Status and opportunities for promoting use of assistive technologies and content for persons with disabilities in India: Survey

On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Saksham launched its survey, ‘Status and opportunities for promoting use of Assistive technologies and content for persons with disabilities in India’, as part of its research project with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry. The research project aims to understand how and what tools, technologies and content personsContinue reading “Status and opportunities for promoting use of assistive technologies and content for persons with disabilities in India: Survey”

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India’s Saksham Trust Recognized as WSIS Champion 2021!

Saksham Trust (and its subsidiary Saktek Foundation) became one of the final champions of the prestigious World Summit on the Information Society Prizes  (WSIS) 2021 in the cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content category. Held virtually this year, the event took place on 19 May 2021 and was presided by Mr HoulinContinue reading “India’s Saksham Trust Recognized as WSIS Champion 2021!”

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”

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.”

Audio described movies

A large number of people are usually found asking some questions to visually impaired, how do you eat? Will you be able to climb the stairs? Some are found showing the hand gestures to blind persons and expect to receive replies.  It is so strange to sometimes understand the human mind and intellectual levels inContinue reading “Audio described movies”