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Our Impact Stories

  • 22 year old Pramod, from Pali Rajasthan began losing his eyesight a few years ago. He heard about the Eyeway toll free number on the radio and got in touch with us to seek guidance and support. Pramod had completely stopped using computers because he was unaware of the many software and assistive technology that enabled accessibility.  He was unsure of how to take his life...
  • Santosh, a resident of Ballia Uttar Pradesh, was denied an ATM card by his local bank branch.  A friend advised him to seek support from the counsellors at the Eyeway Helpdesk. The helpdesk informed Santosh that the bank was denying him of his basic rights. They forwarded to him the RBI and IBA guidelines that clearly state that a visually impaired person cannot be denied...
  • Nineteen year old Rakesh, a resident of Ramgarh, Jharkhand, found out about the Eyeway Helpdesk through a friend. He called the helpdesk curious to know whether a visually impaired person could operate a computer. Not only did our counsellors assure Rakesh of this possibility they also shared with him information about the many available software and apps that enabled...
  • Priya, a 32 year old housewife and mother of three, began losing her eyesight a few years ago. She was diagnosed with low vision which over time only became worse. She got in touch with our helpdesk seeking information on how she could cope with this loss of sight. Our counsellors provided her with information on the available technologies and resources that would enable...
  • Vijay, aged 22, lost his eyesight soon after he completed 11th standard. This prevented him from continuing his education and left him feeling depressed and helpless. The fact that he belonged to a lower economic background just made matters worse. After having spent almost 3 years at home he finally heard our radio advertisement and contacted our helpdesk,...
  • Durgappa  is a visually impaired student residing in Dharwad, Karnataka. He is in his final year studying B.A. He contacted our counsellor at Bangalore seeking assistance in organizing a scribe to help him write exams. We connected him to PenVolunteers, a Bengaluru based organization which arranges for scribes to write examinations. A night before the exam, PenVolunteers...
  • Venkatesh (name changed) recently got in touch with the Eyeway Helpdesk to share his concerns about his education. During his interaction he shared that he has 40% visual impairment.   He is currently pursuing B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering and presently is in the fifth semester. As...

  • Manoj (name changed) a 30 year old resident of  Siliguri  West Bengal, recently got in touch with the Eyeway Helpdesk to share concerns about his future. After completing his tenth standard, he started losing his vision, due to which he was unable to continue his studies. Our counsellor Dominic Roy advised him to enrol in an open school so that he can complete his...

  • Harish Kumar (name changed) had first contacted the Eyeway Helpdesk in 2013.  Due to his gradual loss of vision he had become disillusioned and wanted to discontinue his studies post his class 10th examination three years ago. Our counsellor advised him to complete his education and at the same time shared inspirational stories of visually impaired people who have achieved despite...

  • One young man who connected with our helpdesk recently has a similar story of hope triumphing despair. Manish, a 22 year visually impaired student from Punjab had recently completed his B.Com.  He had an idea, a dream and a hope in his mind. He had always been interested in and had wanted to study law. However, he had a mental block regarding his capability to achieve this dream. He shared...

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