Vocational Training at Saksham Resource Centre

Children who are unable to cope with formal education as a result of their low IQ are given vocational training. They receive functional knowledge of Mathematics, Science, and Social Sciences through the vocational training they receive. For instance, they learn maths while they sort shapes, count and string beads to make jewelry. They learn aboutContinue reading “Vocational Training at Saksham Resource Centre”

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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”

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”

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.”

Prevention of blindness and Visual Impairment

The colossal problem of blindness is well known to the ophthalmologists, planners, and administrators of this country. There are 9 million blind and 45 million visually impaired individuals. Of the 9 million 85% are curable and in 27% blindness could have been preven­ted if timely measures of promotion of ocular health, prevention of eye diseasesContinue reading “Prevention of blindness and Visual Impairment”

TBI Blogs: Meet Chetna Nagpal: Visually Impaired, Ambitious, and a Fighter

Note: The post has been taken from the Better India blog. It was written by Shruti Pushkarna in 2016, the Communications Manager with Score Foundation in New Delhi. People suffering from visual impairment often face extreme difficulties in various aspects of their lives. Here’s a young woman who decided to take on her disability – and itsContinue reading “TBI Blogs: Meet Chetna Nagpal: Visually Impaired, Ambitious, and a Fighter”

The Inspiring Story of the Blind Photographer Who Shot an Ad Campaign with Katrina Kaif

Note: The article has been taken from Better India. by Aditi Patwardhan Why is it so amazing to not have any limits or doubts? This profound quote by Aaliya Kamal, the blind photographer grappling with her artistic expression in the film Ship of Theseus, immediately comes to mind when you come across the work of BhaveshContinue reading “The Inspiring Story of the Blind Photographer Who Shot an Ad Campaign with Katrina Kaif”