Blind students use laptops for examinations in Hyderabad
The Nethra Vidyalaya Education for Blind in Shamshabad, Hyderabad is using modern technology for making lives of blind people better.
The institute was started in 2001 with just 18 visually impaired students and today has more than 1,860 students.
Nethra Vidyalaya Education for Blind is aimed at empowering the blind by bringing them closer to the latest technology and adding it to their skill base.
Laptops used for studies and exams
The institute uses a unique approach to the education of blind people.
The education is completely in English medium, and students of junior and senior college are also provided training on how to use a laptop.
The students complete their study on the personal computers and also use laptops to write their board exams with the aid of scribes.
The Intermediate Board has given the permission for these students to write exam on laptops.
Nethra Vidyalaya is the first institute in the world to provide blind children the opportunity to use a computer without any assistance from others.
The use of computers increases the confidence and self-esteem of the children and makes them capable of facing other challenges.
80% of the outgoing students of the institute have managed to get jobs in government and private sector.