Skip to main content

Category: Low Vision

23 March, 2017 Shilpi Kapoor

3 Myths about living independently with Low Vision!

I have been working with the visually impaired for the last 18 years and find that people don’t understand the challenges of low vision. The assumption is always that you have lost your total sight! So not true. Let me shatter some of the myths around low vision. 1. Low Vision doesn’t mean that you…

2 February, 2017 Ramya Venkitesh

Opportunities for Skill Development of People with low vision

If you are an NGO working on skill development of people with low vision, this is an opportunity you cannot resists! Don’t know what technology to teach them? Don’t know how to overcome the barriers of inaccessible technology at the workplace? We have just the solution for employment of people with low vision! BarrierBreak &…

7 November, 2016 Shilpi Kapoor

Explaining the Marrakesh Treaty for publishers and disability people’s organizations.

As per the the World Health Organization, there are around 285 million blind and people with visual impairment in the world, of which 90 per cent live in developing countries. As per the World Blind Union, of the million books published every year in the world, less than 10 per cent are made available in…

21 October, 2016 Shilpi Kapoor

Is there a case for an accessible E-book using the EPUB3 standard?

The case for providing an e-book has already been made, and publishers have already started to address this market! The question now to be asked is whether there is a case for an accessible e-book using the epub3 standard rather than just an e-book which can be enjoyed by people with disabilities also. “As an…

12 October, 2016 Shilpi Kapoor

Is Braille the only accessible format?

Access to information is one of the key barriers faced by people with disabilities! Accessible format or alternate format is a broad term to ensure that the information, book, file, video, audio or any content that you provide is accessible to people with disabilities also. In simple terms, it means providing information access in the…

20 July, 2016 Ramya Venkitesh

Retinitis Pigmentosa and Assistive Technology Solutions

What is Retinitis Pigmentosa? According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) is a group of genetic disorders that affect the retina’s ability to respond to light. RP often runs in the family and the degree of vision varies from person to person. A person with RP experiences a decrease in the night…