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  • Forty-three-year-old Rajendra Dhuratakar is a resident of Akola district in Maharashtra. When he was in Class IV, he was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, an eye condition that results in gradual sight loss. Though the family went in shock, Rajendra continued to study hard and topped his school. He later graduated with a degree in Agriculture but due to significant vision deterioration, he...

  • Thirty-one-year-old Munna Nayak is a resident of Cuttack district in Odisha. He lost his eye sight at an early age but was able to pursue his education in a special school for the blind. Due to financial constraints, Munna had to give up studies after Class X and start a small business to sustain the family. He sold small items like mobile cases, key chains et cetera but his source of...

  • Visually impaired people are known to use Braille script for reading and writing. They also use computers, smartphones, or other assistive devices for the same. In fact, many blind people don’t know Braille but they are well-versed with technology. But the general perception remains that a blind person cannot read or write in a mainstream format. Hence, there are provisions mandated by law to...

  • One of the challenges that comes with disability is coping with the social stigma around it. When a person is born without vision, a certain picture of reality sets in the minds of the people around him or her. Moreover, the person also accepts the state as it is, unaware of another mode of existence. But for someone who acquires disability at a later stage, struggles doubly to accept the new...

  • Twenty-one-year-old Khushbu Aggarwal lives in Jaipur, Rajasthan. She was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa at the age of 15, but she managed to complete her graduation with deteriorating vision. She discovered Eyeway while looking for ways to cope and assist with her sight loss.
     
    The Helpdesk counselor apprised Khushbu of various assistive devices that could help her with...

  • The Eyeway Helpdesk empowers blind and visually impaired people to become independent contributing members of the society. Often, we encourage our callers to pursue higher education, acquire new skills and proper training, actively seek gainful employment and aspire to thrive alongside their able-bodied peers. Many of them follow our advice and work hard towards leading a life with dignity...
  • Information technology has become an integral part of our lives. More so after the pandemic and the following work/study from home operations. One cannot imagine a life without a smartphone or a computer. Ever wondered if visually impaired people use technology? How does a blind person shop online, book movie tickets or catch the latest news online?

    The answer is, just like you and I do...

  • Thirty-year-old Thrijay Kumar was born sighted to a middle-class family in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. But he slowly began to lose his eye sight due to a condition called Stargardt Macular Degeneration. His father works in a travel agency and his elder brother has a corporate job with a leading MNC. Fortunately, his family was supportive and encouraged him to enroll in a mainstream...
  • Thirty-year-old Naresh was born blind to a low-income family in Andhra Pradesh. Illiterate themselves, both his parents were keen on educating their son, despite the lack of awareness on raising a child with vision impairment. On a relative’s suggestion, Naresh was enrolled in a special school for the blind, where he studied till Class X. He was then admitted in a regular institution,...

  • Forty-year-old Anupama (name changed) was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a degenerative eye condition. Ten years back when Anupama worked as a software developer in Uttar Pradesh, she moved around independently and managed all her work without any assistance. But it was around that time only when she experienced first signs of vision loss.

    In the last three years, her vision...

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