Functioning in a High-tech World
Welcome to Divya Jyothi,
Technology has become a necessity in today’s world. The use of a computer today is almost a basic necessity for survival. Therefore it has become of prime importance that the blind need to be given training.
Succeeding with Specialized Services
SIGHT is one of the five senses we are born with, -God’s gift to us, which many of us take for granted. But look around, not all are blessed with these senses.
Divya Jyothi Charitable trust for the Blind was set up to provide a helping hand to the blind. Our trust believes blindness is not a handicap but an opportunity in seeing the world, living in it differently and uniquely. Our goal is to provide high standard welfare, support the visually impaired through education, employment, scholarships, and accommodation to promote their independence, dignity and quality of life.
Accessing Information and Technology
The Computer Training Centre imparts basic and advanced computer literacy training to visually impaired students, from those with low vision to those who are totally blind.
Divya Jyothi offers training to help you learn basic keyboard skills and computer navigation with specialized software or hardware which magnifies the text, turns text into speech or displays the text as braille.
Our adaptive technology courses cover topics including word processing, spreadsheets, email and using the internet for accessing services, reading the news, social networking, shopping, travelling and accessing books.
We also provide training in the use of apple devices such as iPads and iPhones, scanning systems and specialized note taking device.
The Braille Transcription Center (BTC) started in 2010 is engaged in transcription work of English and Kannada books into Braille for the benefit of visually impaired students. The center has the services of about 10 volunteers who function as readers of the books while 5 visually impaired students, specially trained in transcription, perform the task of drafting the text in Braille.
Divya Jyothi Trust BTC distributes braille book bags to all the academic students with, who are visually impaired, across the Karnataka and Other states in India on demand basis. The distribution process is a collaborative effort with educators and early intervention professionals. In addition to the nominal price print/braille books for different age levels, the bag includes information about braille for parents and families, as well as some tactile material.
Welcome to the Divya Jyothi Braille Bookstore, where we have over two thousand books in Braille available for all ages and interests. You see, our goal is to make as many popular titles available as possible. So, just tell us how old the reader is you’re shopping for, and we’ll go from there …
The library provides a reading room facility and is actively involved in the transcription of books into Braille formats. The center has PUC to PG books of various categories.
Read-Aloud Books for Children
Books for Elementary Students
Books for Middle-Schoolers
Books for High-Schoolers
books for adults
Sports & Culture
The Divya Jyothi Charitable trust promotes sports for the visually and physically disabled to instill awareness and also stress the importance of physical fitness. Sports and culture encourage team spirit and enhance the confidence of students, thereby opening a window to advance themselves.
Together, Divya Jyothi organisation seek to work in the best interests of vision-impaired participants to keep blind sports strong and healthy at all levels, both on and off the arena of sport.
Divya Jyothi main roles:
• To promote blind sports to all members of the community as a worthwhile activity to increase social inclusion and for a sustainable healthy lifestyle
• To increase the participation in blind sports by all the blind community regardless of age or severity of vision impairment
• To advocate on behalf of its members at local, national and international level
Developing Life Skills
With the right training and technology, blind and visually impaired individuals can lead independent and self-sufficient lives. Our Independent Living Adult Blind program serves blind and visually impaired adults under 55 years of age who are not seeking employment. At ,Divya Jyothi, we guide Visually challenged to find employment opportunities to keep that focus on their strengths and capabilities, and will help each individual develop as a person to fulfill their potential. Divya Jyothi will help to learn real-life employment skills that align with students goals – whether that be part-time, full-time or open employment – whilst still having access to ongoing coaching and daily support.
Preparing a resume
Road Safety and Transportation
Health and safety practices
Developing Life Skills
Travel assistance for people with a disability
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
Access to communication in the widest sense is access to knowledge, and that is vitally important for us if we are not to go on being despised or patronized by condescending sighted people. We do not need pity, nor do we need to be reminded that we are vulnerable. We must be treated as equals — and communication is the way we can bring this about.
A true visionary- Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to those who dream and work.
Our greatest ability as humans is not to change the world; but to change ourselves.
The blind must not only be fed and housed and cared for; they must learn to make their lives useful to the community.