Every year on Telugu New Year day in the city of Vizag, India, the Visakha Fine Arts & Cultural Association recognizes distinguished service by presenting awards to community service organizations in Vizag. This year, Vision Aid Vizag was recognized. Congratulations to Mr.M.S.Raju, President of the Vizag center and the dedicated staff at the Vizag center for this well-deserved recognition!
One of the biggest challenges faced by the visually challenged is gaining access to low vision services. Such services need to be easily accessible by public transportation. Susrut in partnership with Vision-Aid and the West Bengal State government, has taken the initiative of going to under-privileged areas around Kolkata to provide low vision services and devices - "taking the services to the community" as they phrase it. The state government has provided "resource rooms" for the challenged in some areas. However, the "resources" in these rooms are lackin. This is where the Vision-Aid / Susrut partnership comes in to fill the void. With Vision-Aid's grant Susrut is furnishing these resource rooms with appropriate equipment and materials to provide technology based and other rehabilitation services. It would serve these under-served communities and reach a wider targeted audience.
Vision-Aid is excited to launch"Enabling the Vision Disabled" - a ground breaking publication on Vision Rehabilitation. The book was launched on December 29, 2012 jointly by the Rotary club of Waltair and Vision-Aid. We thank all our supporters and well wishers for attending this event which was held in our Vizag Resource Center.
Vision-Aid's innovative "Camera Cat" featured in the Times of India. This device helps visually impaired students easily follow the teacher and see the board.
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"Operation Mangalore" - a joint pilot between Vision-Aid and the Roman Catherin School for the blind in Mangalore, India completes successfully. This program helped to bring specialized computer training to blind and low vision students at the school, opening the doors of technology to many of these students for the first time!
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