Learning Numeracy through Play – 3 Day Workshop

National Institute For The Empowerment Of Persons With Visual Disabilities (divyangjan) – Regional Centre
Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
(Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India)
Poonamallee, Chennai – 600 056.


Vision Empower in partnership with Microsoft

Jointly organize a 3-day online workshop


“Learning Numeracy through Play”

For Maths and Science Teachers of Students with Visual Impairment (Grade 1st to 7th)
Date: 27th-29th July 2021Time: 10.00.A.M to 12.30.P.M.

Dr.Himangshu Das, Director, NIEPVD
Ms. Vidhay Y, Founder, Vision Empower

Co- Patron
Dr.Sree Priya. R, Officer I/c, NIEPVD RC, Chennai.
Ms. Sylvia Veeraraghavan, Program Director, Vision Empower, Bangalore

Programme Coordinators

  1. Mr. G.Tagore , Research Officer, NIEPVD-RC, Chennai
  2. Ms. Sylvia Veeraraghavan, Program Director, Vision Empower, Bangalore

Technical Team:

NIEPVD ​​​​​​​

  1. Mr. S. Pandiyarajan, Technician, RBP.
  2. Mrs. S.N. Saroja, Library and Information Assistant
  3. Mr. G. L. Jaikumar, MSW
  4. Mr. C. Mahimairaj, Warden

Vision Empower

  1. Ms Anitha, Educational Coordinator, VE
  2. Ms Jaya School Coordinator , VE
  3. Ms Rajeshwari, Educational Coordinator, VE
  4. Ms Rishi School Coordinaor, VE
  5. Ms Jyothi , Educational Coordinator, VE
  6. Ms Devi , Educational Coordinator, VE
  7. Ms Meghna, Educatioal Coordinator, VE
Learning Numeracy through Play Workshop Program

Day 1 – 27th July 2021

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Fifty teachers from schools across Tamil Nadu attended the Day 1 Pragya training. The inaugural program showcased the activities of NIEPVD and VE and the motivation to collaborate and reach as many teachers and students with visual impairment in the state. Dr Sreepriya expressed her gratitude and welcomed all the participants and honorable guests. Shri Tagore highlighted the VIEPVD portfolio and joint activities with VE. Vidhya Y spoke about the interventions of Vision Empower and welcomed the participants to the three days of shared learning and fun. Dr Manohar and Sylvia spoke about the project VICT, the importance of play in the intellectual development of a child to help them to make their decisions, choose their career paths and lead independent lives. The educational co-ordinators conducted six parallel sessions for the teachers filled with Computational Thinking games and explained the learning outcomes of the games. They were ably assisted by the volunteer translators for Tamil in three sessions.

Day 2 – 28th July 2021

  • 10:00 A.M – 11:00 A.M : Practical Session 2 with Teachers (Pebble Games ; Pattern Games)
    Educational Coordinators, VE
  • 11:00 A.M – 12:30 P.M : Practical Session 3 with Teachers (Market Games ; Board Games)
    Educational Coordinators, VE

Day 3 – 29th July 2021

  • 10:00 A.M- 11:00 A.M: VE Teaching Methodology with Teaching Practice Session
    Educational Coordinators, VE
  • 11:00 A.M- 12:00 P.M: Introduction to VE Subodha Accessible Learning Management System ; VE Subodha hands-on session.
    Educational Coordinators, VE
  • 12:00 P.M- 12:30 P.M: Feedback session from participants.