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  • To find a new job in a new profession for a middle-aged person is always difficult. And when it is a 41-year-old, 80% visually impaired man it gets even harder. Prathap from Thiruvananthapuram contacted Eyeway in March 2018 seeking job opportunities. He is a well-qualified person with a B.Com degree who held a consistent job as a printing press manager. Prathap managed to live independently...

  • Sushil and Ankur grew up together, two visually impaired boys from Kishanganj, Bihar. They played, studied and spent much time together. They went to school together and were both very poor. Sushil’s father picks up garbage for a living. These boys studied till 8th class in a mainstream school, with a scribe to write exams and some teachers for extra help. But they had to stop...

  • It is challenging for a woman in India to surmount the social and cultural perils in this country and if you are disabled things get even worse.  The opportunities fade away and the doors shut on you harder. But Pavitra from Sindagi city in Karnataka proves that it could be different. She happens to be quite a fighter.
    23-year-old Pavitra lost her eyesight due to jaundice when she was 4...

  • 18-year-old Akthar Hussain had never heard of the possibility of a visually impaired person attending school until he contacted Eyeway. He had never heard of education, employment or accessibility opportunities available for persons with visual impairment.

    Born into a large family of seven members, where his father, a tailor and the only earning member, Akthar lives a difficult life...

  • Accessibility related issues remain to be a speck in public and private infrastructure development even after the significance of universal design and accessible technology being recognized globally. It is not just for persons with disabilities but also for persons whose mobility is affected by old-age, pregnancy, injury etc. Access to information and assistive technology are also integral to...

  • When Sachin Bansal from Madhya Pradesh gave up his schooling after 9th standard for a laborer’s job in a factory, he only thought of saving his family from severe financial troubles. For many youngsters in India, an early employment is more important than schooling because our education system doesn’t guarantee employment. He toiled for many years to care for his father, mother and...

  • The first job is always hard and being a visually impaired person, it was harder for Janardhan. After surmounting the obstacles of being born blind, ill-fitting at a mainstream school, and challenged at his first job, Janardhan from Ahmednagar, Pune was at ease till a few months before.

    Born into a middle-class family of four, Janardhan’s blindness devastated his parents. For a very...

  • When 18-year-old Govind Tripathi (name changed) from Agra, Uttar Pradesh contacted Eyeway, the prospects of helping him seemed difficult. He connected with a preconceived plan and he wanted Eyeway’s assistance only in the manner he anticipated. Govind wanted education and career-related assistance from Eyeway.  He is a computer enthusiast and he wanted to know how Eyeway could help him become...

  • Illiteracy and poverty are reasons enough to miss out on the opportunities for social and economic progress in India. When it is coupled with a physical impairment, one can only imagine how life turns from bad to worse. Rahul Raj, an 18-year-old boy from Nevada, Uttar Pradesh illustrates the plight of an individual stuck in many levels of discriminations.

    Born into a poor family to...

  • Pramod Dev (name changed) a visually impaired (VI) 45-year-old man from Pune is fighting an almost forgotten legal tussle. The battle he did not have the confidence to take up before, the battle he thought he would give up. Now with the assistance of Eyeway, Pramod has started a fresh case against the BSNL telephone operators for the fraudulence he was victimized to, more than 15 years ago....

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