Narayana Nethralaya in Bangalore is a renowned eye care hospital known for its comprehensive range of services in Ophthalmology. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and a team of experienced doctors and staff, they provide excellent eye care services to patients. The commitment to quality care and patient satisfaction has garnered a strong reputation in the field. 

Vision-Aid and Narayana Nethralaya Collaboration
– A groundbreaking partnership for Vision Care and Rehabilitation

On January 8th, 2024, Vision-Aid joined hands with Narayana Nethralaya to establish the Narayana Nethralaya Eye Foundation – Vision-Aid Resource Center. This groundbreaking partnership aims to provide comprehensive vision care and rehabilitation services. 

The partnership aims to establish a model for comprehensive vision care, with Vision-Aid contributing vital infrastructure to the Vision-Aid resource center. Essential equipment and state-of-the-art assistive devices will be provided, addressing the needs of the underprivileged and those from lower socio-economic groups. 

Specialized care for Cerebral/ Cortical Visual Impairment:

Narayana Nethralaya has a devoted center for pediatric population who are diagnosed with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) 

CVI therapy involves a multidisciplinary approach for maximizing the functional vision improving the quality of life, helping in educational and vocational support through a holistic approach. 

Future joint Goals:

  1. Comprehensive vision rehabilitation:
    Together we aim to achieve the comprehensive model of low vision care accessible to everyone in the region of in and around Karnataka.

  2. Rehabilitation Programs
    Integrating Vision-Aid’s proven rehabilitation programs with our existing services including various training facilities including Orientation and mobility training, Assistive technology training. 

  3. Community Outreach
    Our collaborative efforts focus on raising awareness and promoting inclusivity within communities. 

  4. Training and Skill Development Programs: 
    A diverse range of training and skill development programs will be rolled out, fostering education and empowerment. Professionals will benefit from sponsored training courses, enhancing their expertise in catering to the visually impaired. 

Our Impact

The collaboration promises to introduce and run new programs specifically tailored for visually impaired individuals in Bangalore and Karnataka. Narayana Nethralaya becomes a beacon of hope for those seeking specialized services, with the added support of 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.