A complete audio substitute for print material- Daisy Player

A device which allows a print disabled person to read digital talking books and audio material, access e-text / computer-generated material, as well as to record information. Saksham has introduced two high-end daisy players which are apt for Indian users. Saksham Evo E5 and Evo E-10 have created a boom in the market. The devicesContinue reading “A complete audio substitute for print material- Daisy Player”

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Should I say ‘disabled person’ or ‘person with a disability’?

Recently, an Alberta woman with an obvious physical disability was asked to leave a grocery store and not come back because she could not pack her own groceries quickly enough. According to the report on CBC’s Go Public, the checkout clerk said she was slowing down the line as she struggled to bag her groceries, and theContinue reading “Should I say ‘disabled person’ or ‘person with a disability’?”

DotBook- India’s First Braille Laptop

 “Dotbook“, the refreshable Braille display that has been developed over several years of effort is finally ready for release. After multiple iterations and incorporation of feedback from hundreds of users, the device has been launched on February 27, 2019. An inter-disciplinary multi-organization young team from AssisTech (IIT Delhi), KritiKal Solutions, Phoenix Medical Systems, and SakshamContinue reading “DotBook- India’s First Braille Laptop”

SUGAMYA PUSTAKALYA- A step towards an Accessible Digital India

Saksham’s new venture in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment with member organizations of Daisy Forum of India (DFI) and powered by TCS Access Infinity is the SUGAMYA PUSTAKALAYA. Sugamya Pustakalaya an online library, is India ‘s first and largest collection of accessible books. The Pustakalaya is the aggregator of accessible versions of books availableContinue reading “SUGAMYA PUSTAKALYA- A step towards an Accessible Digital India”

MASS INSTALLATION OF SCREEN READING SOFTWARE PROGRAM

Saksham is organizing a Mega 2- day event with the help of its technical experts, Mass installation of screen reading software program, to support the education and to empower the visually impaired persons. More than 300 visually impaired persons are invited to learn computer through screen reading software, Indo-NVDA with eye-tools and for capacity building. TheContinue reading “MASS INSTALLATION OF SCREEN READING SOFTWARE PROGRAM”

Nitin’s Story- Exploring self.

Nitin is a child with visual impairment since birth. His father is a laborer and mother is a domestic helper. He has 3 brothers and sister. He came to Saksham 4 years ago after having withdrawn from a blind school because of a very bad experience there. As a result, he was emotionally traumatized. HeContinue reading “Nitin’s Story- Exploring self.”

Audio Description- My first experience

Do you remember listening to the bedtime stories by your mom, dad or grandparents? I remember my dad narrating those stories to me, I used to close my eyes and visualize whatever he narrates to me. Audio description is basically narrating the story to persons with visual impairment. The narration translates images or other visual informationContinue reading “Audio Description- My first experience”

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting advocates for making cinema inclusive

Saksham Trust and with very valuable support from SAPIENT, The Directorate of Film Festivals, is organizing the screening of popular Bollywood film ‘Sholay’ with audio-description, subtitles, and supported by sign-language interpretation. The audio description feature, when combined with subtitles, enhances the abilities of a person with visual and/or hearing impairment to experience and connect withContinue reading “Ministry of Information and Broadcasting advocates for making cinema inclusive”

Saksham’s Infant to Toddler and Extension Programs

Story 1: Saksham goes beyond to reach the unreached The Community Based Rehabilitation program With the support of the funding partners Metlife, FISERV and Concern India, Saksham has taken the initiative to provide rehabilitation services to children with visual Impairment and Multiple Disabilities from the remote villages of Noida and Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. TheContinue reading “Saksham’s Infant to Toddler and Extension Programs”

First Time in India- Audio Description in movie halls.

Almost a decade ago Sakham took the first step to audio describing the movie Black and prepared a special DVD of the movie that many of us enjoyed. We started with the vision that one day we will reach a stage where most of the movies released in Indian theatres will provide persons with visualContinue reading “First Time in India- Audio Description in movie halls.”