Having been blind since birth, my primary interest has been in accessibility research because I have faced many challenges throughout life as many technologies are inaccessible to the blind.
Vidhya completed her Masters in Digital society from IIIT, Bangalore in 2017. She was the topper and Gold medalist in her class. She was the winner of Reebok India FitToFight Awards 2017. Earlier, she was the recipient of the Dhirubhai Ambani Scholarship and was felicitated by Canara Bank, Syndicate Bank, and other institutions for her brilliant academic records in secondary and higher secondary education. She was the first blind student to study Maths in Bachelor’s degree in Computer Applications from Christ University Bangalore and was the topper of her batch.
Vidhya’s talks about her life journey and the birth of Vision Empower:
More about Vidhya:
How I lost my sight but found a vision
IIIT-B convocation: All eyes were on visually challenged topper
Visually-impaired student tops IIIT-B
They were blind to her abilities, her feat opened their eyes
Visually impaired girl tops PG course at IIITB
Once shunned by the PU board officials for taking math, this visually impaired girl tops PG course at IIIT-B