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.
Over the years Vision-Aid has touched many lives. Founded in 2004, Vision-Aid started with one partner based in Vizag, Andhra Pradesh as a pilot to rehabilitate the visually impaired in that region. Today, Vision-Aid runs programs in 6 locations, Vizag, Kolkata, Mangalore, Berhampur, Kanyakumari and Aligarh. It also runs “satellite” programs in multiple locations (via camps).
In late 2016, IIT-Madras approached Vision-Aid to help them train visually impaired students for a very unique event – a hackathon for the visually impaired as part of IIT’s annual Shaastra summit. Almost serendipitously, the Vision-Aid team in the US connected with motivated IIT alumni at the IIT-AGNE summit in New England, and an amazing new initiative was born.
A team of 6 volunteer teachers in the US, 6 teaching assistants from IIT and 15 visually impaired students – adults and children began an ambitious journey – to show the world that the differently abled can scale the most difficult heights with the help of a little technology, and with love and support. This short film is the first in a series which shares the stories of these students, teachers and volunteers as they undertook this journey.
This short film is the continuation of the hack-a-thon milestone. Vision-Aid’s endeavors made news.