MANI – Mobile Aided Note Identifier.

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 identifyContinue reading “MANI – Mobile Aided Note Identifier.”

Odisha’s First Visually Impaired Women IAS Officer

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 BhubaneshwarContinue reading “Odisha’s First Visually Impaired Women IAS Officer”

Launch of Saksham’s EVO-E10 and Saktek Online Store!

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 orContinue reading “Launch of Saksham’s EVO-E10 and Saktek Online Store!”

SUGAMYA PUSTAKALYA- A step towards an Accessible Digital India

Saksham’s new venture in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment with member organizations of Daisy Forum of India (DFI) and powered by TCS Access Infinity is the SUGAMYA PUSTAKALAYA. Sugamya Pustakalaya an online library, is India ‘s first and largest collection of accessible books. The Pustakalaya is the aggregator of accessible versions of books availableContinue reading “SUGAMYA PUSTAKALYA- A step towards an Accessible Digital India”

Nitin’s Story- Exploring self.

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 He came to Saksham 4 years ago after having withdrawn from a blind school because of a very bad experience there.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. HeContinue reading “Nitin’s Story- Exploring self.”

Simply Reading App- An Application for Print-Disabled and Visually Impaired

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”

What’s Print Disability?

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 studentContinue reading “What’s Print Disability?”

Common sports for visually impaired users

Being diagnosed as blind or partially sighted does not mean that the person has to give up on his favorite sports altogether. In fact, there are many sports which have been adapted for those who are blind or partially sighted, as well as entirely new sports only open to people with a sight condition. WithContinue reading “Common sports for visually impaired users”

Some great personalities with Visual Impairment

The man who gave us the laws of inertia, falling bodies and parabolic trajectories had imbibed his vision with a golden feather. Galileo Galilei, an astronomer, and mathematician, who gave us the fundamental laws of physics and astronomy, turned the tide in his way and made brief inventions of his time. Galileo was the firstContinue reading “Some great personalities with Visual Impairment”

Prevention of blindness and Visual Impairment

The colossal problem of blindness is well known to the ophthalmologists, planners, and administrators of this country. There are 9 million blind and 45 million visually impaired individuals. Of the 9 million 85% are curable and in 27% blindness could have been preven­ted if timely measures of promotion of ocular health, prevention of eye diseasesContinue reading “Prevention of blindness and Visual Impairment”