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Eyeway Conversations with Justin Philips

In this episode of Eyeway Conversations, George Abraham speaks with Justin Philips, a Braille and spoken English trainer at Vision-Aid, an organization working to empower blind and visually impaired people in the country.

Born with congenital blindness, Justin lost his sight by the age of seven. Despite the lack of technology and resources for blind people during his growing up years, Justin achieved a master’s degree in Economics.

Eyeway Conversations with Shakila Maharaj

In this episode of Eyeway Conversations, George Abraham speaks with Shakila Maharaj, a social entrepreneur, innovator, recognized global disability trainer, and strategist from Durban, South Africa.

After losing her vision in her early twenties due to a childhood injury, Shakila’s life was uprooted. Her family shifted to Ireland to ensure she had access to quality education and life.

Eyeway Conversations with Pramit Bhargava

In this episode of Eyeway Conversations, George Abraham speaks with Pramit Bhargava, founder of Visioapps, a Gurugram-based startup, which developed the Louie Voice Control app, a 'virtual friend' to help visually impaired navigate digital apps.

Pramit graduated from India’s prestigious engineering and management institutions (IIT and IIM) and worked for global companies such as Unilever, Motorola, and Quest Diagnostics before losing his vision to the side-effects of medicine, impacting his Retina.

Eyeway Conversations with Sathish Kumar

In this episode of Eyeway Conversations, George Abraham speaks with Sathish Kumar, a passionate digital accessibility engineer, accessibility coach, mentor, A11y blogger, editor, speaker, and trainer.

Born blind, Sathish was enrolled in a blind school at the age of four. His love affair for computers began at the age of seven when his school introduced him to computers with screen readers. He remembers it as a magical device.

Eyeway Conversations with Dr Sharad Philip

In this episode of Eyeway Conversations, George Abraham speaks with Dr Sharad Philip, a practicing Psychiatrist and a Clinical Assistant professor in a prestigious public medical school in India.

Sharad and his two younger brothers were diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa and lost his vision at a young age, leading to challenges throughout his growing-up years. Despite a discouraging ecosystem during his college years, Sharad was determined to study Science and not let his lack of sight become a barrier to achieving his dream of being in a medical profession.

Eyeway Conversations with Praveen Kumar G

In this episode of Eyeway Conversations, George Abraham speaks with Praveen Kumar G, a development professional with over two decades of expertise in project management, monitoring and evaluation, organisation development, diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Born with Retinitis Pigmentosa, Praveen has not let his blindness become an impediment to achieving his goals. His passion for travelling, experiencing diverse cultures, meeting people, and visiting historical places has taken him across 22 states and 150 cities and towns for work and pleasure in India.

Eyeway Conversations with John Samuel

In this episode of Eyeway Conversations, George Abraham speaks with John Samuel, a person of Indian origin born and raised in North Carolina in the United States. He is an award-winning entrepreneur and a writer. 

John first learnt of Retinitis Pigmentosa when he was in college. The news of degenerative eye disease was devastating to him, which would take him more than fifteen years to accept and be open about.

Eyeway Conversations with Amar Jain

In this episode of Eyeway Conversations, George Abraham speaks with Amar Jain, a visually impaired corporate lawyer and a Co-Founder of Mission Accessibility Campaign. 

Amar who hails from Jodhpur, Rajasthan was enrolled in a Hindi medium Blind School at an early age. Despite coming from a conservative society, Amar’s parents were supportive and encouraged him to carve a path for himself that was unconventional. 

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