Enlighten Their Future:
Digital Empowerment For
300 Vision-Aid Champions

Community Eye Care Foundation
Aravind Hospital

The Vision

In a rapidly evolving digital landscape, the power to harness technology is not merely an asset but a gateway to self-reliance and innovation. For 300 visually impaired youth, this gateway appears distant but not unreachable. With Vision-Aid, these youth will not just touch technology; they will shape it.

The Mission

Our campaign aims to raise INR 40 lakhs to provide comprehensive digital literacy to these bright young minds.

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Digital Magnifier

The curriculum includes

digital accessibility

Digital Accessibility Testing

Empowering students to become the architects of an accessible digital world, ensuring that websites and applications can be navigated by all, irrespective of their physical abilities.

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Python Programming

Introducing the language of problem-solving and innovation, Python programming will open vast vistas of opportunity in software development, data analysis, artificial intelligence, and more. 

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Web Development

Training in creating accessible and engaging websites, our students will learn to build their digital canvases, where the only limit is their imagination. 

customer service

Voice & Non-Voice BPO Training

Equipping students with the skills needed to excel in customer service and back-office operations, these programs will provide them the dexterity to thrive in a competitive job market.

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The Impact

By contributing to the “Enlighten Their Future” campaign, you are not just sponsoring a course; you are igniting a chain reaction of empowerment, employment, and economic growth. Each student trained is a step toward an inclusive digital economy, where diversity is not just accepted but valued. 

The Stories

Avinash Nallola

Meet Avinash, an individual who overcame challenges and achieved success despite facing significant obstacles. Avinash lost his sight at the age of three due to eye cancer. He grew up in Hyderabad with his father, a tailor, and his mother, a homemaker. He attended a special school for the visually impaired until the 10th grade then continued his further education in normal schoolAvinash completed his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and pursued an MBA in Finance. During his graduation he faced challenges transitioning to mainstream education without a smartphone due to financial crisis. However, he found innovative solutions by recording lectures on MP4 devices and transcribing notes in Braille. He discovered Vision-Aid through a webinar and enrolled in their Accessibility Testing course to ensure inclusivity in digital platforms. The organization not only provided him the DAT training but also helped him to get a job with Barrier Break Solutions. Avinash has been an essential member of the Barrier Break team for over two years, enhancing user experience and promoting inclusivity in the digital realm. Barrier Break values Avinash’s contributions in ensuring equal access to digital platforms for everyone, reflecting his determination. His story inspires others to overcome challenges and achieve success through hard work. 

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Tejas Karanje

Tejas, born with visual impairment in Mumbai, pursued his education at a Blind School. After school, he graduated from St. Xavier’s College in 2007. His quest for technology education led him to NIIT Bangalore, but job challenges followed. He worked as an HR Recruiter at Thomson Reuters but continued his search for software engineering opportunities. Tejas found his path at Vision-Aid India, where he gained certifications in JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Python, and Digital Accessibility Testing. Vision-Aid then helped him secure a role as an Associate Software Engineer at Pristine InfoTech Inc. He’s deeply grateful to Vision-Aid for enabling visually impaired individuals to learn software languages and work independently as software engineers. 

Shubham Deshmukh

Meet Shubham, from Amravati, Maharashtra, who has been visually impaired since birth due to a condition called photophobia. He attended a special school until the 7th grade and then transitioned to a regular school. He completed his BA degree with the assistance of recorded audio and also learned about computers at NIVH. Through social media, he discovered Vision-Aid, which offered a course in testing digital accessibility. Shubham took this course and secured a job as a digital accessibility tester at HCL, where he has been working for about 2 years. Despite losing his father when he was 8, Shubham remained strong and independent, and Vision-Aid’s course helped him along the way. 

These are not just students; they are pioneers of a future where 'digital divide' is a term of the past.

The Urgency

Technology waits for no one. We must act now to ensure our youth are equipped with the skills to navigate and shape the digital future. Every day counts. Every rupee matters.

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More than charity

Your support for the “Enlighten Their Future” campaign is more than charity; it’s a contribution to a movement. A movement that believes in the power of technology to transform lives and insists on digital inclusivity for all. 

Call-To-Action

Be the key to their digital dreams. 
 
Invest in their future. 
 
Donate to the “Enlighten Their Future” campaign today.
Revathy Ramakrishna

Your generous donation has the power to illuminate countless dreams. Empower their digital future and support their potential today. Join us in our campaign to illuminate their path to success.

A Digital Accessibility Testing Testimonial | Nibin Mathews

Nibin Mathews’ journey is a testament to resilience and determination. Despite facing

significant visual impairment challenges since birth, Nibin pursued education with unwavering determination. Losing sight in one eye due to a cricket ball stroke in 6th grade and later losing vision in the other eye to glaucoma didn’t deter him. He completed his Bachelor’s in English and even secured a job with Indian Railways. Yet, his thirst for knowledge led him to pursue computer programming, which he found through Vision-Aid. With their specialized training, he mastered coding and digital accessibility testing. With their financial support, he pursued a Master’s degree. Now, as the Accessibility Lead at Bosch Global Software Technologies, he’s excelling professionally. But Nibin’s achievements don’t stop there; he’s also an international tennis champion and a skilled violinist. He attributes much of his success to Vision-Aid, acknowledging their pivotal role in his journey. His story is not just one of personal triumph but also a testament to the impact of support systems in overcoming challenges and inspiring others.

A Job Coaching for Banking and other exams Testimonial | Gautam Gulati

Meet Gautam, a remarkable individual based in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, whose life story is a testament to resilience, determination, and the transformative power of organizations like Vision-Aid India.

Gautam’s life commenced with the diagnosis of Retinist Pigmentosa. Despite experiencing a 40% loss of sight, he persevered through attending a regular school, successfully completing his education and earning a B Com degree. His world took an unexpected turn after graduation, when, he had the major sight loss. Faced with the challenges of navigating everyday activities like driving, reading, writing print, and mobility etc. Yet, rather than allowing these obstacles to define him, he chose a path of resilience and determination. Undeterred by his circumstances, Gautam turned to technology, becoming dependent on tools designed for visually impaired individuals, including screen readers. His quest for independence led him to explore new technologies with the support of various NGOs. Through his social networks, Gautam discovered Vision-Aid India, an organization dedicated to empowering the visually impaired. Recognizing the potential for growth, he enrolled in Vision-Aid’s IBPS banking crash course, specifically tailored for visually impaired individuals, in April 2022.

Determined to enhance his skills further, Gautam pursued an additional course in mobile technology. This commitment to personal and professional growth showcased his unwavering spirit and determination.

Armed with newfound knowledge, Gautam faced the Bank of India Credit Officer exam after completing the IBPS crash course. His hard work, coupled with the right guidance from Vision-Aid, resulted in success. In 2023, Gautam proudly joined Bank of India as a Credit Officer, marking a significant milestone in his journey.

Gautam attributes his success and newfound independence to Vision-Aid India. With deep gratitude, he acknowledges the organization’s role in providing IBPS coaching and shaping his path towards independence.

A Python Testimonial

Tejas

Tejas, born with visual impairment in Mumbai, pursued his education at a Blind School. After school, he graduated from St. Xavier’s College in 2007. His quest for technology education led him to NIIT Bangalore, but job challenges followed. He worked as an HR Recruiter at Thomson Reuters but continued his search for software engineering opportunities. Tejas found his path at Vision-Aid India, where he gained certifications in JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Python, and Digital Accessibility Testing. Vision-Aid then helped him secure a role as an Associate Software Engineer at Pristine InfoTech Inc. He’s deeply grateful to Vision-Aid for enabling visually impaired individuals to learn software languages and work independently as software engineers.

Bindhu Sri

Meet Bindu, from Hyderabad. Who began her life with the gift of perfect vision? She embarked on her educational journey in a conventional school, but at the tender age of 9, her world dimmed as Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) impacted her sight. Loosing major of her vision with lot of challenges she still could complete her graduate degree in 2020 and her post-graduate degree in 2022. Being interested to pursue her career in computer programming she discovered Vision-Aid India, a beacon of hope and opportunity. Enrolling in their online certification programs, Bindu successfully completed both Python and SQL languages. Armed with these newfound skills, she opened doors to her career, securing a position as a Data Engineer at RX Data Science, a renowned company.

“All of this was made possible through the invaluable support and guidance provided by Vision-Aid India” She Says.

A HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and ARIA Fundamentals for Accessible Web Development Testimonial

Tejas

Tejas, born with visual impairment in Mumbai, pursued his education at a Blind School. After school, he graduated from St. Xavier’s College in 2007. His quest for technology education led him to NIIT Bangalore, but job challenges followed. He worked as an HR Recruiter at Thomson Reuters but continued his search for software engineering opportunities. Tejas found his path at Vision-Aid India, where he gained certifications in JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Python, and Digital Accessibility Testing. Vision-Aid then helped him secure a role as an Associate Software Engineer at Pristine InfoTech Inc. He’s deeply grateful to Vision-Aid for enabling visually impaired individuals to learn software languages and work independently as software engineers.