Dr. Shroff's charity eye hospital

Dr. Shroff's Eye Hospital

The numbers speak for themselves.  This collaboration has brought hope for many a visually impaired, and SCEH has been a Partner through who Vision-Aid has made a deep impact in many lives.

THE PARTNERSHIP AND OUR PROGRAMS

Vision-Aid pioneered the establishment of the Vision Resource Center at Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital in January 2020. A new dedicated building for the Computer Lab was inaugurated by Shri Ram Gupta and Mrs. Meetu Gupta on their recent trip to Delhi in September 2022

The various services offered are computer training, braille training, orientation and mobility training (O&M), assistive technology training, visual skills and device use training and counselling services to enable, educate and empower the visually impaired. More resources to the Visually impaired will be offered as needed. 

The low vision clinic at Dr. Shroff’s Eye Hospital serves over 500 visually impaired patients who come from under-privileged and rural backgrounds through various programmes of Vision-Aid.

Corrective eye glasses are offered on-site to poor patients free of cost.

Patients are offered world class devices at subsidised costs which were not available before.

Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital has distributed Smartphones to underprivileged bright students as part of Vision-Aid-TFL programme.

Smart Vision Glasses were successfully launched at Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital in July 2022 with participation of various eye professionals.

YEAR 2022

SCREENING & ASSESSMENT IN PICTURES

Screening and assessment of low vision children planned at the JPM SCHOOL FOR BLIND, DELHI (BLIND RELIEF ASSOCIATION). A total of 86 children were screened and 23 children were given Glasses and Low Vision Devices)

SMART VISION GLASSES & SMARTPHONE DISTRIBUTION IN PICTURES

Smart Vision Glasses & Smartphone were distributed to visually impaired beneficiaries.

YEAR 2021

Celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities – December 3rd was marked by 2 major events.

SMARTPHONE DISTRIBUTION IN PICTURES:

Visually impaired individuals who are unable to purchase smartphone due to the non-affordability, received smart phones sponsored by Vision Aid.  All the beneficiaries were enrolled in the Mobile App training program.

CERTIFICATION CEREMONY:

Visually challenged students who completed their computer course from Shri Lachhman Dass Gupta Vision Aid Resource Center (“Ujaala” training center,) also received certificate on this special day.

SHORT-TERM TRAINING IN PICTURES

Optometrists at the SCEH completed ‘Short Term Training in Low Vision’ at the LV Prasad Eye Institute Hyderabad. The training was sponsored by Vision Aid.

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.