Informing to empower

The Eyeway helpdesk received a call from the Coordinator at the Enabling Unit of Janaki Devi Memorial College enquiring about the possibility of organizing a training workshop for the visually impaired students enrolled at the college. Our helpline connected her with our network partner – Saksham. The interaction between the Enabling Unit and Saksham culminated   in a 2 day training workshop for the VI students. Around 12 students attended and were benefitted from the workshop. They were given training and exposed to making use of freeware like NVDA and other screen reading software. They were informed about various online knowledge resources that could aid them in their studies. Through the workshop they learnt of Sugamya Pustakalaya as well. The students and the Enabling Unit found the workshop to be exceedingly informative and have conveyed to our counselors that they look forward to putting into practice the knowledge and training that they received over the 2 days. We hope that more colleges reach out to us. Such collaborations which introduce technologies and resources will go a long way in empowering the visually impaired students for their benefit and access.