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  • Twenty-six-year-old Dr Hitesh Prasad is an Ayurvedic physician who was born in Hassan district of Karnataka. He experienced difficulty in seeing when he was in primary school. An ophthalmologist recommended him to wear spectacles but rapidly decreasing vision resulted in frequent change of eye glasses.

    When he was pursuing higher education, living in a hostel, he faced issues of night...

  • Even in 20th century India, disability is seen as a fallout of bad...
  • Visually impaired people can become active, contributing citizens of the country if they get equal access to opportunities of employment. A lot of times, barriers in physical and digital access prevent them from accessing these opportunities. It’s also the societal mindset towards disability that renders a majority of them dependent.

    Private sector has only recently started opening up...

  • Twenty-three-year-old Muskan was born into a well-to-do family in Delhi. She experienced eye sight problems from an early age due to a condition called Glaucoma. Her parents accompanied her to school every day so she wouldn’t face any challenges in pursuing education from a mainstream institution.

    Muskan was able to write her exams independently up to Class VI, after which her vision...

  • Twenty-year-old Gaurav Tiwari was born in a small village in Nagpur, Maharashtra. He was a premature baby and prolonged incubation as well as exposure to light resulted in eye sight damage.

    He is the only blind child among five siblings to a low-income family, where the mother is a homemaker and father works as a local priest. Neighbours and family pitied Gaurav and deemed him dependent...

  • 22-year-old Pavani Guduri hails from east Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. Growing up, she went to a mainstream school and enjoyed a comfortable life.
    After completing class 12, Pavani began to face issues with her vision, so she was prescribed powered glasses by the doctor. After completing graduation her vision deteriorated drastically, making it difficult for her to function...

  • Twenty-three-year-old Siddharth Rao lives in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He was born to an affluent family, with working parents. Siddharth lives with multiple disabilities including vision impairment, a physical as well as a learning disability.
    He went to a mainstream school where he lost out on most topics because he was a slow learner, so his parents sent him to a special school where he...

  • Thirty-four-year-old Deepak Arora belongs to a middle-class family in Faridabad, Haryana. He had a comfortable life growing up, studied in a mainstream school and later secured an MBA in Finance.
    All was going well, until he started losing vision two years ago. Deepak went to a lot of eye doctors after which he was diagnosed with a degenerating eye condition, Retinitis Pigmentosa. He...

  • Nineteen-year-old Davuluri Chakradhar Chowdary hails from West Godavari in Andhra Pradesh. Being a person with vision impairment, he studied in a special school for the blind. His family is supportive and understanding towards his condition. This attitude helped Davuluri pursue his academic goals and aspirations. Currently, he is in the third year of graduation, following which he wants to...

  • Thirty-one-year-old Robert D’Souza is a resident of Mumbai, Maharashtra. At the tender age of three, he lost his father, following which he and his mother became dependent on the extended family. The hope that kept them going was one day Robert will grow up and be able to provide, just like his father.
    But when he was in Class 9, he started experiencing vision loss. Robert was diagnosed...

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