What's happening at Vision-Aid?

Vision-Aid has had a great start this year.  Various programs have been rolled out in the field to help rehabilitate the visually impaired across our centers.  The pictures below provide a glimpse of some the ongoing activities that have been successfully running by the love and support of our volunteers.

In the pictures below, you will see hands on computer training being conducted at one center.  At another center, you will see vision impaired job aspirants being trained and counseled.

Hands on hardware training for vision impaired    Vision impaired job aspirants being counseled and trained at Vision aid center

We have a well equipped Central Teaching Station at Vizag, where computer lessons are conducted over Skype. You also see students attending these computer training lessons over Skype, at another center.

Our well equipped Central Teaching Station at Vizag  conducting computer lessons on Skype A student attending computer training lessons on Skype

Vision-Aid strives to use training techniques most suitable to the candidate and his role. As part of the training, the sighted teachers are blindfolded while undergoing computer training. This helps them better understand the limitations and requirements of their vision impaired students and be more effective teachers. People with low vision are trained using contrast screens to help them see better. Retinitis Pigmentosa patients are trained using white on black screens.

 Sighted teachers are blindfolded during computer training     Low vision individuals use contrast screens     Retinitis Pigmentosa patients using white on black screens

Vision-Aid aims to customize and personalize the trainings according to the skill levels and specific needs of the trainees.  Spoken English courses are conducted for candidates who lack proficiency in the language.  Individual attention is paid to slow learners to help them build confidence and master the subject matter.  Vocational training is given in candle, chalk and agarbatti making.  The picture below is from our Milton center in Berhampur where the vocational training was conducted recently.

English language lessons for individuals lacking proficiency in speaking     Individual attention is paid to slow learners     Vocational training is given for candle/agarbatti making

Vision aid is constantly supporting and working on innovations that help make lives of vision impaired individuals better.  The Electronic wand by Vision aid recently won the Innovation award from Government of India's Department for Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR).

Electronic wand wins innovation award DSIR 

Every once in a while, Vision-Aid is honored to host dignitaries, who are interested in seeing our work.  Rotarian V J Patel of Rotary Club Victoria, Seychelles and Mr. Varada Reddy, past Rotary District Governor, visited us on March 6th. Both Mr. Patel and Mr. Reddy were invited for the visit by Rotarian Avasarala Srinivas, VP Vision-Aid, India.  The guests spent about an hour at our center and appreciated the work being done by Vision-Aid.  They also promised support and cooperation from the Rotary Club.

Rotarian V J Patel of Rotary Club Victoria, Seychelles visits Vision aid     Rotarian V J Patel of Rotary Club Victoria, Seychelles appreciate the efforts of Vision aid

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