In pursuit of learning

Siddhant Arora, a 22-year-old boy is a resident of Delhi. He has low vision and is 75% blind since birth. His father runs his own garment shop and his mother is a homemaker. Born into a financially unstable family, Siddhant managed to complete his education till 12th standard from a mainstream school in Ghaziabad. He further went on to pursue Bachelors in Management Studies from Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies in New Delhi. While studying in mainstream institutions, Siddhant faced several challenges due to lack of proper guidance and awareness. He was not familiar with the emerging technologies for the visually impaired such as screen reader and facilities of a scribe. He even used to sit extremely close to the blackboard for reading the class notes efficiently.

With an urge to overcome these challenges, Siddhant was keen on undertaking computer training as he thought these skills were important to support his education and it would also help him to increase his competence in various tasks. While he was figuring out the next step after graduation, he got to know about Eyeway from a close friend. In 2017, Siddhant contacted Eyeway’s Helpdesk to seek information about the computer training. The counsellors suggested various training programmes and connected him to Samarthanam Trust and National Association for Blind in R.K Puram for further assistance. After few days, he visited Score Foundation and requested the counsellors to teach him computers. Eyeway demonstrated the functions to him with the help of a screen reader and provided him with the contact details of professional trainers to acquire better skills.

On follow up, our counsellors were informed that he has successfully completed his computer training through an online course suggested by Eyeway and his efficiency skills has improved. Currently, Siddhant is pursuing his MBA from the prestigious Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi and simultaneously supporting his father in his business. He aspires to work in the Corporate sector for few years after which he wants to start his own venture. Siddhant also writes inspirational quotes in Quora in the capacity of a Life Advisor and resolves issues related to relationship management. He believes that his interaction with the Helpdesk has been wonderful and Eyeway’s intervention has helped him to take a step closer towards his dreams!