In this episode of Eyeway Conversations, George Abraham speaks with Payal Jethra who was born with a vision impairment. Payal, a single mother living in Mumbai, works for a nationalised bank where she handles mostly NRI clients as part of her job. Payal also enjoys writing about her experiences of parenting, spirituality and of course life with blindness. Listen to this podcast to know more about her life as a professional, a parent and most importantly, as a social being, always ready to engage with people.
In this two-part conversation between George Abraham and Payal Kapoor, she shares her rather interesting life journey after losing eyesight at the age of 22. After rehabilitating herself and working with an NGO for a while, Payal went back to her first love, the hospitality industry. This time as a person with blindness. In her discovery of new things, talent and a new life, she has explored several new areas of work as well.
In this second episode of Eyeway Encounters podcast, George Abraham speaks to Payal Kapoor from Hyderabad, India. Payal was working with the famous Oberoi group when she suffered from Meningitis at the age of 22. As a result she lost her eyesight, her hearing and her sense of smell and touch. She struggled for six years until she decided to turn things around for herself. Today she is a successful blind woman doing multiple gigs. This podcast covers her life story in two parts. In the first part she cites her frustration, challenges and how she overcame them.
In this first episode of Eyeway Conversations, George Abraham speaks to Dr. Meghna Verma who was a practicing ophthalmologist. Midway through her professional career and life, Dr Meghna suffered sight loss due to Retinitis Pigmentosa. She was lucky to have encountered George and Eyeway at a point in her life where she was grappling with how to overcome the new challenges. She took things in her stride and managed to transform her life in a way very few can. She worked hard to reinvent herself and today she is a qualified mental health specialist.
In conversation with Abhay and Vidhya on assistive technology: being a visually impaired user, being a creator of assistive technology along with what role culture and diversity play while designing these products.
On Photography by Visually Impaired People
When you imagine, You exist!
When you imagine, you create, and when you create you exist. The visual language of stills might sound incongruous in the world of a blind person, but it’s not so. On the contrary it can actually help one connect with their surroundings.