[AI] Firm prepares blind for corporate world

mahendra galani at chello.at
Thu Jun 26 16:07:45 EDT 2008


i think, in this case is TCS.
At 04:13 PM 6/26/2008, you wrote:
>Interesting.I would like to know the name of the firm which is preparing the
>blind for the corp
>orate.
>Best Regards,
>K.s.Vishwanathan.
>Tel No: 022-28738192
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>From: "prateek aggarwal" <prateekagarwal99 at gmail.com>
>To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
>Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 2:54 PM
>Subject: [AI] Firm prepares blind for corporate world
>
>
> > hi all,  i would like o share a ews ith you.
> > kindly avoid if you know about it.
> >
> > Firm prepares blind for corporate world-
> > 22-6-2008
> >
> > MUMBAI: After years of grappling for a brighter future, Urvish Patel
> > has finally seen light at the end of the tunnel. Urvish is blind in
> > his right eye and
> > suffers from 60% blindness in his other eye. The 25-year-old has
> > landed himself a job at the global help desk in a BPO where he begins
> > work shortly. Urvish
> > was one of eight visually-impaired of the pilot batch for advanced
> > computer training designed for the visually-impaired. The training was
> > an initiative
> > by the firm TCS Maitree.
> >
> > "Most jobs for the visually-impaired are in the informal sector. For
> > years I worked as an office assistant but was not happy as I longed to
> > be a part of
> > the corporate world. However, with my disability I found it difficult
> > to realise my dream," says Urvish.
> >
> > Urvish is the sole earning member of his family. His father is retired
> > while his mother is a homemaker. From birth, he suffers from blindness
> > in his right
> > eye and a high fever at age 19 weakened the sight in his left eye.
> >
> > He completed college by recording notes or using a magnifying glass
> > while studying or photocopying notes in huge
> > fonts.
> > Today, however, he feels vindicated.
> >
> > "The salary at my previous job was very less. I will now earn more
> > than three times as much as I used to. I can proudly say that I have
> > realised my dream
> > and have made my parents proud," says a beaming Urvish. At the global
> > help desk, Urvish will troubleshoot problems with the help of
> > user-friendly
> > software
> > for the blind called JAWS.
> >
> > At present, the second batch of 16 visually-impaired students chosen
> > from all over India are being trained at the M N Banajee Industrial
> > Home for the Blind
> > in Jogeshwari. They will be trained in IT
> > infrastructure
> > and service management, the BPO sector as well as in soft skills.
> >
> > Sporting a bright blue tee is 24-year-old Deepti Patelkhana from
> > Hyderabad. Deepti worked as a medical transcriptor and is now
> > attempting to gain knowledge
> > about systems and system
> > auditing. "
> > I always had weak eyesight. A brain fever at age 10 followed by
> > meningitis caused me to lose my vision completely. The doctors could
> > retain some part of
> > my vision only after an operation," she says.
> >
> > According to her, her ears now perform the function of eyes. "With the
> > help of JAWS I can chat, email and even read a newspaper," says the
> > girl. JAWS is
> > a powerful
> > software program
> > designed to work with a speech synthesiser to improve the productivity
> > level of the visually-impaired. After this course, Deepti hopes to
> > join either the
> > human resource department in the IT sector or a non-voice based BPO.
> >
> > Geetanjali Shinde, a behavioural trainer at the centre says working
> > with the visually-impaired is fun. "They are very enthusiastic and
> > intellectually stimulated.
> > They are very curious, passionate and opinionated."
> >
> > Also working closely with the batch is Nina Screwvalla, global head of
> > TCS Maitree. Screwalla says that being with these special people is
> > inspiring, "Their
> > enthusiasm for life is infectious and after this training they will be
> > on par with people like us."
> >
> > Founder of Maitree, Mala Ramadorai says that the training will ensure
> > that these visually-impaired will require no concessions." Concessions
> > at the physical
> > level is understandable but not at the competence level," she says.
> >
> > Of the eight persons in the pilot batch, six are placed at various
> > corporate houses, while the other two didn't opt for employment. The
> > present batch will
> > finish training in a month's time and are enthusiastic to take on the
> > corporate world.
> > regards,
> > prateek garwal.
> > cell: 09928341197
> > e-mails:
> > prateekagarwal99 at gmail.com
> > cooldood_prateek at yahoo.com
> >
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