Saksham Tek Fiesta – 14th and 15th August 2022​

Saksham organised a two-day Tek Fiesta on the 14th and 15th of August to inaugurate our newest resource center in Shimla. We set up an experience zone containing many of our assistive technology solutions, intended as a one-stop spot for persons with visual impairments and/or their allies to try their hand at all the availableContinue reading “Saksham Tek Fiesta – 14th and 15th August 2022​”

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Launch of Preparatory School for Children with Blindness in Jalandhar

We have wonderful news for you! It gives us great pleasure to share that we recently inaugurated the Saksham Resource Center in Jalandhar, Punjab. We would like to make a special mention of Dr. Vinod Pal, who is associated with Niti Aayog. He has been one of our strongest pillars of support in the processContinue reading “Launch of Preparatory School for Children with Blindness in Jalandhar”

Equipping the students with laptops at Young Scholars Educational Trust -July 15, 2022

9 laptops were distributed with the support of Access Braille to the students during an event organized at YSE on 15th July 2022. Before handing over the laptops to the students, they were configured and loaded with all requisite softwares that can aid the students in reading, writing, and performing other such day-to-day tasks. Ms.Continue reading “Equipping the students with laptops at Young Scholars Educational Trust -July 15, 2022”

Webinar on Word Document Accessibility, 13th of July, 2022

Saksham organised a training webinar on Word Document Accessibility on the 13th of July, 2022. Intended as an effort to bring organisations working for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs)up to date with contemporary document accessibility practices, the session was well-attended by Saksham staff and additionally by representatives from other organisations like Arushi in Bhopal. As isContinue reading “Webinar on Word Document Accessibility, 13th of July, 2022”

The Voice of Saksham 2022

Saksham organised the “Voice of Saksham” singing competition for young visually impaired people of three states: Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh, to bring out their musical talents. A whopping 44 participants came in from the three states, and the five highly qualified judges reportedly found the competition an absolute nail-biter. After much deliberation, three topContinue reading “The Voice of Saksham 2022”

The Voice of Saksham

Saksham is organising the “Voice of Saksham” singing competition for young visually impaired people to encourage and highlight their musical talents. The competition also aims to make inroads in their digital empowerment, by means of awarding the winners assistive technology devices. The devices that will be given away as prizes to the winners have beenContinue reading “The Voice of Saksham”

Kibo XS: Your Companion which makes Print and Handwritten Text Accessible in multiple languages

Saksham in collaboration with HCL Foundation had started its project Experience zone- Affordable Assistive Technology for Persons with Print Disabilities in 2019. The objectives of this project are to sensitise the parents, educators and stakeholders about the available solutions, and to enable them to try out and identify most appropriate solutions for their specific requirements.Continue reading “Kibo XS: Your Companion which makes Print and Handwritten Text Accessible in multiple languages”

An electronic labelling system for people who are visually impaired and blind

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) report, there are 285 million visually-impaired people worldwide and among these, there are 39 million who are totally blind. There have been several systems designed to support visually impaired people (VIP) and to improve the quality of their lives. However, unfortunately, most of these systems are limited inContinue reading “An electronic labelling system for people who are visually impaired and blind”

Nothing stops in Saksham during Covid Pandemic

During this difficult time of the worldwide Covid pandemic, schools have been using the digital platform to stay in touch with students and continue their studies. Saksham has not lagged behind in this endeavour. Teachers at Saksham are connected with their students through WhatsApp audio and video calls or through Zoom. They have made planningContinue reading “Nothing stops in Saksham during Covid Pandemic”

The Largest Collection Of Online Materials For The Visually Impaired

SAKSHAM has been converting regular books into audiobooks for decades. It’s been a long winding road from that moment to the present time, but presently, the Sugamaya Pustakalaya digital library that is supported by the Indian government more than 500,000 titles available for the blind and print disabled persons. This adds up to the booksContinue reading “The Largest Collection Of Online Materials For The Visually Impaired”