WEBINARS

Vision-Aid India has been conducting various webinars over a long period of time. These webinars are enlightening in its own respective. There’s a lot to learn from eminent speakers who took these sessions

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Vision-Aid offers workshops, presentations, lectures and seminars through its Webinar series. All topics are within the spectrum of low vision, blindness and vision impairment. These webinars are conducted by experts in the field of various degrees of vision impairment. The target audience of our webinars include vision professionals, people with vision impairments, Vision-Aid supporters and well-wishers.

Feel free to write to us at voa@visionaid.org if you need webinars in other topics that are currently not available on this site.

Pooja Desai

Dr. Pooja Desai

Covid-Care Webinar Series


Dr. Sam Taraporvala

Dr. Sam Taraporvala

Best Practices in Awareness and Advocacy Programs for the Visually Impaired

Kirby Lindgren

Kirby Lindgren

Best Practices in Online Education for the Visually Impaired

Dr. Loubaina Buxamusa

Dr. Loubaina Buxamusa

Best Practices in Vision Rehabilitation - An Occupational Therapy Perspective

Dr. Kathryn Miller

Dr. Kathryn Miller

Basic Assessment and Management of Pediatric Low Vision Patients



David Kingsbury

David Kingsbury

Best Practices in Assistive Technology Training Instruction for Blind and Visually Impaired Adults




Prof. John Ravenscroft

Prof. John Ravenscroft

Identifying and supporting economic needs of families with visually impaired children, including children with cerebral visual impairment

Pallavi Deshpande

Pallavi Deshpande

Life Skills Training For The Visually Impaired & Disability Rights



Dr. G N Rao

Dr. G N Rao

Best practices in Operating a Tertiary Low Vision Center: Synopsis


Ram Raju

Ram Raju

Best Practices in Enabling, Educating and Empowering the Vision Impaired – The Vision-Aid Model

Dr. Linda Lawrence

Dr. Linda Lawrence

The importance of Vision: Visual development and Low Vision in infants and small children

Neha Sharma

Neha Sharma

Best Practices in Communicating with individuals with MDVI

Karina Thompson

Karina Thompson

The Role of Orientation and Mobility in the World of the Visually Impaired

Dr. Barry Kran

Dr. Barry Kran

Overview of CVI: Definition and considerations around assessment and habilitation

Dr. Alexis "Lexi" Malkin

Dr. Alexis "Lexi" Malkin

Overcoming Barriers to Low Vision Care

Dr. Bhavani Iyer

Dr. Bhavani
Iyer

Advances in Low Vision Technology

Kristen Layton

Kristen Layton

Identification and Intervention - The Key to Reaching and Teaching Children with MDVI



FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Try to learn something about everything, and everything about something

– Thomas H. Huxley

INFORMATIVE VIDEOS

Vision-Aid provides a platform for many a visually impaired people to revel in their skills. We have seen and experienced a large number of the visually impaired population show-case successes in their life despite the loss of sight. Whether it be graduating from a course, to de-mystifying MOOCs, or even launching Vision-Aid’s services, these Videos provide a glimpse of what success means to those with low-vision and visual challenges.

Feel free to write to us at voa@visionaid.org if you need webinars in other topics that are currently not available on this site.

MAKING COVID-19 INFO EASY TO UNDERSTAND WORLDWIDE

In India and globally, amid the continuing COVID crisis, one of the big challenges faced by Persons with Disabilities (PWD) is their inability to access vital information and resources published by governments and organizations because this information is not digitally accessible to persons with disabilities.

Thursday, May 20th, was “World Accessibility Day”. To commemorate this global accessibility awareness day, Vision-Aid organized a special webinar on the important topic of making Covid-19 information accessible for persons with disabilities.

John is leading a crowd sourced initiative using Artificial Intelligence technology to make information accessible, readable, and easily understandable. For more info, see EasyCOVID19.org and EasyText.AI.

Send us a note to voa@visionindia.org if you need more of such videos and webinars.

John is the Director of INDEX at U Mass Amherst and is in charge of the Massachusetts State’s web site for disseminating information for persons with disabilities. John is also a faculty member at U Mass, and also participates in the World Wide Web (WWW) standards bodies for defining Web Accessibility Standards globally. John is a prolific blogger and prides himself on writing “one – minute blogs” which are very popular with his broad base.

CCA GRADUATION CEREMONY | MEET & GREET STUDENTS OF LACHHMAN DASS VISION-AID RESOURCE CENTER (AGRA)

Watch the Vision-Aid meet-and-greet event for Delhi students. We count this as memorable to both Students and all guests. Over 100 persons attended including around 20 of our visually impaired students, Our friends at Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital, and several esteemed guests attended the event.

Our Chief guests were Mr. Ram & Mrs. Meetu Gupta. Vision-Aid is so grateful for their support, and for gracing the event also sharing gracious words at the event.

GRADUATION PROGRAM: STUDENTS WITH VISION DISABILITIES

You will be glad to know that 100’s of our students with vision disabilities have graduated from Vision-Aid’s instructor-led online courses. Vision-Aid conducted online graduation programs having sponsors and esteemed guests including people like Dr. Chuck R. Severance a well-known Coursera instructor.

Watch the students as them express their success, the excitement that education holds for them, and the impact Vision-Aid has created in their lives

LAUNCHING OUR DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY TESTING CENTER

Watch the launch of a world-class Digital Accessibility Training & Testing Center. In this video, we walk you through how Vision-Aid’s DATTC can bring accessibility to your Website. Our DATTC has been used by companies worldwide. You can be one of them soon.

This is a must-watch video! If you want to watch more of these videos, send us a note to voa@visionindia.org

MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSES (MOOCS) FOR PEOPLE WITH VISION DISABILITIES

In this series, Sonal Patel an expert in STEM education facilitates a discussion with individuals having vision challenges, but who have experience learning via MOOCs. Participants share their experience on the impact of MOOCs in their lives.
Hear it directly from Bhargav, Sagar, and others as they demystify MOOCs for us.
These are must-see videos for all those with vision disabilities, their fellow-mates, siblings & friends.

US GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATION PROCESS DEMYSTIFIED FOR THE BLIND AND VISION IMPAIRED.
In this series, hear it directly from Bhavya as he share his experiences in applying into USA (Under) Graduate schools.

VISION-AID EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
In this series, you will hear from global experts in the field of vision disabilities on best practices in vision rehabilitation, interventions, advances in low vision technology, overcoming barriers to low vision care, and much more.

Send us a note to voa@visionindia.org if you need more of such videos and webinars.

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Dr. Pooja Desai is MHA, DOMS, MBBS.

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Dr. Sam Taraporevala

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.