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INITIATIVEs In India

Your Voice, Their World – world’s first-of-its-kind initiative to build accessible content for visually impaired

OMRON group in India has associated with National Association for the Blind (NAB), Delhi, for the project "Your Voice, Their World" – to create India’s largest Accessible Digital Library for the visually impaired students. The project aspires to extend support to strengthen ‘accessible content’, infrastructure and the right technology so that more and more visually impaired students are able to fulfill their dreams of basic and advanced education.

Less than 1 % of the printed books are available to the blind students in accessible formats in India which has the largest population of blind in the world. With the seasoned expertise and widespread network of National Association for the Blind, Delhi, the project aspires to be India’s largest Accessible Digital Library in terms of accessible content (talking books and e-books). The books are produced in the world renowned DAISY (Digital Access Information System) format.

While the project focuses on Digital Books, the online version of the project focuses on creating a repertoire of audio recordings of meaningful poems from which shall be donated to NAB, Delhi. This is also one-of-its-kind initiative in India and perhaps in the world too.

For more details, please visit: www.yourvoicetheirworld.com

Free health check-up camps in Delhi/NCR in association with HelpAge India

OMRON Automotive Components holds free health camps in association with the NGO HelpAge India across Delhi/ NCR. The camps, Muti-Speciality in nature, have been able to benefit thousands of people in Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida and Faridabad. The basic objectives of the initiative are:

Mobile Medical Unit in association with HelpAge India

The Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) provides basic essential health care services at the doorsteps of senior citizens who might not have such an access within their reach in and around Delhi. The unit covers ten sites in a week, working two shifts a day.

Computer lab project at National Association for the Blind, New Delhi

Sponsored by OMRON Automotive Components India Private Limited, the computer lab set up at National Association for the Blind, Delhi, premises aims to provide technology aided education to visually impaired students. Benefitting over 50 students, the lab provides training and personal laptops for making the students fully independent in reading and writing.

About NAB, Delhi

NAB, Delhi is a part of the largest network of voluntary organizations serving the blind persons in India. National Association for the Blind has 65 branches all over the country including 19 state level branches. Conferred with the national award of being the best Institution working for the blind in the country in 2007, it stands out among the organizations working for the blind due to its pioneering work in the country, such as:

  • Introduction of computer training for the blind
  • The first organization to establish the concept of Integrated Education for the blind
  • The first to bring the digital talking book (DAISY) revolution to South Asia
  • Development of Indian language screen reading software
  • Contribution to setting up of almost all ICT labs for the visually impaired under the ERNET (Education & Research Network), Government of India project.