Voice Vision is proud to be partner of Big Bazaar and NAB Delhi in organizing unique workshops on Fashion, Beauty and Cooking for the visually impaired on the occasion of World Disability Day in Mumbai at Thane West.
Under the initiative named Looking Ahead, which also provides accessible shopping experience to the disabled, these workshops are being organized in selected 13 Big Bazaar stores simultaneously across 7 cities in the country. We are sure that this initiative will go a long way in creating an inclusive society and in removing some of the barriers for the persons with visual impairments.
Kindly contact us on 9820566010 / 02240400000 between 12 to 5 pm weekdays to register yourself in Mumbai. The timings of the workshops are given below. EYE FOR FASHION for girls only 4TH December 2 pm – 4 pm YOU LOOK BEAUTIFUL for girls only 4TH December 4.30 pm – 6.30 pm COOKING WITHOUT LOOKING for girls and boys 5th Dec, 2 pm – 4 pm
Registration on first cum first basis, as limited seats are available To register please fill the form below:
Voice Vision in association with the Lifesupporters Institute of health sciences, organized one of its kind workshop on first-aid and self safety specially designed for the people across disabilities on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Prahladrai Dalmia Lions College, Malad (W). This kind of a workshop has been conducted for the first time in India for the benefit of persons with disabilities.
The aim of this training was to eradicate the common perception of “People with Disabilities cannot be of help to the society by large, as they themselves require assistance on different fronts especially self-safety.”
Titled ‘The First-Aiders Training for Disabled’ was a great success. The event began by welcoming everyone with an auspicious Inauguration ceremony by lighting the lamp and continued till breakfast. The training workshop commenced at 9:45 am and went on till 5:30 pm, being a day long workshop with an equal mixture of theoretical explanations and practical demonstrations. It gave the people with disabilities an overview of what should or should not be done in various situations such as epilepsy, fainting, dehydration, breathing problems, bleeding, applying bandage, fractures, burns, snake bites, cardiac attacks, etc alongside hands-on experience of preventing bleeding, applying bandage, CPR and allied.
In order to make this training more effective, the trainers and volunteers were subjected to a small sensitization workshop conducted by the members of Voice Vision, a week prior to this event, which equipped the trainers and volunteers to get familiarized with the basic ways and techniques to address people with varying disabilities. The Lifesupporters’ team of trainers and volunteers made special modifications to accommodate practical demonstration wherever necessary for optimum understanding of the techniques by disabled. They also focused on providing attention to every participant, thereby making their experience of learning more value-driven.
This training program granted a sense of empowerment and self-efficiency to people with a great diversity in disabilities. This was done with a vision to create an inclusive platform by bringing different disabled people together and creating an opportunity for them to experience the efficiency and wide range of possibilities in handling same situations.
All participants, volunteers and doctors found this workshop to be completely educational and resourceful. This event captivated 90% of the participants and it also proved to be successful in generating self-efficiency among them. Doctors’ interaction, method of imparting knowledge through practical demonstrations appealed 89% of the participants. 80% of participants were totally satisfied with the help provided by the volunteers. This workshop, as a result, gathered positive remarks from all those who were present.
On 27th November 2010 Voice Vision had a meeting exclusively for parents. The meeting was taken off by three members of the Parents Support Group (PSG), Mrs. Parthasarathy, Mrs. Jangam and Mrs. Tolpady. They started off with a recap of the sessions that have been held so far, and explained the works of the PSG.
They spoke of how the members of the PSG have been successful in rendering full support to two visually impaired children to get admission in college, and are still offering them help wherever possible, be it with regards to notes, aids that could help them progress academically, moral and mental support, etc.
The PSG also announced the reader writer campaign which they plan to start shortly, where the parents will visit the schools and colleges in their vicinity and spread the awareness.
After this short briefing, the floor was thrown open for discussions. All parents introduced themselves to each other and shared the problems that they have been facing and shared their experiences. It was a very interactive session where, both, the parents of a visually challenged child, and visually challenged parents themselves openly expressed their feelings.
All of the parents gained a lot of knowledge from this session and many solutions to commonly faced problems were sort.
If anyone is interested in becoming a part of the Parent Support Group, or may be just would like to offer your help and support in the campaign started by them, please contact us with your name and contact details, and we will get back to you.