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National Association for the Blind

Computer Training Program

Computer Training Program

Computer literacy has become the need for today and we consider that visually impaired do not lag behind in this respect and should be afforded all the opportunities to learn this technology. Proficiency in Information Technology has also become a vital market requirement and employers look for trained individuals in this field. Keeping ourselves abreast with the changing need, we started Computer Training Programme for the visually impaired in 2006. M/s. Goodyear, were extremely kind and generous and donated 10 nos.
computers and accessories. The programme is open to those persons who have qualified Senior School Certificate. At a time 15-20 candidates are granted admission. The duration is six months, in which training is imparted on basic knowledge M. S. Word, M. S. Excel, Power Point and Internet.

The training is imparted with the help of screen reading software called JAWS. At the end of training programme, a test is carried out to judge the proficiency of the candidates and certificate issued accordingly. Besides free of cost training, the Assocation provides free boarding and lodging to the trainees. Boys and girls are housed in separate hostels. During the year 37 students were imparted training in basic computer knowledge making a total of 82 trained so far.