Ravi: A Success Story from Vision-Aid's Python program

Vision-Aid has been conducting various programs to train visually impaired students to be lifelong learners, and reach their highest potential.

One success story is Ravi, an electrical engineering student from India.  To read his story please see the link below

http://blog.edx.org/python-hackathons-job-opportunities-meet-ravi?track=blog

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Short films on Vision-Aid activities

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 10+ years of existence.

We  appreciate Ravi Kiran Vissa, Director of Photography and Doug Milton, editor, for producing some videos that highlight Vision-Aid's endeavors in the past year.

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Vision-Aid directors visit WORTH Trust

Vision-Aid directors visit WORTH Trust

Ram Raju and Revathy Ramakrishna are currently at Vellore, India. They had a wonderful opportunity to visit a very unique organization – WORTH Trust.


WORTH Trust is a fully self-sustained rehabilitation organization for the benefit of the disabled.   They run a set of production centers that employ people with disabilities, enabling them to learn skills and earn a dignified living while assembling quality products, which are sold all over India and abroad.   They have an amazing campus which includes a technical training center, school for speech and hearing impaired, early intervention center for the speech and hearing impaired, day activity center for the mentally challenged children and outreach activities. All the costs of these programs are fully met by revenues earned from sale of assembled products. Their products range from equipment for the disabled to automotive parts. 

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Python programming: Narrative from near the winning post.

Python programming: Narrative from near the winning post.

In early Fall, Vision-Aid volunteer teachers began working with student volunteers from IIT Chennai, and visually impaired students from multiple locations across India to teach them an MIT computer programming course. These classes have exceeded our expectations. Students are making excellent progress and excitement is building up at Vision-Aid and IIT Chennai as we near the Shaastra summit hackathon for the visually impaired at IIT to be held on Jan 2nd, 2017.

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