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Empowering the visually impaired to live with independence and dignity.  

Vision-Aid provides a range of  devices , training and services which aim to enable, educate and empower the visually impaired. Vision-Aid programs have won  national and international awards, and brought positive impact to many.

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Inclusive STEM Hackathon 2019

Inclusive STEM Hackathon 2019

The Inclusive STEM Hackathon is a 24-hour hackathon where visually impaired coders and software developers, industry professionals, and engineering students come together to work on exciting and challenging projects.

Hackathon 2019

This years Inclusive STEM Hackathon began on 17th January and ended on 19th January, on the campus of IIIT Bangalore. Organizers of the event included IIIT Bangalore, I-Stem, Vision-Aid, Vision Empower Trust and The Xavier’s Resource Centre for the Visually Challenged.

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An update from our Spoken English Classes in Agra

An update from our Spoken English Classes in Agra

Vision-Aid has been working with the Lui Braille Blind School in Agra, India on a range of projects. One of these projects is a spoken English program. The classes are taught in a blended model, with the primary instruction happening virtually with one hour long classes every day, and one local assistant teacher who helps to reinforce concepts. The progress we have seen from our students has been remarkable and inspiring!

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Computer Programming Classes for the Visually Impaired- Call for Volunteers!

Vision-Aid is running an exciting  initiative to teach computer programming to the visually impaired. The demand has been strong and we are actively recruiting teachers and mentors to help us. Do you want to get invovled? Please read on!

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Announcement - call for applications - python programming


 

An Exciting Program from Vision-Aid

Computer Programming Classes for the
Visually Challenged

Applications for Spring & Fall Semester 2019 Open.

Limited Enrollment.  Apply soon!

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Vision-Aid's Workshop on Innovations in Mobile and Braille Technologies A Success

Vision-Aid's Workshop on Innovations in Mobile and Braille Technologies A Success

Vision-Aid held a workshop, in collaboration with it's partner, Youth4Jobs on Innovations in Mobile and Braille Technologies for the visually impaired in Bengaluru on 20th January 2019. The instructors Balaji, Justin and Manjunatha provided insights on various topics. Many trainers from Vision-Aid's partner organizations including Youth4Jobs, Samarthanam, Nethra, Aravind, Sankara Nethralaya and others attended the workshop. The knowledge and skills acquired by the participating trainers will ripple through to many others in coming months.

 

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News from the field: Partnership with Aravind Eye Hospital

News from the field: Partnership with Aravind Eye Hospital

Vision-Aid's partnership with Aravind Hostpital in Madurai is making great strides in proving support to the visually impaired in that part of the country.

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Video : Vision-Aid Workshop on “Navigation and Orientation of Accessible MOOCs for the VIsually impaired"

On December 15th we had our very first online workshop on ‘navigation and orientation on accessible Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) platforms for the visually impaired’. Here is the video link to this workshop for more insight 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVcCt5xNnwQ&feature=youtu.be

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Vision-Aid Announces a New Partnership and Inclusive Stem Hackathon 2019

Vision-Aid Announces a New Partnership and Inclusive Stem Hackathon 2019

Vision-Aid is proud to announce some new ventures as the year 2018 comes to a close. 

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Exciting new initiatives at Vision-Aid: Spoken English Classes at Agra and Aligarh

Exciting new initiatives at Vision-Aid: Spoken English Classes at Agra and Aligarh

In 2017, Vision-Aid introduced Spoken English as one of the key programs in our model. We quickly realized that while many organizations teach spoken English, the materials and methods rely heavily on visual cues which do not work for the visually impaired students. So we set out to design a custom training program in spoken English for the visually impaired that can reach visually impaired students in all settings rural and urban.

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Boston Accessibility Conference shines a bright light on accessibility

Boston Accessibility Conference shines a bright light on accessibility

The Boston Accessibility Conference was held on last Saturday October 27th at the Fidelity Offices in downtown Boston, MA. Vision-Aid co-sponsored the conference and hosted a panel "Making MOOCs more accessible to the visually impaired" and an information session on "The Vision-Aid Model”. Vision-Aid sincerely thanks our corporate sponsors Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare for their financial support which made this event possible. We are working on making the videos available soon. Please stay tuned!

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