The Soft Copy online website interviewed our CEO, Joyce Bosco for a report on incorporating digital technologies into blind education:
Visually impaired students in fields of Science and Mathematics lack representation as they are exempted from these subjects during high school. Joyce Bosco, in-charge of Barimaeus, Organization For The Blind, .said that she has never seen any student with a major in science or mathematics. Their organization provides computer training to the students who have finished their undergraduate and/or postgraduate degrees. “They come from backgrounds in English or Kannada literature, history or economics. They are trained for the Job Access WithSpeech (JAWS) software which helps them access computers with only-audio features. Students have taken jobs in banks or insurance companies requiring knowledge about computers,” Bosco added.
The full article can be found here (or a PDF copy downloaded here):
In February 2014 a local news paper called the City Plus saw the students coming to Bartimaeus dressed up in the uniform. They visited our institute to show appreciation for the work that we do and to see how these students are educated. The article in City Plus profiled our computer instructor Shaji and can be found here: