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IIT Madras & Vision Aid teach programming to the blind

November 23, 2016

Vision-Aid, a United States-based NGO that works with the vision impaired, has tied up with IIT Madras to offer a computer science course to visually impaired students.

This is to prepare them for an event to be held next year in Chennai.

The event, which is called The Accessibility Summit, Shastra 2017, is a leading technical festival of IIT-M. It offers a stage for students across the world to meet with experts in the field of accessibility and assistive technology.

Vision-Aid is adapting a course taught by a top US university. Classes are offered free of cost. Students are paired with qualified volunteer teachers based in the US, and student volunteers from IIT-M.



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