 May 2021 and was presided by Mr HoulinContinue reading “India’s Saksham Trust Recognized as WSIS Champion 2021!”

A Better COVID-19 World for Persons with Disabilities in India.

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 guidelinesContinue reading “A Better COVID-19 World for Persons with Disabilities in India.”

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 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”

Tactile Coloring Set for Visually Challenged Kids

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”