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.
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.
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.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
India has the largest blind population