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  • 1. VISION BEYOND THE CHALLENGES
  • 2.
      • Synergy is a student committee and a network to empower the visually challenged.
      • We believe that each individual is blessed with enormous potential energy, irrespective of social, physical or economical barriers.
      • This is a pie chart depicting how people use their senses in the process of learning, as sketched out by a recent study.
  • 3.
    • knowing one's weaknesses is one of the greatest strengths one can possess. Diversity makes life interesting and challenging.
    • amongst a number of specially or differently able people, there are:
      • Visually challenged.
      • Physically challenged.
      • Hearing and speech challenged.
      • Mentally challenged
    • However, more than anything, "Acceptance is the key to surpass every obstruction."
  • 4.
      • Around 60 million Indians are differently abled, that’s 6% of our total population.
      • Our policy makers, decission makers and politicians look at this statisstics as a charity issue and a welfare issue, but it is a developmental issue.
      • No country can progress leaving 6 % of its population in the lurch.
  • 5.
      • It is the condition of lacking visual perception due to physiological or neurological factors.
      • Various scales have been developed to describe the extent of vision loss :
      • Total blindness
      • Low-vision
  • 6.
    • “ once determined, no obstacles in the path of success.”
      • How do they study?
      • Braille - a script that requires punching paper to read the raised dots created, by feeling them.
      • Other assistive technologies – Technology is creating a severe breakthrough in all the walks of life.
  • 7.
      • Computers are operated using screenreaders and other special softwares and hardwares like JAWS, Magic magnifier, Supernova, Braille embossers, Braille displayers, handheld magnifiers etc.
      • Printed material is read by scanning and running the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) on the scanned image.
      • Lectures and notes are recorded using portable media devices (Voicerecorders and MP3players).
      • Symbian-enabled mobile handsets are operated using mobile screenreaders like “Mobile Speak” or “Talks”.
  • 8.
      • Apart from the eyes, every other sense organ is on the high alert to observe and grasp the place and the surroundings.
      • A white cane is used to cross the road and feel the ground before stepping on it.
      • width and texture of the road, sound of the moving vehicles, traffic signals, bus-stops, speed breakers and buildings become some of the significant landmarks to travel independently. talking watches, colour detectors, talking calculators, Money ditecturs, talking microwaves etc are very useful at times.
      • A device called “threater” is used to insert the threat into the eye of a needle.
      • For a better understanding of how these people do their day-to-day activities, just go on with whatever you were upto with eyes closed for a while.
  • 9.
      • Visually challenged are working for various orgs like Google, Microsoft, GE, IBM , SBI , Canara Bank , infosys, Cry, Green Peace etc, on par with their other colleagues
      • Some 250 different job profiles identified can be performed by differently abled.
      • They are working in almost all the levels of jobs across various industries, like lecturers, statisticians, artists, HR professionals, entrepreneurs, docters, research analysts, engineers, IT professionals and so on.
  • 10.
      • The representation of a diverse workforce
      • Channels to further creativity and innovation in the organization.
      • A source of inspiration to others.
      • An alternate source of suitable candidates
  • 11.
      • Know that Their basic requirement is a feasible work place solution and a barrier free environment.
      • As their colleagues, don’t let them left out – involve them in all your activities, with no presumptions.
  • 12.
      • TV Raman - a software programmer at Google.
      • Rajani-First lady  Chartered Accountant of India.
      • Ravindra Jain - a Music Director.
      • Duncan McLaurin  - A 14-year-old who launched a space rocket.
      • Miles Hilton-barber - adventurous and the first blind pilot .
      • Eric Alexander - a mountaineer who climbed the mount everest.
      • Jhon Milton – (you know who?)…….It doesn’t end here.
  • 13. It ’ s quite incredible that many blind people are into various walks of life where vision generally plays a prominent role like in.  1. Painting 2. Photography
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  • 16.
    • Any uncertainties in communicating with a visually challenged person?
      • Express yourself through words rather than using visual gestures or signs.
      • be frank enough while enquiring about anything including matters relating to their eye-sight.
      • Let them know when you enter or leave the room. If you see someone else entering, then just announce their name.
      • Describe the surroundings clearly.
      • read to them points written on signboards and trace diagrams on their hands.
      • Talk directly to the visually challenged person without using the accompanying person as an interpretor.
      • Don’t leave them ignored, just think of them as another member of your group.
      • Remember they are only visually challenged, and all other senses are perfectly ok. So just go by your reasoning power, and you’ll do well.
      • Vision loss is a mere inconvenience, not a disability. They are differently abled
  • 17.
    • Building the teem through announcements, PPT's, identifying suitable candidate.
      • Take the guidance of a professor as the mentor
      • brainstorm on the projects to take up.
      • You'll find many projects if you register on
      • www.sife.org
      • Fix a time line for the completion of the project
      • Identify sources of Finance
      • Importance of Marketing and Media
      • Dealing with Transition stage
  • 18.
    • To do a research on NGO's visit Websites like
      • www.ngo.org or , www.indianngos.org
    • Interact with the beneficiaries.
      • Give your donation in kind than in cash
    • Ensure to make funds available for productive purposes like library membership, , scholarships, college fees etc.
      • It is a good idea to check back if the donations  have     been worthly made use of.
  • 19.
    • Make your time more memorable by being
      • Scribe
      • Reader
      • Online tutor through VoIP like (Skype, Google talk, Yahoo messenger)
      • Record books
      •   Edit the scanned books.
      • Or: tell us what you can do.
      • If you do your bit, we'll be able to do ours!