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Nabet India Signs Landmark Agreement with Redcross society in the Presence of Deputy Commissioner Gurgaon

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Proud to announce that NABET INDIA signed a landmark agreement with the Indian Red Cross Society that will redefine the social landscape of Haryana .On behalf of the Govt of Haryana the Deputy Commissioner of Gurugram oversaw the signing of agreement between NABET INDIA and RED CROSS. This move shall enable NABET to implement various welfare schemes for persons with disabilities and the marginalized. I feel fortunate to be a part of this effort and see this both as a opportunity and responsibility . The agreement was signed on the birth anniversary of the iron man Sardar Patel and is dedicated to him. #nabetindia#disabledempowerment

Nabet wins Best NGO in Gurgaon Award By Haryana State Government

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The Govt of Haryana conferred the best NGO in Gurgaon award to Nabet on theoccasion Republic Day – 2018. It marks a huge turnaround for an effort and concept initially thought too wishful to fructify.
Nabet’s journey towards empowerment of blind/handicapped has come a long way.The center started its initiative to train blind/handicapped people on industry specific skills. The job roles were carefully identified-considering the need of the industry on the one hand and the skill levels of the beneficiaries on the other. This exercise was well researched. It also turned out that the industry was afflicted by attrition of trained workforce and it required human resources regularly. It

Best NGO in Gurgaon

Nabet India declared best NGO in Gurgaon by Education Minister Haryana State Shri Rambilas Sharma

was a win-win situation for both. The industry got trained and dedicated workers and our blind/handicapped resources got the much needed jobs.
it was an upturn in many other ways too.The blind got out of a huge mental barrier. That they could work , earn and live a life of self dependence . For the industry it was a novel concept .Through technological interventions and a specially designed training curriculum the blind could perform at par with their healthy counterparts. It was a renaissance of sorts.
Today with over 1000 such trained and employed resources the concept has stood the test of time.The industry now considers them as useful resources It has been a wonderful turnaround.
Technological interventions,assistive devices,special softwares has been the cornerstone of the success story. However this has been possible only in the IT/ITES sector. Many handicapped beneficiaries are not IT trained but have other skills -in plenty.The need therefore is to harness the yet untapped reservoir human resources and move on to reach the large segment of such people who are yet to benefit from interventions yet made. Nabet is well on to the unchartered road ahead.

Arjun Mishra Wins the Prestigious Queens Young Leader India Award 2017

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Arjun Mishra of Nabet Indiaqueens-young-leaders-696x392 and an Indian Institute of Foreign Trade MBA student from Gurgaon has been named winner of the  prestigious Queen”s Young Leaders 2017 award. Each year Her Majesty Queen of the United Kingdom selects a cohort of social entrepreneurs and for this year from india, Arjun has been selected as the Queen Young Leader India.

This young entrepreneur has done amazing  innovative work in the IT field where blind /visually impaired work at par with others.This unique skill development initiative  has led to employment of large number of such people who  otherwise lived a life of dependence.This Pan- India program was possible by developing special softwares and training capsules, designed to keep their handicap and industry requirements in mind. Addressing the concerns of the handicapped and skilled manpower issues that plagues the Industry, his innovative ideas is a win- win solution for both
Through this initiative he has been able to  find employment for over 750 such people and bring smiles in their lives .These numbers continue to grow manifolds.
This amazing work has won him Runners Up award from over 3000 applicants in 50 commonwealth countries.He has also been offered entrepreneur development course designed by The University of Cambridge.
through this award and recognition Arjun, wishes to develop the skills of more such vision impaired students across India and help them lead a life of dignity free from charity and dependence. His mission is to skill and train and provide employment to more beneficiaries.

Disability Awareness– We are with you

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handicapped studying

handicapped studying

The society in general has a tendency to avoid disabled people who make us feel uncomfortable or perhaps guilty . There is a kind of prejudice or discomfort towards disabled .This discomfort manifests as pity , avoidance or mockery at worst . Not knowing how to act with such specially abled people is sometimes the major reason for their indifference.
Bringing the disabled into the mainstream education system could be the best way to bring about long term acceptance by the society. Having the disabled among their peers from a very early age could contribute in changing the perception/ attitude .This alone however may not be enough to bring about the necessary change .Creating awareness about their plight is also required in order to create a truly inclusive classroom .

It is important to instill compassion rather that assume its presence in order to prepare the future generations. Its important to make them understand the daily struggles which the specially abled face in order to lead a normal life.

Sensing this need the Indian government has taken a few baby steps in the right direction
The Directorate of Education has published a list of private school who have expressed readiness to accept disabled children. Many schools do not have the facilities required for such students. Few schools claim to be accessible as they have the ramps required by handicapped students suffering from locomotive disabilities . However there is a general callousness of schools towards this cause. Many schools also lack in having the special teacher to teach the hearing and / or visually impaired .

In my opinion it is important to hand hold the school initially in order to walk this so far unchartered road. The government need to introduce standards to check for preparedness of schools and also offer incentives to those making efforts in this direction.

With the ever increasing number of disabled who are deprived of proper formal education it is not possible to keep procrastinating matters Early action is the need.

Employment Opportunities for Disabled

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The handicapped often find employment a difficult  proposition.  However the advent of computers and high-speed Internet access has opened new choices and good paying as well .  Moreover flexibility and convenience of working from home  takes away the rigors and drudgery  of commuting  between  office  and home. Working at home is a popular choice for many people with a disability (and without it too !) It can be much simpler to work something at home  than to deal with  limitations ones disability may cause at an office or other place of work.

This privilege however comes with a price tag.There are certain prerequisites

a) The need to be computer literate,

b) Well versed in English

c) Ability to self discipline yourself to regular working hours without distractions.

There  are opportunities too- some  are discussed below

Call Center – Those with good communication skills may find this option attractive. Call center workers work from  homes and usually speak to customers on behalf of the company . They answer customer service calls too.

Medical Transcription– A very popular work at home job. It has its challenges, such as getting trained properly for the work. Accuracy of  content and proper translation  is essential. Proper training under professional giudance is helpful.

Content Writing – This  could be freelancing and internet based. Those with good writing skills may write for various websites.

Affiliate marketing – This is where you advertise a specific product(s) for someone else, for example; a downloadable product such as a computer program, games, or instructional video or even Ebooks. An example company that offers affiliate marketing opportunities is Amazon. Amazon will pay you a percentage every time someone buys something through what is known as an “affiliate link”.

Mystery Shopping and Survey Work – Mystery shoppers are generally paid on per assignment basis.   Job requires you to pose as an everyday customers and grade a store or service. Filling out surveys or participating in various focus groups .

Online Auctions and Classified Websites – Internet auction sites have helped many people just like you earn additional revenue. The most well known online auction site, eBay, states it features than a million “professional sellers” who use Ebay as their primary or secondary source of income.

Making Money Online: Internet brings excellent home-based business resource to earn money online with very little or nil investment

Finding a genuine online business to work for, or starting your own website, is fast becoming one of the best stay at home methods of earning extra income, especially for the disabled, seniors,the unemployed and “almost retired”.

Some websites  offer cash, reward points and more for taking surveys. – you  need to find the right websites and companies that appeal to you and that have good track record12

Employment for visually impaired

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Available assistive technology makes it easier for people with visual impairment to perform a variety of jobs which they never could have before. Proper training, technologically supported tools, and a willing attitude on the part of employers constitute a winning formula. People who are physically impaired / blind or visually impaired have better career possibilities than ever before due to a combination of events and also as attitudes toward people with disabilities have generally improved. Employers, especially in midsized and large industries, are beginning to see the benefits and are gradually inclined to equal employment opportunity practices

Consequently there are more employment avenues than ever before. It is only natural then that newer technologies and training methods be adopted to harness the vast resource of untapped workforce for the industry and service sector.

Every one is an Individual – even the blind

No two visually impaired people have the exact same level of functional vision or the same approach to carrying out their tasks. Some use their vision more than others; some may work more efficiently when they can use non-visual techniques. Many learned to perform the essential functions of their jobs before they became visually impaired and will need to learn adaptive techniques to retain / return to employment. New employees who have been visually impaired for many years need to use adaptive techniques as they learn to perform their duties effectively. The majority of people who are blind or visually impaired will benefit from accommodations or modifications to their work environment in order to perform competitively at work.

Accommodations at Workplace

Accommodations are adjustments to the work environment or an individual’s work situation that enable a person with disabilities to perform work duties as well as (but not always in the same way) as his or her co-workers without disabilities. Accommodations that have proven effective and affordable for workers with visual impairments include the following:

Glare reduction and adjusted lighting.
Voice or e-mail messages instead of handwritten notes.
Desk or laptop computers adapted with screen-reading (synthesized speech), screen magnification, and/or optical character recognition (OCR) software..
Large print, tactile, or talking calipers, scales, tape measures, thermometers, blood pressure cuffs, calculators, money identifiers etc
Aids to mobility for people who are blind or visually impaired include long canes, dog guides, electronic travel aids, , use of public transit, and carpooling.

Self-Employment

People who are blind or visually impaired work for themselves as entrepreneurs just the way sighted people do. Two major avenues exist for visually impaired persons to establish their own businesses: the Business Enterprise Program, administered by state vocational rehabilitation agencies, and self-employment. Both require the entrepreneur to be knowledgeable about common business practices and to know about their product or service lines in depth.

Business Enterprise Program
In order to succeed in business, most entrepreneurs work long hours, excel at problem-solving, and have a high tolerance for stress. People who are blind or visually impaired who would like to run their own business Vendors typically run one or a combination of the following types of businesses:

Dry stands: all packaged foods
Wet stands: some prepared foods such as sandwiches
Cafeterias: kitchen, hot and cold foods
Automated vending machines: often in banks of two or more, requiring routine restocking
Other Self-Employment Options

Independent entrepreneurs need to invest much more of their own resources into starting a business. Their responsibilities include formulating a business concept, initial research, writing a business plan, and securing start-up loans.