Visually-challenged learn computer skills

Visually-challenged learn computer skills
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A computer workshop for students with visual impairment was organised by the Higher Education for the Persons with Special Needs (HEPSN), in association with Enable India of Bengaluru at Andhra Loyola College (ALC) from June 22. The workshop concluded over the weekend.

A computer workshop for students with visual impairment was organised by the Higher Education for the Persons with Special Needs (HEPSN), in association with Enable India of Bengaluru at Andhra Loyola College (ALC) from June 22. The workshop concluded over the weekend.

Speaking at the valedictory day of the computer workshop, Naveen Kumar of Enable India said, “Computers are like the eyes to the visually challenged persons and they must learn computer skills for their empowerment.”

Visually-challenged students K Srinivas, Sai Vinayak and Prasanna Kumar demonstrated the operation of computers using the Non Visual Desktop Access (NVDA) screen reading software. Sai Pawan Kumar, Joji and Satyanarayana Reddy who also attended the workshop, said the computer skills they learnt at the workshop would enable them to lead a better life.

Fr GAP Kishore, principal of ALC, appreciated the role played by volunteers of HEPSN in ensuring the success of the computer workshop. Fr S Raju, correspondent, G Sahaya Baskaran, coordinator of HEPSN, and others spoke. Suvarchala, a visually challenged student, proposed a vote of thanks. Participation certificates were presented to students as well as volunteers who supported the project. The entire programme was conducted by the visually challenged students of ALC.

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