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.
Panel: Empowering and Employing the Visually Impaired
Moderator: Karen Young, Speakers: Cheryl Cumings, Nicole Ross, Dr. Sonal Patel
This panel will examine how we can prepare the visually impaired to get relevant skills and good employment opportunities in today’s economy. The subject will be explored from 3 different perspectives: Educator, Employer and Clinician. Topics will include how to address challenges faced by the visually impaired in finding the right skills and jobs, experiences in teaching programming to the visually impaired, the use of MOOC’s to provide high quality, relevant skills and Vision Rehabilitation from a clinical perspective.