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.[Read more...]
By Devi Lockwood
Erick Ponce works in a government communications department in northern Ecuador. The 26-year-old happens to be deaf — a disability he has had since childhood. Read the full article here
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.[Read more...]
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 wins the Special Women Achiever Award 2021 from Xiaomi India for her contributions to empowerment of the community through Vision Empower.[Read more...]
All for Play, Play for All is the motto of the the team passionate about Ludic Design for Accessibility. Visit the Ludic Design website to know more.[Read more...]
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.[Read more...]
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.[Read more...]
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.[Read more...]
Surviving to Flourish: Adaptations in the times of COVID-19 – Panel Discussion, Wipro Partner Forum 2020
Supriya was part of a panel discussion at the online Wipro Partner Forum 2020 on the theme ‘Surviving to Flourish: Adaptations in the times of COVID-19.’[Read more...]
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.[Read more...]
Roulette opens a new world for blind and low vision students in terms of education and career opportunities. Read more[Read more...]
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.[Read more...]
Vision Empower is covered as one of the case studies in Chap 3: Bridging digital divides: A framework for digital cooperation.[Read more...]
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)[Read more...]
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.
Visually impaired entrepreneurs are helping make science subjects more accessible to students like themselves.
Naini Thaker, Forbes India Staff reports
The New Indian Express
Oct 9 2019
Prof Amit Praskash, Supriya Dey and Aishwarya O presented the findings of the Ludic Design Approach. Watch the recording of the talk.[Read more...]
Inclusive Learning for the Blind, Let’s Embrace the Growing Needs of Stem Education, Impacts on Inclusion and Social Integration
Vidhya and Supriya were speakers in a panel Discussion on “Inclusive Learning for the Blind, Let’s Embrace the Growing Needs of Stem Education, Impacts on Inclusion and Social Integration” at the SayEverything Convention 2019, jointly organised by SayEverything Group and Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled[Read more...]
Vision Empower is sincerely grateful to Mr. Balaji Varadarajan for contributing to this endeavour of making STEM accessible, by donating geometry boxes to all the schools using funds he has earned for his contribution as a Programming language trainer for visually impaired persons.[Read more...]
In what could be a boost in Science education for the visually impaired, the Indian Institute of Information Technology-Bangalore (IIIT-B) has developed a technology to help generate tactile images of diagrams in Science textbooks faster.[Read more...]