(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.[Read more...]
(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).[Read more...]
(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.[Read more...]
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’.[Read more...]
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.[Read more...]
Read Vidhya’s story featured by HerStory as a part of its Women Entrepreneurship Day coverage. The blog features remarkable women sho are running incredible ventures raising awareness on various issues people with disabilities face daily.[Read more...]
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”.[Read more...]
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?[Read more...]
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[Read more...]
Vision Empower conducted a workshop on VICT – Computational Thinking for Children with Visual Impairment at the ACM India Computational...
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[Read more...]
Vision Empower is pleased to announce the commencement of the first Pragya training for teachers of children with visual impairment in Gujarat. The three-day training is being conducted online on 25th, 26th, and 27th of August 2021.[Read more...]
Vidhya participated in a panel discussion organized by the celebrated Information and Knowledge Societies for Sustainable Development Goals on the...
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...]
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.[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
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[Read more...]
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...]