Seeking assistance to further his ambitions

15-year-old Ajay Kumar was born blind in Sirsa, Haryana. His parents took him to various eye specialists with the hope of finding a cure. But the doctors told them that there were very low chances of restoring the boy’s vision. Ajay is now studying in Class 8 at the Helen Keller Blind School in Sirsa and is passionate about becoming a music teacher. Ajay’s father is a daily wage labourer and his mother is a housewife, who has been a constant support to him, encouraging him to be independent despite his inability to see.

Ajay found out about Eyeway from his friend and called up the Helpdesk to seek information on availing a free smartphone and a laptop from National Institute for the Visually Handicapped, Dehradun. He also wanted to know more details regarding purchasing a Braille Display device. He’d earlier acquired a Daisy Player from an NGO in Bangalore and he sought the counselor’s help in using the same. A Daisy Player is a digital audiobook that works as substitute for printed material. The Eyeway counselor cleared his queries by providing him with all the required information. While speaking to the counselor, Ajay also mentioned that he was looking for English speaking classes that will help improve his language skills. He was informed about an online English speaking course conducted by the Desai Foundation. Currently, he has enrolled for this course and has expressed his gratitude towards Eyeway for assisting him.