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Warm Holiday Greetings from YOUR Vision-Aid Team!

Thanks to well-wishers and supporters like you, 2016 was a marvelous year, ushering in several new initiatives.

1. Vision-Aid training programs for the visually impaired in Spoken English  

2. World-class computer programming classes for the visually impaired. 

3. A very colorful and memorable annual event in the Boston area in July 

4. The receipt of recognition from NASSCOM, India as a finalist in technology entrepreneurship for our award-winning device "Haptic torch for the blind". 

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Vision-Aid Python Programming class off to a flying start

Vision-Aid Python programming class got off to a flying start last month.

 

Vision-Aid, in collaboration with IIT Chennai and MIT, is offering an MIT computer science course, in programming,  to qualified visually impaired students in India. Classes are offered free of cost, virtually, with high quality one-on-one mentoring to help these students learn a sophisticated new skill.

 

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New Vision-Aid (2016) film

Excited to share a new film that was created for, and screened at our annual event on July 24th. This short (5 minute) film has footage from all 6 locations which we currently serve in India. We sincerely thank Vissa Ravi Kiran for the amazing videography in the field, and Doug Milton for his awesome work in editing and creating this new film for Vision-Aid.


https://vimeo.com/175453283

 

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Vision-Aid in the News

Pleased to share the article published in the "The Hindu" , India's leading newspaper today - covering the spoken English program which started 6 months ago in the Vizag Vision-Aid center as a pilot. Vision-Aid plans to  expand this same program to multiple locations later this year. within India, 

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Year-end Update from Vision-Aid

Warm Holiday Greetings from YOUR Vision-Aid Team! As we near the end of the year, we wanted to take a few moments of your valuable time to humbly share with you some of our significant accomplishments. Thanks to support from many, 2015 was a marvelous year,

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Vision Aid Visakhapatnam Partnership

Vision-Aid’s flagship partner in Visakhapatnam, India had a busy and productive 3rd quarter 2015 with progress on multiple fronts. The highlights of the Quarter included the Society being a recipient of 4 rebuilt computers (from Nasscom) that will aid in their programs, participating at the Rotary Waltair Club exhibition where they were able to showcase their abilities and devices, and meetings with key personnel at the Southern Regional National Council for Teacher Education to include Vision Aid ACA course as part of their curriculum.  Additionally, the Society had a full calendar in terms of organizing events – they hosted a special one day orientation for the management teams from 2 new Vision-Aid partners, as well as a one week partner training for Teachers and Administrators for the two new Partner’s teams. All in all, Q3 2015 has been a constructive quarter for Vision-Aid Charitable Services Society as they continue to march towards supporting the rapidly expanding reach of Vision-Aid programs in multiple locations.

 

Vizag July 2015 workshop

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