Synergy at BMS
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- 1. LOOK BEYOND THE BARRIERS
- Synergy is a student committee and a network to empower the visually challenged.
- We believe that each individual is blessed with enormous potential energy, irrespective of social, physical or economical barriers.
- This is a pie chart depicting how people use their senses in the process of learning, as sketched out by a recent study.
- nowing one's weaknesses is one of the greatest strengths one can possess. Diversity makes life interesting and challenging.
- amongst a number of specially or differently abled people, there are:
- Visually challenged.
- Physically challenged.
- Hearing and speech challenged.
- Mentally challenged
- However, more than anything, "Acceptance is the key to surpass every obstruction."
- Around 60 million Indians are differently abled, thats 6% of our total population.
- Our policy makers, decission makers and politicians look at this statisstics as a charity issue and a welfare issue, but it is a developmental issue.
- No country can progress living 6 % of its population in the lurch.
- It is the condition of lacking visual perception due tophysiologicalorneurologicalfactors.
- Various scales have been developed to describe the extent ofvision loss :
- Total blindness
- "once determined, no obstacles in the path of success.
- How do they study?
- Braille - a script that requires punching paper to read the raised dots created, by feeling them.
- Other assistive technologies Technology is creating a severe breakthrough in all the walks of life.
- Computers are operated using screenreaders and other special softwares and hardwares like JAWS, Magic magnifier, Supernova, Braille embossers, Braille displayers, handheld magnifiers etc.
- Printed material is read by scanning and running the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) on the scanned image.
- Lectures and notes are recorded using portable media devices (Voicerecorders and MP3players).
- Symbian-enabled mobile handsets are operated using mobile screenreaders like Mobile Speak or Talks.
- Apart from the eyes, every other sense organ is on the high alert to observe and grasp the place and the surroundings.
- A white cane is used to cross the road and feel the ground before stepping on it.
- width and texture of the road, sound of the moving vehicles, traffic signals, bus-stops, speed breakers and buildings become some of the significant landmarks to travel independently. talking watches, colour detectors, talking calculators,Money ditecturs, talking microwaves etc are very useful at times.
- A device called threater is used to insert the threat into the eye of a needle.
- For a better understanding of how these people do their day-to-day activities, just go on with whatever you were upto with eyes closed for a while.
- Visually challenged are working for various orgs like Google, Microsoft, GE, IBM , SBI , Canara Bank , infosys, Cry, Green Peace etc, on par with their other colleagues
- Some 250 different job profiles identified can be performed by differently abled.
- They are working in almost all the levels of jobs across various industries, like lecturers, statisticians, artists, HR professionals, entrepreneurs, docters, research analysts, engineers, IT professionals and so on.
- The representation of a diverse workforce
- Channels to further creativity and innovation in the organization.
- A source of inspirationto others.
- An alternate source of suitable candidates
- Know that Their basic requirement is a feasible work place solution and a barrier free environment.
- As their colleagues, dont let them left out involve them in all your activities, with no presumption.
- TV Raman - a software programmer at Google.
- Rajani-First lady Chartard Accountant of India.
- Ravindra Jain - a Music Director.
- Duncan McLaurin - A 14-year-old who launched a space rocket.
- Miles hilton-barber -adventurous and the first blind pilet .
- Eric Alexander - a mountaineer who climed the mount everest.
- Jhon Milton (you know who?).It doesnt end here.
13. It s quite incredible that many blind people are into various walks of life where vision generally plays a prominent role like in. 1. Painting2. Photography 14. 15. 16.
- Any uncertainties in communicating with a visually challenged person?
- Express yourself through words rather than using visual gestures or signs.
- be frank enough while enquiring about anything including matters relating to their eye-sight.
- Let them know when you enter or leave the room. If you see someone else entering, then just announce their name.
- Describe the surroundings clearly.
- read to them points written on signboards and trace diagrams on their hands.
- Talk directly to the visually challenged person without using the accompanying person as an interpretor.
- Dont leave them ignored, just think of them as another member of your group.
- Remember they are only visually challenged, and all other senses are perfectly ok. So just go by your reasoning power, and youll do well.
- Vision loss is a mere inconvenience, not a disability. They are differently abled
- Building the teem through announcements, PPT's, identifying suitable candidate.
- Take the guidance of aprofessor as the mentor
- brainstom on the projects to take up.
- You'll find many projects if you register on
- Fix a time line for the complition of the project
- Identify sources of Finance
- Importance of Marketing and Media
- Dealing with Transition stage
- To do a research on NGO's visit Websites like
- www.ngo.org or , www.indianngos.org
- Interact with the beneficiaries.
- Give your donation in kind than in cash
- Ensure to make funds available for productive purposes like library membership, , scholarships, college fees etc.
- It is a good idea to check back if the donations have been worthly made use of.
- Make your time more memmorable by being
- Online tutor through VoIP like (Skype, Google talk, Yahoo messenger)
- Edit the scanned books.
- Or: tell us what you can do.
- If you do your bit, we'll be able to do ours!