VISAKHAPATNAM: In a unique effort to enable the visually challenged persons to experience and explore the internet and make use of it to make it big in life, the Vision Aid Charitable Services Society Monday launched online training programmes on computer skills for the visually challenged on its premises in Ba Bapu Bhavan at Dwarakanagar.
Five graded certificate and diploma courses will be delivered that will impart computer skills among the visually challenged and enable them to get employment.
The novel initiative was inaugurated by Centre of Policy Planning director A Prasanna Kumar on the occasion.
Till now, the Vision Aid India has been training the visually challenged in different courses by conducting classes and camps physically.However, the institute has decided to take advantage of the internet and operate virtual student centres which will be opened in different parts of the country. Using new technology, students and their teachers can take part in the online training programme from anywhere in India.
On Monday, the first links were established to conduct online training at Kolkata and Mangalore where candidates enrolled for interactive online lessons. Vision Aid India is planning to cover more than 20 towns in the country, from Johrat and Kanyakumari over the next few months with the cooperation of Vision Aid USA and Gyaanmantra India.