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The onslaught of the pandemic has deprived many of the most basic human needs, including lack of access and availability of resources. It has boosted the increasing need and demand for online education or EdTech. However, the demand remains unfulfilled due to owing to poverty, lack of access and connectivity. The going gets tougher for those who are physically impaired. He was like any other boy-next-door, a fervent technology aficionado, who preferred to take up engineering.
Amanpreet, 24, is an alumnus of Birla Vishwakarma Mahavidyalaya, with a burgeoning passion for technology and innovation. They had their hands on a project that involved education research. It gave them a chance to interact with students from various fields. These interactions made them realise that people hardly thought over the lack of accessible education to hearing-impaired children. Learn and Empower, as Amanpreet says, was a mission he harboured to make use of their expertise in technology to serve a cause and began research and backstage work.
It was unequivocally a hard row to hoe, Prabodh agrees since they faced several challenges. An engineering graduate is often expected to toe the line of joining an MNC to ensure job security.
The duo had to brace up for bouts of doubts and shortcomings. Being obstinate individuals, they decided to pursue their dream, which led to the birth of Learn and Empower. The budding team burnt the midnight oil to build an E-platform to help deaf children study online. They worked on making it multi-lingual for India, being a melting pot of cultures and home to many languages.
They went a mile ahead to ensure delivering them in the respective Sign Language. The duo roped in-field experts like Mr Sameer Rawal, Social Innovation Evangelist from TCS who helped them structure their process, set metrics and design thinking process. Ms Shubhada Burde, Director, Central Society for the Education of the Deaf, Mumbai guided them in curriculum planning, content validation and understanding the needs of the user.
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V Chaitanya, I am from Tirupati. I joined Virtual Classes in the month of May. I changed a lot. Now I can go anywhere, as they gave me confidence and gave support for the placements. All the staff of DEF helped me a lot thank you so much everyone. Thank you so much Deaf Enabled Foundation. I would definitely recommend all my friends to join DEF and improve their skills and not to waste their time but come join. After my training, I was placed at MAL.
I supply Petrol. My job duties are customer service, purchasing things and ordering the items. This work helped me to gain some money. Manager is a kind hearted; he solves my problems by communication. Staff is also kind and cooperative. Thank you, DEF for the empowerment. I completed my schooling and intermediate in a special school Sweekar Upkar. I completed my B. Com at Deaf Enabled Foundation and later joined the skill training program that Tech Mahindra Foundation started at Deaf Enabled Foundation for two months my trainers, who are also Hearing Impaired improved my sign language skills, taught me MS office suite, trained me on data entry, taught me life skills, General skills.
Practically every skill that I would need to take up a job and lead a fulfilled life. My job trials were difficult as most of the employers were not ready to employ the Hearing Impaired After many unsuccessful attempts, in , I finally got a job at Synchrony Finance BPO in the non-voice process.
I am happy and thankful Deaf Enabled Foundation. The basic aspects of sign learning were covered and well taught. There was no gap in understanding the basic ISL. The course teacher has been always helpful and incorporated and explained all our doubts well. It was really a great learning time for me and would fully support if advanced courses to learn ISL are incorporated too. I was really happy to come across DEF organisation and was really lucky to have an amazing tutor with me.
Akash Soni sir taught us very patiently and also helped us understand more things about the community. The whole process of learning sign language was overwhelming, and I am so glad I got to be a part of it. The teacher is excellent — he is very clear in showing the signs, is patient making even small corrections to our signs, and is very encouraging. Because the class is happening online maybe some very short video assignment what can be done in just a minute or so would help the participants interact with one another and also gain confidence in trying signing.
These could, maybe, be introduced earlier in the course with very simple short tasks. I am really glad that I registered for this course and I am having a wholesome experience. Ganesh sir is an excellent teacher and super patient with us and sees that we learn every sign to perfection. I had no clue about any signs when I started and after a couple of classes, I feel confident that I will be comfortable enough to communicate with others in the sign language once the course is completed.
Your classes have throughout been fun filled and I eagerly wait for Saturdays to come. Thank you very much indeed. But my keen interest in Sign Language began when I used to commute to my college in the city bus.
There used to several kids of my age who would be having silent conversations through signs. I was curious to know what they were talking about. But it was not until I became a journalist and met Ms. The course has not just taught me a new way of communication but has made me empathetic towards the cause DEF is spearheading. Akash Soni sir has been a great resource person in this journey.
He has been very patient with me and has given me a new perspective to look at deaf people.
Hospitals and Process for Applying for Disability Certificates
However, the demand remains unfulfilled due to owing to poverty, lack of access and connectivity.
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The going gets tougher for those who are physically impaired. He was like any other boy-next-door, a fervent technology aficionado, who preferred to take up engineering. Amanpreet, 24, is an alumnus of Birla Vishwakarma Mahavidyalaya, with a burgeoning passion for technology and innovation.
They had their hands on a project that involved education research.
An engineer duo is making online education accessible to the hearing-impaired children
It gave them a chance to interact with students from various fields. These interactions made them realise that people hardly thought over the lack of accessible education to hearing-impaired children. Learn and Empower, as Amanpreet says, was a mission he harboured to make use of their expertise in technology to serve a cause and began research and backstage work. It was unequivocally a hard row to hoe, Prabodh agrees since they faced several challenges.
An engineering graduate is often expected to toe the line of joining an MNC to ensure job security. A Disability Certificate which people often refer to as Handicap Certificate is a document issued by the competent authority in India and it certifies the type and degree of the disability that a person is affected with.
Who can Apply for Disability Certificate?
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Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India has laid down certain conditions for a person to be considered as disabled. The person with disability will have to personally present at the local health center. Doctors in that center then refers you to the appropriate hospital where disability certificate can be issued.
Then the person with disability has to be personally visit the said hospital and be present in front of the Medical Board for disability evaluation. You can visit any of the hospitals listed in the next section for getting yourself evaluated and apply for a disability certificate. You should carry the following documents while going for evaluation or for applying for disability certificate: Referral paper from the local health center Two recent colored personal photos of the person with disability Copy of the I.
Medical board is constituted by five doctors. It is not uncommon that one or more doctors will not be present in the hospital.