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Electronic Braille Reader Hexis : The Creators

January 4, 2022 9:31 am Published by Comments Off on Electronic Braille Reader Hexis : The Creators

On International Braille Day 2022, Vision Empower expresses its gratitude to the co-creators of Hexis, Rajagopal N and Paul D’ Souza. Hexis is an electronic Braille reader which automatically converts text to Braille on a refreshable Braille display.


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IS BRAILLE STILL USEFUL? Understanding braille on International Braille Day, 2022

January 4, 2022 8:48 am Published by Comments Off on IS BRAILLE STILL USEFUL? Understanding braille on International Braille Day, 2022

We have all heard or read about the inventor of the Braille script, Louis Braille. Louis was born on January 4 in 1809 in France and became blind after a childhood accident at the age of 3. But, he quickly mastered his new way of living. When Louis was only 15 years old, he created the Braille reading and writing system based on Charles Barbier’s night writing system (a note-taking system he invented of embossed dots to represent sounds).


Behind The Scenes Of Accessibility

December 3, 2021 6:26 pm Published by Comments Off on Behind The Scenes Of Accessibility

(International Day for Persons with Disabilities, 3rd Dec 2021) A rainbow, out of the many storms that the Covid-19 pandemic brought, has been the increased usage of platforms like zoom. While we’ve all talked about the zoom fatigue and the boredom people faced all day working from home, there is a brighter side too. Assistive technology platforms like this have played an important role in empowering people with various disabilities to become contributors in conferences and events where earlier they would be mere participants.


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Breaking Barriers For Women With Visual Impairment

December 1, 2021 11:28 am Published by Comments Off on Breaking Barriers For Women With Visual Impairment

(A talk by Vidhya Y in WSIS Forum 2022 Brainstorming Session) “Technology is a great enabler, it’s a necessity for women with visual impairment rather than a luxury”, says our co-founder Vidhya Y in a brainstorming discussion conducted by World Summit on the Information Society(WSIS).


Trained to Teach

November 30, 2021 12:59 pm Published by Comments Off on Trained to Teach

(A Pragya Teacher Training Session with the graduates of NIEPVD) Over 20 Bachelors in Education (B. Ed) students from the National Institute For The Empowerment Of Persons With Visual Disabilities (NIEPVD), Tamil Nadu, attended the training which focussed on introducing the fresh graduates to Computational Thinking concepts through games.


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Project VICT – Computational Thinking For Persons With Visual Impairment Wins The Jury Commendation Certificate In The 19th FICCI Corporate Social Responsibility Award.

November 25, 2021 1:19 pm Published by Comments Off on Project VICT – Computational Thinking For Persons With Visual Impairment Wins The Jury Commendation Certificate In The 19th FICCI Corporate Social Responsibility Award.

Project VICT sponsored by Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd. and implemented by IIITB and Vision Empower, won the jury commendation certificate in the 19th FICCI Corporate Social Responsibility Award under the category of ‘Inclusive Development of PwDs’.


Vidhya Y’s Journey Featured In ‘the Logical Indian’ Blog

November 25, 2021 1:17 pm Published by Comments Off on Vidhya Y’s Journey Featured In ‘the Logical Indian’ Blog

From counting rice grains as a child to becoming the gold medalist of her batch in IIIT-B, read the story of Vision Empower’s co-founder who was told to take ‘easier’ subjects as a person with visual impairment. Get to know how she defied all the labels put on her for choosing to study Mathematics and is now making STEM education accessible for children with visual impairment through Vision Empower.


Splendor Conference by Cilre on the Future of Education

November 20, 2021 5:58 pm Published by Comments Off on Splendor Conference by Cilre on the Future of Education

Vidhya Y, the co-founder of Vision Empower participated in Splendor 2021, an International Virtual Conference conducted by Cilre. The 3-day conference, from 18th to 20th November 2021, comprised of various panel discussions, fireside chats, workshops, etc all revolving around the theme “Future of Education”.


Vision Empower Featured In Wipro Foundation’s Samuhik Pahal Newsletter

November 10, 2021 5:05 pm Published by Comments Off on Vision Empower Featured In Wipro Foundation’s Samuhik Pahal Newsletter

After a long dark struggle with the pandemic and with a misty view of the future, schools are reopening and students have been requested to attend school. What does this mean for the community of students and teachers with visual impairment and outreach wings of organizations such as Vision Empower?


EMPOWER Assistive Technology Conference

October 30, 2021 4:56 pm Published by Comments Off on EMPOWER Assistive Technology Conference

Vision Empower (VE) participated in the 'EMPOWER Assistive Technology Conference' conducted by the International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIIT-B) from 28th to 30th October 2021.


Samvaad 2021 – Access to education amidst Covid restrictions: Enabling classroom interactions using a play-based learning approach

October 11, 2021 12:11 pm Published by Comments Off on Samvaad 2021 – Access to education amidst Covid restrictions: Enabling classroom interactions using a play-based learning approach

Vision Empower made a joint presentation on “Access to education amidst Covid restrictions: Enabling classroom interactions using a play-based learning approach” at Samvaad 2021


VICT Play Plan Challenge

September 30, 2021 3:13 pm Published by Comments Off on VICT Play Plan Challenge

Are you passionate about Computational Thinking? Would you like to challenge yourself and make your CSPathshala Computational Thinking problems accessible for the children with visual impairment?


Overcoming wicked problems and institutional voids for social innovation: University-NGO partnerships in the Global South

September 3, 2021 10:26 am Published by Comments Off on Overcoming wicked problems and institutional voids for social innovation: University-NGO partnerships in the Global South

Abstract: This paper argues that, while universities have a crucial role to play in social innovation by democratizing knowledge, fulfilling that role in the Global South requires them to partner with civil society actors such as NGOs. With their history of working with the socially disadvantaged, NGOs have a unique role in clarifying the nature of demand since social innovation must often address ill-formulated “wicked problems”.


Workshop on Creation of Science and Math Text Books in Braille

September 1, 2021 10:20 am Published by Comments Off on Workshop on Creation of Science and Math Text Books in Braille

Vision Empower in collaboration with Canara Bank Welfare Association (Matruchhaya) conducted an online workshop on the 1st of September 2021 for The Regional Braille Press, Rama Krishna Mission Ashram, Narendrapur (West Bengal), and National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Visual Disabilities (NIEPVD), Chennai. Trainers: Ms. Kalyani and Ms. Pushpaja from Matruchhaya


Learning Numeracy through Play – 3 Day Workshop

July 27, 2021 10:26 am Published by Comments Off on Learning Numeracy through Play – 3 Day Workshop

National Institute For The Empowerment Of Persons With Visual Disabilities (divyangjan) – Regional CentreDepartment of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities(Ministry...
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Science through Inquiry and Research (STIR) competition Award

June 29, 2021 11:07 pm Published by Comments Off on Science through Inquiry and Research (STIR) competition Award

Rishi Vadhana, VE Educational Co-Ordinator was awarded the second prize for presenting her paper titled "Teaching of logical reasoning diagnosis for print-disabled students" at the Science through Inquiry and Research (STIR) competition hosted by Bishop Heber College, Trichy for participants who have enlivened their Project/Research based Learning.


Online Pragya – Delhi VICT Teacher Training Report

June 26, 2021 9:18 pm Published by Comments Off on Online Pragya – Delhi VICT Teacher Training Report

Vision Empower in collaboration with Saksham conducted the first Delhi Online Computational Thinking for Visually Impaired curriculum (VICT) Teacher Training intervention for teachers of two special schools for the blind in New Delhi on 25th June and 26th June, 2021.


Global Accessibility Day

May 24, 2021 10:59 am Published by Comments Off on Global Accessibility Day

Vision Empower celebrated Global Accessibility Day with two events. Awareness on usage of Screen Reader by persons with visual impairment and A Group Discussion based on Vidhya's TED talk. Great way to recognize the importance of Accessibility in our lives.


Design of Programs for Students and Teachers with Visual Impairment in the Global South: A collaborative response to the COVID19 pandemic in Karnataka, India

May 24, 2021 10:45 am Published by Comments Off on Design of Programs for Students and Teachers with Visual Impairment in the Global South: A collaborative response to the COVID19 pandemic in Karnataka, India

Design of Programs for Students and Teachers with Visual Impairment in the Global South: A collaborative response to the COVID19 pandemic in Karnataka, India. This entry from Vision Empower was accepted for the CHI 2021 conference workshop on Disability design in low resource settings.


Grade 7

May 21, 2021 3:50 pm Published by Comments Off on Grade 7

Nutrition in Plants Nutrition in Animals Fibre to Fabric Heat Acid bases and salts Physical and Chemical changes Weather, climate...
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Grade 6

May 21, 2021 3:49 pm Published by Comments Off on Grade 6

Food: Where does it come from Components of food Fibre to Fabric Sorting materials into groups Separation of substances Changes...
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Grade 5

May 21, 2021 3:49 pm Published by Comments Off on Grade 5

The Living World Family Community Natural resources Air water Agriculture Food-essence of life Residences Nature of Matter Amazing Energy The...
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Grade 4

May 21, 2021 3:49 pm Published by Comments Off on Grade 4

The Animal Kingdom Honey, Sweet Honey Go around the Forest Roots-Support of the Plant Flowers – Colors Each Drop Water...
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Grade 3

May 21, 2021 3:49 pm Published by Comments Off on Grade 3

A day in the garden Green Wealth Judgement of an owl The family of water Variety of food Our Kitchen...
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Grade 2

May 21, 2021 3:49 pm Published by Comments Off on Grade 2

Introduction of animals Animal Rearing Plants of Backyard We are for you Precious Water Varieties of food We need a...
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Grade 7

May 21, 2021 3:47 pm Published by Comments Off on Grade 7

Integers Data Handling Simple equations Lines and Anlges The triangle and its properties The congruence of triangle Comparing Quantities Rational...
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Grade 6

May 21, 2021 3:47 pm Published by Comments Off on Grade 6

Knowing our numbers Whole numbers Playing with numbers Geometrical IDeas Understanding Elementary shapes Integers Fractions Decimals Data Handling Mensuration Algebra...
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Grade 5

May 21, 2021 3:46 pm Published by Comments Off on Grade 5

5 Digit numbers Addition Subtraction Fractions Angles Circle Length Perimeter and Area Data Handling Multiplication Division Mental Arithmetic Deccimal Fractions...
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Grade 4

May 21, 2021 3:46 pm Published by Comments Off on Grade 4

Perimeter and Area of simple Geometrical figures Numbers Addition Subtraction Multiplication Division Circles Mental Arithmetic Fractions and Decimals Addition and...
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Grade 3

May 21, 2021 3:46 pm Published by Comments Off on Grade 3

Shapes Numbers Addition Subtraction Multiplication Division Mental Arithmetic Fractional Numbers Money


Grade 2

May 21, 2021 3:46 pm Published by Comments Off on Grade 2

Shapes and Spatial understanding (1) Numbers(0-99) Addition Subtraction Multiplication Division Mental Arithmetic Money Length Weight TIME Data Handling Patterns


Grade 1

May 21, 2021 3:42 pm Published by Comments Off on Grade 1

Animals around us Plants around us Water Delicious food Do we need food My house Clean habits Safety and discipline...
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Grade 1

May 21, 2021 3:39 pm Published by Comments Off on Grade 1

Spatial Understanding Solids Around Us Digits(1-9) Zero Addition(sum not more than 9) Subtraction Number 10.pdf Units and Tens Number-11 to...
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Online Pragya – Tripura session

May 5, 2021 8:50 pm Published by Comments Off on Online Pragya – Tripura session

Vision Empower conducted the second Pragya Teacher Training intervention for teachers of two special schools for the blind in Tripura...
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Online Pragya April 2021 – A Report from Karnataka

April 21, 2021 5:27 pm Published by Comments Off on Online Pragya April 2021 – A Report from Karnataka

Vision Empower is conducting its 8th Pragya Teacher Training for teachers from 21 schools in Karnataka in English and Kannada from 21st to 23rd April 2021


Christ University Volunteers

April 20, 2021 6:40 pm Published by Comments Off on Christ University Volunteers

Being students of social sciences, there is no better practice than service learning which facilitates learning through meaningful community service....
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Workshop: Creating Accessible Documents Using MathType

April 11, 2021 5:59 pm Published by Comments Off on Workshop: Creating Accessible Documents Using MathType

On the 11th of April, Vision Empower organized a workshop for 25 student volunteers on creating accessible documents using MathType. Educational Coordinators from VE trained the students and worked with them from 10 am to 1 pm.


What Assistive Technologies Can Do To Make STEM More Inclusive

March 15, 2021 12:16 pm Published by Comments Off on What Assistive Technologies Can Do To Make STEM More Inclusive

By Joel P Joseph
The Wire Science

Entrepreneur Christina Wallace wrote in 2015, “for most people – myself included – the default [picture of a scientist] is probably a white man in a lab coat, hunched over a microscope.”

Thanks to many individuals, collectives and movements showing the mirror on racial, gender-based and caste-based discrimination in STEM, this stereotype is slowly changing. However, few still have promoted the inclusion of people with a disability in STEM.


Vidhya Y featured in TheLifeofScience.com calendar 2021 featuring women, transgender & non-binary folks in science

February 11, 2021 3:24 pm Published by Comments Off on Vidhya Y featured in TheLifeofScience.com calendar 2021 featuring women, transgender & non-binary folks in science

Vidhya Y is featured in TheLifeofScience.com calendar 2021.. This year’s calendar honors various ways in which women, transgender, and non-binary persons are contributing to science in India. It features around 40 contemporary individuals who are helping the growth of the Indian scientific and academic ecosystem.


Talk to 12th Grade Students at Ramakrishna Mission

February 3, 2021 10:02 am Published by Comments Off on Talk to 12th Grade Students at Ramakrishna Mission

Vidhya addressed a group of 100 students of 12th grade from the Ramakrishna Mission, Chennai and shared her journey and encouraged them to choose courses of their choice for higher studies.


Accessible Computer Science Fall Workshop : White paper

January 27, 2021 1:45 pm Published by Comments Off on Accessible Computer Science Fall Workshop : White paper

Supriya from Vision Empower took part in the "Accessible Computer Science Fall Workshop" Nov 17, 2020 - Nov 19 2020 on "Using research to make Computer Science education accessible to all learners" organized by Microsoft, University of Washington, and University of Colorado, Boulder. The whitepaper, Reimagining Accessibility and Inclusion in K12 Computer Science Education Through Curriculum and Professional Development was an outcome of this workshop.


Nothing ‘special’ about these needs

January 19, 2021 11:03 am Published by Comments Off on Nothing ‘special’ about these needs

To people with disabilities in India, STEM fields remain largely inaccessible. A glimmer of hope has come in the form of the National Education Policy 2020, but unless some serious gaps are addressed, progress is unlikely.


Winter School of the Center for Accessibility in the Global South

January 7, 2021 2:47 pm Published by Comments Off on Winter School of the Center for Accessibility in the Global South

Vision Empower is happy to participate in the first Winter School of the Center for Accessibility in the Global South January 7th 2021 to January 9th 2021. 


Grade 3

November 18, 2020 1:44 pm Published by Comments Off on Grade 3

English</h5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19...
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Pragya Nov 2020

November 13, 2020 11:25 am Published by Comments Off on Pragya Nov 2020

A three day online teacher training workshop Pragya’2020 was organized by Vision Empower on 9th, 10th and 11th of November....
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Play Plan : Sorting

November 4, 2020 5:07 pm Published by Comments Off on Play Plan : Sorting

General Information: Numeracy concept: Counting and AdditionMaterials: 3 varieties of dry edible items (cashew, raisins, dates, peanuts, almonds, boiled chickpeas...
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Play Plan : Multiples

November 4, 2020 3:08 pm Published by Comments Off on Play Plan : Multiples

Numeracy concept: Counting, Comparing (smaller, bigger) Material: one stainless steel or metal bowl, one flat tray, Marbles/Seeds/Beads, dice-2 (Android app...
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Play Plan : Counting

November 4, 2020 3:08 pm Published by Comments Off on Play Plan : Counting

Play plan: Pebble Game – Counting Numeracy concept: Counting, Comparing (smaller, bigger) Material: one stainless steel or metal bowl, one...
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Play Plan : Patterns

November 4, 2020 3:07 pm Published by Comments Off on Play Plan : Patterns

General Information: Numeracy concept: Patterns and SortingMaterials: 2-3 different varieties of pebbles or block or any items with different texture...
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Play Plan : Steps To Treasure

November 4, 2020 3:07 pm Published by Comments Off on Play Plan : Steps To Treasure

General information Prerequisites: Counting and sortingPlay arena: A familiar place with less obstruction 3 chairs/stools 3 plastic boxes/jars with lid...
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Play Plan : Sounds & Patterns

November 4, 2020 3:06 pm Published by Comments Off on Play Plan : Sounds & Patterns

General Information Prerequisites: –Play arena: 3 broad items/boxes of different materials such as wood, steel and plastic.3 steel glasses of...
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Play Plan : Body Percussion

November 4, 2020 3:06 pm Published by Comments Off on Play Plan : Body Percussion

General Information Prerequisites: CountingPlay arena:Number of players: 2 or more Game Overview and Basic Rules for Play Body percussion is...
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Play Plan : Odd One Out

November 4, 2020 3:05 pm Published by Comments Off on Play Plan : Odd One Out

GENERAL INFORMATION: Numeracy concept: Deductive reasoning skills, problem solving skillsMaterials: 3 sets with 4 items in each set. Any 3...
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Play Plan : Game Birthday

November 4, 2020 3:05 pm Published by Comments Off on Play Plan : Game Birthday

General Information Numeracy concept: TimeMaterials: NonePrerequisites: Familiarity with numbers, days and monthsNumber of players: 2 or more Game Overview and...
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Play Plan : Collaborative Sorting

November 4, 2020 11:22 am Published by Comments Off on Play Plan : Collaborative Sorting

General Information Card deck: Children’s cards or standard cards (as per the child’s play level) Prerequisites: Counting, number recognition, identifying...
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Play Plan : Ganitmala

November 4, 2020 11:22 am Published by Comments Off on Play Plan : Ganitmala

General Information Material: Beads of two different textures, Thread Prerequisites: Counting, Number recognition Number of players: Any number Game Overview...
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Play Plan : Last Man Standing

November 4, 2020 11:21 am Published by Comments Off on Play Plan : Last Man Standing

General Information Numeracy concept: Place value Card deck: Children’s cards or standard cards (as per the child’s play level) Prerequisites:...
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Play Plan : Noughts & Crosses

November 4, 2020 11:20 am Published by Comments Off on Play Plan : Noughts & Crosses

General Information Prerequisites: Counting Number of players: 2 Materials: Noughts and Crosses board Game Overview and Basic Rules for Play...
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Play Plan : Odd or Even

November 4, 2020 11:20 am Published by Comments Off on Play Plan : Odd or Even

General Information Numeracy concept: Odd or Even Material: A bowl full of Marbles/Seeds/Beads/Buttons Prerequisites: Counting, addition Number of players: 2...
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Play Plan : Place Value Cards

November 4, 2020 11:19 am Published by Comments Off on Play Plan : Place Value Cards

Material: Braille Place value cardsPrerequisites: Counting, number recognition, 2, 3, 4 digit number place value, addition, subtractionNumber of players: Any...
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Play Plan : Scoop

November 4, 2020 11:19 am Published by Comments Off on Play Plan : Scoop

Card deck: Children’s cards or standard cards (as per the child’s play level)Prerequisites: Counting, Number recognition, identifying suitsPlay arena: StandardNumber...
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Play Plan : Tangrams

November 4, 2020 11:19 am Published by Comments Off on Play Plan : Tangrams

General Information Material: Tangrams Prerequisites: Counting, identifying shapes Number of players: Any number Game Overview and Basic Rules for Play...
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Play Plan : Equations

November 4, 2020 11:18 am Published by Comments Off on Play Plan : Equations

General Information Card deck: Junior cards or standard cards (as per the child’s play level) Prerequisites: Counting, number recognition, card...
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Play Plan : Go Fish

November 4, 2020 11:18 am Published by Comments Off on Play Plan : Go Fish

General Information Card deck: Children’s cards or standard cards (as per the child’s play level) Prerequisites: card game 0, card...
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Play Plan : Musical Numbers

November 4, 2020 11:18 am Published by Comments Off on Play Plan : Musical Numbers

General Information General InformationPrerequisites: CountingNumber of players: 6-8 Game Overview and Basic Rules for Play The objective of the game...
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Play Plan : Grouping

November 4, 2020 11:17 am Published by Comments Off on Play Plan : Grouping

General Information Prerequisites: Counting Play arena: pebbles, dry beans (chickpeas) or marbles, 2 bowls, 1 tray Number of players: 2...
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Play Plan : Scrabble

November 4, 2020 11:17 am Published by Comments Off on Play Plan : Scrabble

General Information Prerequisites: letter recognition.Play arena: StandardNumber of players: 4 Game Overview and Basic Rules for Play The objective of...
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Play Plan : Treasure Hunt

November 4, 2020 11:16 am Published by Comments Off on Play Plan : Treasure Hunt

General Information Prerequisites: Reading comprehension, basic operations of mathematics. Play arena: A familiar place with less obstructions. Number of players:...
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Play Plan : Connect Four

November 4, 2020 11:16 am Published by Comments Off on Play Plan : Connect Four

General Information Prerequisites: CountingPlay arena: Tactile Connect Four Board consisting of coins of 2 types with 2 different textures.Alternatively, a...
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Play Plan : Hopscotch

November 4, 2020 11:16 am Published by Comments Off on Play Plan : Hopscotch

General Information Prerequisites: balance on one foot, remain balanced while bending over and coming back up and to determine their...
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Play Plan : I See 10

November 4, 2020 11:15 am Published by Comments Off on Play Plan : I See 10

General Information Card deck: Children’s cards or standard cards (as per the child’s play level) Prerequisites: Counting, number recognition, card...
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Play Plan : Ludo

November 4, 2020 11:15 am Published by Comments Off on Play Plan : Ludo

General Information Prerequisites: Counting Play arena: Number of players: 2, 4 Game Overview and Basic Rules for Play Ludo is...
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Play Plan : Market

November 4, 2020 11:14 am Published by Comments Off on Play Plan : Market

General Information Prerequisites: Number IdentificationNumber of players: 2 groups of up to 6 children in each Game overview and basic...
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Play Plan : Pallaguzhi

November 4, 2020 11:14 am Published by Comments Off on Play Plan : Pallaguzhi

General Information Board: the standard pallanguli boardPrerequisites: CountingNumber of players: 2 Game overview and basic rules for play Pallankuli is...
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Play Plan : Percussion

November 4, 2020 11:13 am Published by Comments Off on Play Plan : Percussion

General Information Prerequisites: Counting Play arena: Number of players: 2 or more Game overview and basic rules for play Body...
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Play Plan : Race to 27

November 4, 2020 11:13 am Published by Comments Off on Play Plan : Race to 27

General Information Card deck: Children’s cards or standard cards (as per the child’s play level) Prerequisites: Counting, number recognition, card...
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Play Plan : Rummy

November 4, 2020 11:12 am Published by Comments Off on Play Plan : Rummy

General Information Card deck: Children’s cards or standard cards (as per the child’s play level)Prerequisites: Counting, number recognition, card game...
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Play Plan : Snakes & Ladders

November 4, 2020 11:12 am Published by Comments Off on Play Plan : Snakes & Ladders

General Information Prerequisites: Counting, number recognition, simple addition, familiarity with braille numbersPlay arena:Number of players: 2, 3, 4 Game Overview...
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Play Plan: Uno

November 4, 2020 11:11 am Published by Comments Off on Play Plan: Uno

General Information Card deck: Children’s cards or standard cards (as per the child’s play level)Prerequisites: Counting, number recognition, identifying suitsPlay...
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Foundation Day of Vision Empower : Celebrating 3 Years

October 7, 2020 4:18 pm Published by Comments Off on Foundation Day of Vision Empower : Celebrating 3 Years

We celebrated the Foundation Day of Vision Empower on 4th of October, 2020. Three years since being incorporated, Vision Empower has been very fortunate to have incredible team members, mentors, partners, student interns and volunteers without whose support we could not have implemented our pilot projects. Read the details and view the videos here.


Play Plan : Card Game 0

October 5, 2020 5:29 pm Published by Comments Off on Play Plan : Card Game 0

General Information Card deck: Junior CardPrerequisites: –Play arena: StandardNumber of players: 4 Game overview and basic rules for play The...
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Approvals & Permits

October 3, 2020 2:56 pm Published by Comments Off on Approvals & Permits

Vision Empower gets DWDSC approval to conduct Teacher trainings for teachers in all schools for the blind in Karnataka. Vision...
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Digital Literacy

September 22, 2020 11:40 am Published by Comments Off on Digital Literacy

Digital Literacy is as essential for teachers and students with blindness across the globe, as it is for the non-visually...
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Digital Books

September 22, 2020 11:36 am Published by Comments Off on Digital Books

(downloadable links) Textbooks Link to XRCVC Bookshare NAB Delhi IndicAI


Subodha

September 22, 2020 11:35 am Published by Comments Off on Subodha

Subodha is an accessible Learning Management System created by Vision Empower. It was created to make Science and Mathematics interesting...
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Mathruchhaya and VE collaboration

September 22, 2020 11:31 am Published by Comments Off on Mathruchhaya and VE collaboration

VE and Mathruchhaya collaborate on ensuring that Science and Mathematics Braille books are made for all students in Karnataka. In...
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DIY instructions for models

September 22, 2020 11:25 am Published by Comments Off on DIY instructions for models

Vision Empower works with teachers at schools to create and provide instructions for creation of specific tactile models requested for...
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3-D printed models

September 22, 2020 11:24 am Published by Comments Off on 3-D printed models

VE procures 3D printed models from various vendors such as RLF to meet the needs of teachers at schools for...
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Vividha models – Handmade

September 22, 2020 11:24 am Published by Comments Off on Vividha models – Handmade

VE is happy to provide schools with high quality hand-made models from Vividha Trust. Pictures with description


XRCVC sourced models

September 22, 2020 11:23 am Published by Comments Off on XRCVC sourced models

VE is happy to provide schools with resources from leading STEM education resource provider for persons with visual impairment, XRCVC,...
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Do-it-yourself (DIY) instructions for TD

September 22, 2020 11:01 am Published by Comments Off on Do-it-yourself (DIY) instructions for TD

Tactile graphics are non-textual information to people who are blind or visually impaired and include tactile representations of pictures, maps,...
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Tactile Diagrams created by Tactograph

September 22, 2020 10:59 am Published by Comments Off on Tactile Diagrams created by Tactograph

Tactograph, a product from Enability Foundation enables the printing of tactile books and worksheets at an affordable price. It is...
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VE accepted as Primary member, Daisy Forum of India (DFI)

September 19, 2020 10:29 am Published by Comments Off on VE accepted as Primary member, Daisy Forum of India (DFI)

Vision Empower has been accepted as a Primary member of the Daisy Forum of India (DFI). On Saturday, 19th of September, Supriya was invited to present at the AGM of the DFI on the activities of VE and especially Subodha and its utility. The presentation was well received. VE joins this consortium to work alongside the members on various interventions to make accessible content for persons with visual impairment, especially in India.


Dhanalakshmi’s Work With Vision Empower

September 7, 2020 5:17 pm Published by Comments Off on Dhanalakshmi’s Work With Vision Empower

Dhanalakshmi B speaks of her experience with Vision Empower. We truly appreciate her generous heart that has caused her to volunteer above and beyond her regular responsibilities


Sitara Team

September 7, 2020 10:57 am Published by Comments Off on Sitara Team

Project Sitara Foundation is a student-led non-for-profit organisation working in the space of education. They aim to provide underprivileged children...
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Science and Mathematics sessions

September 4, 2020 5:20 pm Published by Comments Off on Science and Mathematics sessions

VE facilitators revised the Science and Math concepts from the student’s previous grade to reinforce their learning so that the...
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Story telling sessions

September 4, 2020 5:19 pm Published by Comments Off on Story telling sessions

Stories play a vital role in the growth and development of children. They are a useful source of information and...
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Afterschool Help

September 4, 2020 5:15 pm Published by Comments Off on Afterschool Help

Volunteers from Sitara – a group of bright young college goers passionate about societal needs – are helping students of...
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Visionary Ideathon

August 26, 2020 10:16 am Published by Comments Off on Visionary Ideathon

Visionary Ideathon is a 3-day event from 27th - 30th August by Project Sitara Foundation in collaboration with Vision Empower Trust. It is an opportunity for you to contribute towards science education for the visually impaired children of class 10 across India


ICTD2020: Conceptual Learning through Accessible Play: Project Torino and Computational Thinking for Blind Children in India

June 17, 2020 7:05 am Published by Comments Off on ICTD2020: Conceptual Learning through Accessible Play: Project Torino and Computational Thinking for Blind Children in India

Project Torino is a physical programming environment designed for teaching computational thinking to children in schools in the UK, regardless of the level of vision. We introduced project Torino to children in three schools for the blind in Bangalore, India as a toy for playing with songs, rhymes, and stories. We present the results of 103 semi-structured play sessions spread over three months with 12 children (2 girls, 10 boys) with diverse backgrounds.


ICTD 2020 : Paper presentation

June 17, 2020 6:58 am Published by Comments Off on ICTD 2020 : Paper presentation

The paper "Conceptual Learning through Accessible Play: Project Torino and Computational Thinking for Blind Children in India", co-authoured by Gesu India, Microsoft Research India, Geetha Ramakrishna, Vision Empower, Joyojeet Pal, Microsoft Research India and Swami Manohar, Microsoft Research India, was presented at ICTD 2020 (Paper Session 4.1)


Special Recognition Award. : Innopreneurs Startup Contest 2020

April 16, 2020 8:26 am Published by Comments Off on Special Recognition Award. : Innopreneurs Startup Contest 2020

Vision Empower was one of the 7 finalists out of 53 teams selected at the 5th edition of the Innopreneurs Startup Contest 2020 held on Feb 1 and 2 2020 at Indore.
Vision Empower presented Hexis – the refreshable Braille book reader and was awarded the Special Recognition Award.


Forbes India: When the blind lead the blind, to success

March 11, 2020 8:52 am Published by Comments Off on Forbes India: When the blind lead the blind, to success

Visually impaired entrepreneurs are helping make science subjects more accessible to students like themselves.
Naini Thaker, Forbes India Staff reports