Brimming with newfound confidence

Twenty-seven-year-old Aman Nandev from Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa in Class XII. Despite his vision loss, Aman continued studying in a mainstream school with the support of his teachers and family. While the intention of the people around him were noble, none of them were aware of the provisions for persons with vision impairment, making him dependent on others around him. Since he was struggling with the lack of vision and did not know he could take help of a scribe to write his exam, he failed twice before clearing his final exams in the third attempt.

In 2018, when Aman contacted Eyeway, he had completed his graduation and was pursuing his Masters in Hindi literature. Without undergoing reorientation to live his life with blindness, he had been dependent on his friends and father to accompany him to college which was located at a distance from his home. When his friends were on leave, his father, a tailor by profession had to leave his work and accompany the son to college causing a financial constraint to the family.

Wanting to move forward independently and contribute to his family income, he sought information on whether he could do a computer course. The counselor suggested him courses that could help him find computer operating jobs in both private and government sector. Eyeway also recommended Aman to undergo mobility training which would enable him to move around freely.

Aman successfully completed the suggested computer training course. After learning assistive technology, he is now confident that he can study and prepare for UPSC examinations, aiming his ambitions a little higher than what he started with.