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  • Majority of our society believes blind and visually impaired cannot function independently. At most they can sing and take that up as a profession. But innovations in technology have opened up an array of career opportunities for them. Today good education can land blind individuals in various sectors like IT, Railways, Banking, Finance, Journalism and so on.
     
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  • Thirty-three-year old Swarup Kumar was leading a normal life in his hometown, Hyderabad, until a few years ago. Educated with a degree in Commerce, he started his career as an Accounts Executive. As he climbed up the success ladder, changing jobs and building new relationships, Swarup was happy with his progress.
    Suddenly one day, he experienced blurriness in one eye. He was diagnosed...

  • Mohammed Samir is a thirty-year-old resident of Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. He lost his eye sight in Class 8, after which he had to drop out of school. Coming from a small town and a family which was ignorant about opportunities for visually impaired children, Samir was forced to stay at home. Over the years he became increasingly dependent on people around him for basic activities of daily living...

  • Most of us have experienced examination jitters at some point in our lives. Mugging up lessons at the last minute, worrying about making it to the center on time, ensuring all documents and stationery are in order et cetera. Ever wondered what makes a visually impaired student nervous before the exam?
    Scribes. Arranging for a writer who can jot down answers on behalf of a...
  • 28-year-old Saurabh Kamble was born sighted in Vardha district of Maharashtra. He wanted to pursue a career in Information Technology, so he opted for science stream in Class XI. Little did he know that his enthusiasm and ambition would be curtailed by sudden vision loss.
    Saurabh experienced gradual vision loss due to an eye condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa. He faced...
  • 31-year-old Priyabrata Sahu was born sighted in Sundargarh district of Odisha. He started experiencing sight loss while studying in Class 8. He managed to overcome low vision issues with the help of spectacles. After completing his B-tech degree, Priyabrata was employed as a Support Engineer in an IT company.
    But things took an adverse turn in 2018 when his vision started deteriorating...

  • Access to appropriate information at the right time can be empowering. Especially for persons with vision impairment who often lose out on opportunities of independent living due to a lack of awareness.
    Annamma is a visually impaired person from Gulbarga in Karnataka. Living in a hostel in Bangalore, she is currently pursuing final year of her graduation. To meet her education expenses,...

  • Twenty percent of the estimated 285 million global blind population resides in India. A majority of persons with vision impairment stay confined in their homes, with very little or no access to opportunities of education and employment.
    But many organizations, individuals, families and communities are working hard to integrate them into the mainstream society. And in the current...
  • 25-year-old Vinay P Nair is a person with vision impairment living in Kasaragod district of Kerala. He was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa when he was in school, after facing difficulty in reading the blackboard. But he managed to study with gradual sight loss, and completed his Bachelors in Commerce.
     
    Like thousands of blind people, Vinay believed that it was...
  • Often persons with disabilities end up confined in the four walls of their homes because the physical environment is not accessible and the societal mindset makes them feel unwelcome in the mainstream of things.
     
    But have you ever wondered if these people are safe and happy in their homes and among their family?
     
    28-year-old Tukaram Wakede is blind by birth. He...

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