Sumit Garg’s journey is a testament to his resilience, determination, and commitment to excellence.

Meet Sumit Garg, a remarkable individual from Delhi with an inspiring journey . At the age of 12, despite being diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a condition first affected his night vision and gradually led to the loss of his peripheral vision, he never gave up on his dreams. He completed his schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya  and earned a degree in Computer Science from Rajasthan Technical University.  

In 2012, Sumit embarked on a fulfilling career in the development sector, joining a national-level NGO, Prayas JAC Society, as an IT trainer. Through his dedication and talent, he quickly climbed the ranks, eventually becoming a Senior Manager within four years. Later, he transitioned to the Domestic Workers Sector Skill Council (DWSSC), leading the Standards & Assurance department. Over five and a half years, Sumit played a crucial role in standardizing and enhancing the skill set of domestic workers nationwide. His work involved extensive planning, monitoring, and evaluation, as well as networking with various stakeholders in the sector, including government agencies, international bodies such as the World Bank and ILO, and academic institutions. Despite his visual impairment, Sumit’s confidence never wavered, proving that one’s limitations are only as strong as their mindset. 

However, Sumit faced a new challenge when he lost most of his sight at the age of 30. Undeterred, he resigned from his position at DWSSC and set his sights on excelling in the civil service examination. Enrolling in Vision-Aid IBPS online coaching class was a pivotal moment for Sumit. He mastered subjects like math and reasoning using innovative methods learned in the classes, enabling him to tackle complex problems with ease, even without pen and paper. Sumit’s hard work paid off when he successfully cleared the phase I and II exams of the NABARD Grade A. Additionally, he enrolled in the ChatGPT course of Vision-Aid to further enhance his interview preparation skills, ultimately securing a position at NABARD. 

Sumit’s story serves as an inspiration to visually impaired individuals worldwide, highlighting the power of perseverance and determination in overcoming obstacles. He is grateful for the career-oriented courses provided by Vision-aid, which have empowered him and countless others to achieve independence and success in their chosen fields. Sumit’s passion for development, particularly in the social and skill development sectors, makes him an ideal candidate to contribute to NABARD’s mission of fostering sustainable and inclusive development in India. 

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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.