Nitin is a child with visual impairment since birth. His father is a laborer and mother is a domestic helper. He has 3 brothers and sister. He came to Saksham 4 years ago after having withdrawn from a blind school because of a very bad experience there. As a result, he was emotionally traumatized. He … Continue reading Nitin’s Story- Exploring self.
Do you remember listening to the bedtime stories by your mom, dad or grandparents? I remember my dad narrating those stories to me, I used to close my eyes and visualize whatever he narrates to me. Audio description is basically narrating the story to persons with visual impairment. The narration translates images or other visual information … Continue reading Audio Description- My first experience
Saksham Trust and with very valuable support from SAPIENT, The Directorate of Film Festivals, is organizing the screening of popular Bollywood film ‘Sholay’ with audio-description, subtitles, and supported by sign-language interpretation. The audio description feature, when combined with subtitles, enhances the abilities of a person with visual and/or hearing impairment to experience and connect with … Continue reading Ministry of Information and Broadcasting advocates for making cinema inclusive
Story 1: Saksham goes beyond to reach the unreached The Community Based Rehabilitation program With the support of the funding partners Metlife, FISERV and Concern India, Saksham has taken the initiative to provide rehabilitation services to children with visual Impairment and Multiple Disabilities from the remote villages of Noida and Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The … Continue reading Saksham’s Infant to Toddler and Extension Programs
Almost a decade ago Sakham took the first step to audio describing the movie Black and prepared a special DVD of the movie that many of us enjoyed. We started with the vision that one day we will reach a stage where most of the movies released in Indian theatres will provide persons with visual … Continue reading First Time in India- Audio Description in movie halls.
Dependence on others for reading and writing is one of the biggest hurdles in way of education, employment and leading an independent life, especially in case of people living with visual disabilities and low vision. To empower the persons with visual disabilities, the DAISY Consortium (a network of not for profit organizations from 55 countries) … Continue reading Simply Reading App- An Application for Print-Disabled and Visually Impaired
Print disability is a condition related to blindness, visual impairment, specific learning disability or other physical condition in which the student needs an alternative or specialized format (i.e., Braille, Large Print, Audio, Digital text) in order to access and gain information from conventional printed materials. Print disability is easiest to understand when considering how the student … Continue reading What’s Print Disability?