Life Skills

Course Overview

Level: BASIC

This course develop key skills – empathy, communication skills,  interpersonal relationships, and critical thinking to help cope
with, navigate, and succeed in professional and personal life.

The course also helps to learn to work collaboratively, and build meaningful and lasting relationships within & outside work. 

Target Audience

Open to all age groups and individuals
with visual impairments

Course Delivery Mode

Face-to-Face / Classroom

Course Details

  • Curriculum: Developed by Vision-Aid. Includes periodic assignments, quizzes, assessments with grades.
  • Duration: 1 week | 60 minutes per class | 5 days a week
  • Classroom Strength: 10-12 Students per Instructor for more personalized attention to each student.
  • Recognition: Vision-Aid provides a Certificate of Completion
  • Recommended next course:Corporate Skills Development

LEARNING OUTCOME

To help persons with visual
impairments acquire Life skills to succeed in personal and
professional life.

Course Category:


Skills Development

Rehabilitation

Vision Rehabilitation is a comprehensive training and counseling process that attempts to help both blind and visually impaired persons to develop skills and use strategies that can assist them in their efforts to live their lives with independence and dignity.

This training process, which is facilitated by a specially trained Vision Rehabilitation Specialist usually lasts for several sessions, spread over multiple weeks, and is tailor-made to each individual patient, based on the extent of disability and their living needs. This process can help to enable the visually impaired cope with vision loss, travel safely, take care of their day to day activities, meet career objectives and enjoy leisure activities to the maximum possible extent.

Some of the programs offered in Vision Rehabilitation are:

Classroom Training for School Children

Visually impaired school children are trained in a simulated class room environment about how they can effectively use assistive tools and develop confidence to participate and integrate in a classroom environment with other normally sighted school children.

Kitchen Training for Housewives

A mock kitchen set-up allows housewives who are blind or have low vision to be trained in safe and efficient cooking habits.

Mobility Training

Blind or significantly visually impaired persons are taught to regain their independence and mobility with the use of mobility canes and special mobility training.

Computer Training

Computers are an invaluable tool in helping to level the playing field for people with visual impairments. Blind or visually impaired persons (including school children can be taught skills which include the use of special tools to enable word processing, data entry , use of Internet and more. A wide range of computer based assistive technology is available to help the visually impaired. Popular tools include JAWS and MAGIC.

Job Skill Training

Blind or visually impaired people can be taught certain skills like basket weaving which can help them to find employment.

Equal Opportunity Orientation

Blind or visually impaired people are made aware of their rights and of the benefits they can get from governmental and non governmental agencies.

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.