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Welcome to Vision-Aid

Empowering the visually impaired live with independence and dignity.  

Vision-Aid provides rehabilitation for the visually impaired. Our world-class computer training programs, which are benchmarked with the programs of leading institutions, empower blind and low vision students to reach great heights. Students with vision impairment are provided with one-on-one assessment , training and devices. 

Vision-Aid programs have won 6 national and international awards in its 14+ years of existence

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Vision-Aid Congratulates Alumni for Job Placement.

Finding employment for the visually impaired has always been a challenge irrespective of which part of the world they belong to. Vision-Aid's aim has been to help visually impaired people gain employment. 

 

Five visually impaired students who completed training from Vision-Aid's Vizag centre have been able to secure full time employment. After completion of training at Vision-Aid, these candidates were selected  via the  Andhra Pradesh State Govt disabled Quota or the Combined Banks Exam for the Disabled.

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A special Vision-Aid evening with Bhavya Shah!

A special Vision-Aid evening with Bhavya Shah!

On Tuesday, August 7th, Vision-Aid was delighted to host a very special event at the Lexington Community Center - a meet-and-greet event with one of our star students Bhavya Shah. Bhavya is 16 years old and lost his vision at a young age due to a retinal condition which could not be treated.

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Applications for Vision-Aid Fall Semester 2018 programming course Open. Limited Enrollment. Apply soon!

 

An Exciting Program from Vision-Aid

Computer Programming Classes for the
Visually Challenged

Applications for Fall Semester 2018 Open.

Limited Enrollment.  Apply soon!

Overview

 

Are you a visually impaired or blind person who wants to learn computer programming? Vision-Aid is continuing with an exciting program to teach Python programming.  After successfully teaching computer programming for the visually impaired in 2016, 2017 and spring semester of 2018, we are thrilled to offer an even more comprehensive program in the Fall semester of 2018. There have been some recent changes in the program and admissions policy. Please review this message carefully.

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Vision-Aid to establish National Resource Center for the visually impaired at Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai

Vision-Aid to establish National Resource Center for the visually impaired at Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai

LEXINGTON, MA–Vision-Aid, a Lexington, MA-based non-profit organization with a mission to rehabilitate the visually impaired people in India, announced that it has entered into a partnership with Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, to establish a National Resource Center for the visually impaired at Aravind Eye Hospital.

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Vision-Aid and I-Stem partner to offer Advanced Technical Training Programs for the Visually Impaired

Vision-Aid and I-Stem partner to offer Advanced Technical Training Programs for the Visually Impaired

 

Vision-Aid and iStem are joining forces to offer a range of advanced STEM training initiatives to the visually impaired!! Inclusive Stem (I-Stem) is a group of young persons who are blind or visually impaired from India pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and careers.

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An update from Vision-Aid's programming course (Spring 2018)

An update from Vision-Aid's programming course (Spring 2018)

Vision-Aid is just completing its Spring Semester course on Introduction to Computer programming for the visually impaired and we're delighted to share an update from one of our volunteer mentors, Santosh Vattam, about his experiences and perspectives.

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Leveraging technology to help Students take exams Independently

Leveraging technology to help Students take exams Independently

Traditionally, blind or visually impaired students have always had to rely on scribes, someone who would read and write for them, to take exams. Students, often faced difficulty using  scribes. The scribes were not trained and qualified. They would interpret and enter answers incorrectly, leaving the visually impaired students frustrated.

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Meet our young programming classes path breakers

Meet our young programming classes path breakers

Vision-Aid’s Spring semester of programming classes is currently underway. There are 15 students enrolled from all over India, and an equal number of volunteer mentors experienced in teaching programming from both the US and India, in the 10-week long training.

This is the fourth such batch. The classes are progressing wonderfully.

 

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