Enlighten Their Future:
Digital Empowerment For
300 Vision-Aid Champions

The Vision

In a rapidly evolving digital landscape, the power to harness technology is not merely an asset but a gateway to self-reliance and innovation. For 300 visually impaired youth, this gateway appears distant but not unreachable. With Vision-Aid, these youth will not just touch technology; they will shape it.

The Mission

Our campaign aims to raise INR 40 lakhs to provide comprehensive digital literacy to these bright young minds.

The curriculum includes

Digital Accessibility Testing

Empowering students to become the architects of an accessible digital world, ensuring that websites and applications can be navigated by all, irrespective of their physical abilities.

Python Programming

Introducing the language of problem-solving and innovation, Python programming will open vast vistas of opportunity in software development, data analysis, artificial intelligence, and more. 

Web Development

Training in creating accessible and engaging websites, our students will learn to build their digital canvases, where the only limit is their imagination. 

Voice & Non-Voice BPO Training

Equipping students with the skills needed to excel in customer service and back-office operations, these programs will provide them the dexterity to thrive in a competitive job market.

The Impact

By contributing to the “Enlighten Their Future” campaign, you are not just sponsoring a course; you are igniting a chain reaction of empowerment, employment, and economic growth. Each student trained is a step toward an inclusive digital economy, where diversity is not just accepted but valued. 

The Stories

Meet Arivalagan K, from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, who faced complete visual impairment from birth due to glaucoma. Despite this challenge, he pursued his education, attending a specialized school where he learned using Braille. He obtained his BA in English followed by a B.Ed., and eventually attained a master’s degree in English. Discovering Vision-Aid through social media, he enrolled in their Digital Accessibility Testing (DAT) course.

Upon completing the program, Arivalagan secured a position as an operations executive and accessibility tester at Able Aura. His responsibilities included evaluating the accessibility of mobile apps and websites. After six months, he transitioned to BarrierBreak Solutions, where he has been serving as a digital accessibility tester for a year and a half.

Expressing gratitude to Vision-Aid for guiding him towards a career in digital accessibility testing, Arivalagan emphasizes the pivotal role the organization played in shaping his professional trajectory.

Arivalagan K

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Gautam Gulati

Meet Gautam Gulati, who’s journey with Vision-Aid India reflects his resilience and gratitude. Hailing from Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, Gautam faced the challenges of Retinitis Pigmentosa, which led to significant sight loss. Despite this, he pursued his education, earning a BCom degree. After graduation, Gautam embraced technology to navigate life with impaired vision, mastering tools like screen readers. Vision-Aid India became a crucial part of his journey.

Enrolling in their IBPS banking crash course in 2022, Gautam expanded his skills by exploring mobile technology courses. With newfound knowledge and Vision-Aid’s support, Gautam tackled the Bank of India Credit Officer exam, securing a position in 2023. His success highlights the transformative impact of organizations like Vision-Aid, empowering individuals with visual impairments.

Gautam’s story is a testament to personal triumph and the importance of support systems. It exemplifies how determination and assistance can help individuals overcome challenges and achieve independence and success despite visual impairments.

Meet Pranita, the daughter of a factory supervisor in Pune. She was born with 40 percent vision due to Retinal Pigmentosa, facing challenges at school due to her eye condition. Despite this, she completed her education and earned a BA in English literature. After graduation, her vision worsened gradually, leading to 100% vision loss. Being unsure about her future, she stayed home for several years due to the lack of guidance about what to do next in such a condition. When her father retired from his job and they moved to their hometown Hyderabad, she sought guidance at LV Prasad Eye Hospital, where she found support and discovered the Vision-Aid Rehab Center. There, she completed basic computer training and afterward opted for a digital accessibility testing course from this organization. Through basic computer training and the digital accessibility course at Vision-Aid, Pranita gained confidence and skills. She then landed a job as a digital accessibility tester at Tech System Global Services, where she worked for 2 and a half years. Now, she’s proud to be part of Barrier Break. She says that she is grateful for the independence Vision-Aid helped her achieve.

Pranita

These are not just students; they are pioneers of a future where 'digital divide' is a term of the past.

The Urgency

Technology waits for no one. We must act now to ensure our youth are equipped with the skills to navigate and shape the digital future. Every day counts. Every rupee matters.

More than charity

Your support for the “Enlighten Their Future” campaign is more than charity; it’s a contribution to a movement. A movement that believes in the power of technology to transform lives and insists on digital inclusivity for all. 

Call-To-Action

Be the key to their digital dreams. 

Invest in their future. Invest in our future. 

Donate to the “Enlighten Their Future” campaign today.

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