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!”

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”

Primary Reading Writing Tool for Visually Impaired- Indo-NVDA

In a country that is home to about 15 million visually impaired individuals, creating opportunities and making technological advancements becomes of utmost importance. One such unique endeavor is the NVDA (non-visual desktop access) screen reading software. It was developed originally by NV Access, Australia and further modified in order to benefit the Indian population byContinue reading “Primary Reading Writing Tool for Visually Impaired- Indo-NVDA”

Screen reading software… Where have I been throughout my life?¿

Recently I googled the statistics of the blind in India not out of curiosity actually, just because I’ve got an assignment to write an article on assistive technology and visual impairment. The time I clicked on the search button to find the stats the first thing which I came across was India is now homeContinue reading “Screen reading software… Where have I been throughout my life?¿”

UPBRINGING A VISUALLY IMPAIRED CHILD

The visually impaired (VI) have passed through various stages – of being treated as rejected section of the society to being recognized as talented persons who were no inferior to their counterparts. The blind person is usually self – taught, often being given appropriate assistance from institutions or schools. They are taught not to pityContinue reading “UPBRINGING A VISUALLY IMPAIRED CHILD”

EDUCATING CHILDREN WITH MULTIPLE DISABILITIES AT SAKSHAM SCHOOL

Children with multiple disabilities need special training, support in education needs special care. Special educators have required speech therapist, teachers for special education, occupational therapist, transportation facility, assistance, functional assessment, speech therapy, physiotherapy, parent counselling, computer literacy, etc. Saksham school in Noida provides all these special assistance to blind, visually impaired child or any disabledContinue reading “EDUCATING CHILDREN WITH MULTIPLE DISABILITIES AT SAKSHAM SCHOOL”