Visually Impaired Women Empowerment through "Shruti Drishti"

Applied AI group of Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Pune, a scientific society under the aegis of the Ministry of Information Technology of Government of India has implemented project titled "Visually Impaired Women Empowerment (VIWE) through Shruti-Drishti" with the help of Department of Information Technology (DIT), Ministry of Communication & IT, Govt. of India and WML (a govt. of West Bengal undertaking) sponsored by Media Lab Asia (a section 25 company promoted by DIT).

Under this project, the noble activity of deploying Shruti-Drishti (Text-to-Speech & Text-to-Braille) system integrated with Braille Embosser, Tactile Reader & Braille keyboard in 40 Girls/Co-Ed Blind Schools across the country has been undertaken. The system enables visually impaired to browse internet using minimum key combinations. A three days training on operation of the system was also provided to special teachers/computer instructors of the schools.

Shruti Drishti software has been delivered to Blind women's schools across India under "Visually Impaired Women Empowerment through Shruti Drishti" programme in phase wise. Following schools were equipped under this project:

 

Phase-1

  • The Poona School & Home for the Blind, Girls, Kothrud, Pune, Maharashtra
  • Smt. Kamla Mehata Dadar School for the Blind, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Govt Higher Secendory Girls School for the blind, Block C 137-140Malakpet Colony, Hyderabad
  • SNDT Women's University Juhu Road, Mumbai
  • Brajkishore Netraheen Balika Vidyalaya, Ranchi 6 Sparsh Rajkiya Drishti Badhit Balika Vidyalya, Saharanpur, U.P.
  • Sparsh Rajkiya Drishti Badhit Balika Vidyalya, Saharanpur, U.P.
  • Shri Vrajlal Durlabhji Parekh Andh Mahila Vikash Grah, Gujarat
  • Rashtriya Vrijananda Andh Kanya Senior Secondary School, New Delhi
  • Jagadguru Sri Balagangadhara Nath Swamy Free Residential School for the Blind, Karnataka
  • Institute for the Visually Handicapped (Girls), Agartala, Tripura

 

Phase-2

  • Nabadwip A.P.C Blind School, Nadia, West Bengal
  • Red Cross School for the Blind, Berhampur, Orissa
  • Jorhat Blind Institute, Na-Ali, Jorhat, Assam
  • National Institute for visually Handicapped, Poonamalee, Chennai
  • St. Joshep's School For The Blind, Madurai
  • Netraheen Vikash Sansthan, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
  • Samaritan's Blind School, Hermon Veng, Durtlang, Aizawl, Mizoram
  • Andhra Blind Model High School, Rajapet, Narsapur, Andhra Pradesh
  • I.E.L.C School For The Blind, Krishnagiri, TamilNadu
  • Govt Blind Girls School Davangere, Devangere
  • Govt. Residential School/ Jr. College Visually Handicapped, Mahaboobnagar, AP
  • The Ideal Blind School, Takyel, Imphal, Manipur
  • Sree mant Sankar Mission Blind School
  • Assam Andha Sishu Vidyalay, Lakhimpur, Assam

 

Phase-3

  • Andh Kanya Prakash Gruh Near. Manav Mandir, Memnagar Ahmedabad
  • Guwahati Blind High SchoolLatakata, Basistha Guwahati
  • Rashtriya Drushtihin Shiksan & Punarvasan Sansthan Nagpur
  • Denvar School for the Blind Begumpet Hyderabad
  • School / Home for Visually Impaired Dhalli, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
  • Institution for the Children with Special Abilities sunder Nagar Dist-Mandi
  • Pallava Council for Integrated Education Arakkonam, Dist- Vellore, Tamil Nadu
  • Little Flower Convent H. Sec School for the Blind , Chennai
  • Kerala Institution for the Blind Po- Kannara, Thrissur, Kerala
  • Bhairutan Damani Blind School Damani Nagar, Opposite to Kamagal Kalyan Kendra Solapur
  • Ashakiran Residential School for the Blind children Kempanahalli, Chikmagolur, Karnataka
  • Govt. Institute for the blind Industrial Area, Court Road, Panipat, Haryana
  • Residential School for the Blind Chikhaldara, Tal- Chikhaldara, Amravati
  • Karnataka Navachethana School for the Blind Kuvempu Nagara, Kunigal Town, Kunigal, Tumkur
  • Louis Braille Memorial School for the Sightless Birla Road, P.O Makhla (Uttarpara), Dist. Hoogly, West Bengal
  • Antarjyoti Balika Vidyalaya, Patna

 

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