There’s hope and then there’s courage, there’s support and then there’s ambition - to every successful step a person can take.
The revolutions and legendary changes are ignited by little sparks that didn’t accept the fate they were born to live with. Let us collectively create that launching pad, that safe space where people feel empowered to progress, inclusively, without barriers.
More than 57 Million people are suffering from some vision misfortune, but the inhuman factor here is the neglect these people face on a regular basis.
Distrust and judgement is often directed towards their disability for simple activities (like ability to access documents) at educational institutes and at workplaces. Breaking this wheel of misfortune is the core objective of inclusivity.
From a young age a student can be taught to function in an inclusive environment where they grow with the same resources and quality of education any normal child would require, yet the concept of inclusivity is far flung for the majority of sections of the society.
Considering complications visual impairment brings with it for the citizen and their family, like illiteracy and poverty, the government of India has set up multiple organizations and committees in accordance with Section 32 of PWD Act 1995 to assure, Right to Education is brought into play for every citizen irrespective of their disabilities.
In accordance with Section 32 of the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995 (PWD, 1995), the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment established an Expert Committee to ensure that every child with a disability receives education in an “appropriate environment” until the age of 18, as well as to identify jobs in government offices and public sector undertakings.
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Until next time, be inclusive, respect differences 💙
Trestle Labs is an Assistive Technology initiative, empowering the blind and the visually impaired community towards inclusive Education and Employment by building solutions that help them listen, translate and digitize any kind of printed, handwritten and digital content independently across 60+ languages.
Kibo has so far empowered 65,000+ individuals across 22 countries with more than 20 million pages worth of content accessed so far by users.