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Mohith’s story

Conquering disability

Thanks to technology, people who are blind can today function as effectively as their sighted colleagues in diverse professions such as management, law, accountancy, teaching, paramedical professions, and a range of vocations.

Studying in a mainstream school became very difficult!

Around the age of four, Mohith was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a disease which does not have a cure. He gradually began to lose his eyesight, and was 80% blind by the age of 13. Studying in a mainstream school became very difficult.

After he completed his tenth standard, he came in contact with Enable India, a Sightsavers partner in Bangalore. Here he was exposed to technology like computers and screen reading software. He also received life skills training (supported by Sightsavers). This enabled him to find a job with one of the world’s leading IT companies, WIPRO Technologies.

 

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