Nethra Vidyalaya, a non-profit organization, provides education for blind in India and is a part of the Jeeyar Educational Trust (JET). Nethra Vidyalaya provides educational programs from primary level to high school, junior & senior college, where hundreds of blind students are being trained every year. Nethra Vidyalaya is unique in terms of their hi-tech approaches. One example is students are trained to write their Intermediate Board exams and Degree exams on laptops without the help of scribes (helpers) – currently the only such program in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, with such arrangements. With its mission, to empower the visually challenged with the latest technology, it is now a growing NGO with over 1860 students. JET provides FREE boarding, lodging, and food, and study material, education for the blind in its facilities in both Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam (Vizag).
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsor, Turkish Airlines, the Vision-Aid team is very pleased to announce an exciting new addition to our event this year: Win 2 airline tickets on Turkish Airlines to many global destinations.
Our sponsor, Turkish Airlines, has generously offered TWO FREE ROUND TRIP AIR TICKET FROM USA TO INDIA , OR ANY DESTINATION WHERE TURKISH AIRLINES FLIES.
Vision-Aid has been conducting various programs to train visually impaired students to be lifelong learners, and reach their highest potential.
One success story is Ravi, an electrical engineering student from India. To read his story please see the link below
Vision-Aid provides rehabilitation for the visually impaired. Our world-class computer training programs, which are benchmarked with the programs of leading institutions, empower blind and low vision students to reach great heights. Students with vision impairment are provided with one-on-one assessment , training and devices.
Vision-Aid programs have won 6 national and international awards in its 10+ years of existence.
We appreciate Ravi Kiran Vissa, Director of Photography and Doug Milton, editor, for producing some videos that highlight Vision-Aid's endeavors in the past year.
The Vision-Aid team was invited by the Boston Accessibility RoundTable to present at its meetup in Cambridge. It was an excellent meeting where the Vision-Aid team met some interesting and inspiring people, all doing wonderfully innovative things to make our world more accessible to people with disabilities.