TBI Blogs: Meet Chetna Nagpal: Visually Impaired, Ambitious, and a Fighter

Note: The post has been taken from the Better India blog. It was written by Shruti Pushkarna in 2016, the Communications Manager with Score Foundation in New Delhi. People suffering from visual impairment often face extreme difficulties in various aspects of their lives. Here’s a young woman who decided to take on her disability – and itsContinue reading “TBI Blogs: Meet Chetna Nagpal: Visually Impaired, Ambitious, and a Fighter”

The Inspiring Story of the Blind Photographer Who Shot an Ad Campaign with Katrina Kaif

Note: The article has been taken from Better India. by Aditi Patwardhan Why is it so amazing to not have any limits or doubts? This profound quote by Aaliya Kamal, the blind photographer grappling with her artistic expression in the film Ship of Theseus, immediately comes to mind when you come across the work of BhaveshContinue reading “The Inspiring Story of the Blind Photographer Who Shot an Ad Campaign with Katrina Kaif”

My first experience with Google Home, a Voice First Hardware

To begin with I would like to provide few facts and figures taken from an article at: “A) Proliferation of voice-first hardware Voice labs define a voice-first device as an always-on, intelligent piece of hardware where the primary interface is voice, both input and output. The first voice-first hardware on the market was Amazon EchoContinue reading “My first experience with Google Home, a Voice First Hardware”

The difference that Music can bring about in children with multiple disabilities

Vihaan (name changed) has been attending the Infant to Toddler Unit at Saksham from July 2016. He was three year when he came to us. He is an expressive, social and happy kid. Some of his challenges were when he joined Saksham were lack of speech, lack of independent sitting, visual processing disorders, absence ofContinue reading “The difference that Music can bring about in children with multiple disabilities”

Not Just Seeing Is Believing, Accessible Audio Books & a Library for Visually Impaired Are Here

(Note: This article has been taken from the Better India Blog, it is written by our employee Ms. Sonali.) Books are considered a person’s best companion. It is said that “When you open a book, you open a new world”. Books provide us with an endless pool of knowledge and information and allow a personContinue reading “Not Just Seeing Is Believing, Accessible Audio Books & a Library for Visually Impaired Are Here”

Screen reading software… Where have I been throughout my life?¿

Recently I googled the statistics of the blind in India not out of curiosity actually, just because I’ve got an assignment to write an article on assistive technology and visual impairment. The time I clicked on the search button to find the stats the first thing which I came across was India is now homeContinue reading “Screen reading software… Where have I been throughout my life?¿”

The Best Things in Life are priceless- An Intern’s Journey in SAKSHAM

The first look by a juvenile My first step into the office was filled with loads of nervousness as this was my first ever professional fellowship. Each of them was busy working and after a while, I was introduced to my mentor. She explained me the brief work which I was supposed to do. Further,Continue reading “The Best Things in Life are priceless- An Intern’s Journey in SAKSHAM”

UPBRINGING A VISUALLY IMPAIRED CHILD

The visually impaired (VI) have passed through various stages – of being treated as rejected section of the society to being recognized as talented persons who were no inferior to their counterparts. The blind person is usually self – taught, often being given appropriate assistance from institutions or schools. They are taught not to pityContinue reading “UPBRINGING A VISUALLY IMPAIRED CHILD”

Legal Rights for Visually Impaired

The people of India with disabilities like blindness or visual impairment have been provided with “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill – 2016”. Responsibility has been cast upon the appropriate governments to take effective measures to ensure that the persons with blindness or visual impairment disabilities enjoy their rights equally with others. Additional benefits suchContinue reading “Legal Rights for Visually Impaired”

EDUCATING CHILDREN WITH MULTIPLE DISABILITIES AT SAKSHAM SCHOOL

Children with multiple disabilities need special training, support in education needs special care. Special educators have required speech therapist, teachers for special education, occupational therapist, transportation facility, assistance, functional assessment, speech therapy, physiotherapy, parent counselling, computer literacy, etc. Saksham school in Noida provides all these special assistance to blind, visually impaired child or any disabledContinue reading “EDUCATING CHILDREN WITH MULTIPLE DISABILITIES AT SAKSHAM SCHOOL”