Education
 India
Project #2382

Breaking Barriers for the Visually Impaired

by Ann Foundation Inc
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Summary

"Breaking the Barriers of Visual Challenges" is a platform to raise funds for our micro projects in India. This project aims to empower visually challenged children/youth by teaching English language and computer skills. Due to the growing need for a college degree in almost every occupation in today's job market, students who lack English and computer skills face greater difficulty in securing jobs
$49,500
total goal
$34,455
remaining
180
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

Challenge

An estimated 500 million people worldwide have some form of visual, hearing, mobility, or cognitive impairment. Due to limited resources, most of the visually challenged children/youth do not have access to education in developing countries. These individuals, in particular, face a serious problem. Due to their lack of computer literacy, they are unable to access online information that might otherwise allow them to participate more fully in society.

Solution

This project will employ experienced volunteer (tutors) to train the visually impaired students with computer courses including use of the screen reader. These computer courses will help the students acquire three important fundamental skills: browsing a web page using a screen reader, communicating with friends via e-mail, accessing information independently online.

Long-Term Impact

The goal of this project is to train visually impaired children/youth in English and computer use.It will provide them with the necessary skills to be able to independently access information using a computer. In the long run, this program will help these students gain integration into the larger society.Our programs will break the invisible barriers to employment and equality of opportunity, giving them dignity and independence.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​annfoundation.org
India has the largest blind population

Organization Information

Ann Foundation Inc

Location: Roslyn, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​annfoundation.org
Project Leader:
Ann Moideen
Founder & CEO
NY, NY United States

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