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     The college has established a 'Dreamy Eyes Resource Centre' for Visually Challenged (DERVC) in the year 2012 to do a service to the visually impaired persons, seeking to pursue education. The Centre is well equipped with all the necessary equipment such as Braille printer, Angel voice recorder and computers loaded with on-screen readers (NVDA and JAWS), English and Devnagari Optical Character Recognition (OCR) tools. The centre provides all the necessary academic assistance to the students such as producing as well as procuring syllabus content in accessible formats providing writers to these needy students during examinations, etc. The centre has a full time Academic Coordinator who himself is also a visually impaired person. The administrative activities are coordinated by the Librarian of the college.

     From the establishment of centre, it has been actively engaged in training the visually challenged students. The help given includes computer handling, Smartphone usage and also regular computer lab-based training through organizing of periodical workshops and training programs of various durations. These workshops are conducted by inviting technical experts from other voluntary organizations such as Technical Training Institute (TTI), Pune, Book Share, New Delhi, NAB, Mumbai, Enable India, Bangaluru, Nivant, Pune, etc.

     The centre is a member of Daisy Forum of India since 2013.

     With the financial assistance received from the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangaluru, DERVC has conducted NVDA familiarization workshops of one week duration, once in a month during May 2016- Feb 2017. On 1stday of April, 2016 the centre has struck an MoU with the Centre for Internet and Society for providing in house training in NVDA &E-speak accessibility for VIs.

     Mr. Pawan Bundela, Academic Coordinator of the Dreamy Eyes centre was sent to Technical Training Institute, Pune for undergoing training in Daisy book production for three days on the college's expense.

     On 6th June 2015 the centre has entered into an MoU with Bookshare, New Delhi for obtaining access to learning resources in accessible formats.

     The centre has entered into an agreement for exchange and sharing of resources and technical expertise with Technical Training Institute, Pune in the year 2013.

     The centre has also organized a unique 'State Level Conference' of visually challenged persons, in association with National Organization of the Blind, Vasai, Mumbai in the year 2015.

     The centre is also a subscriber for Reliance Dristi, a Braille magazine.

     With the help of Mr. Dhananjay Bhole, accessibility expert Pune University, the college website has been upgraded so as to make it accessible to visually impaired in April 2013.

     Purchased learning resource CDs from NAB, Nashik in July 2013 for XI std. Study material in English, Hindi, Marathi, Sociology, Env. Science and political Science.

     In the academic year 2014-15 3 students have completed 'MSCIT' course by securing more than 85 marks.

     Most of the beneficiaries of the Centre are those who are pursuing undergraduate program in the college or in other colleges of this region. Apart from these, other VIs employed in various organizations, also take part in the periodic workshops conducted by the Centre. In addition, there is a couple of VIs pursuing secondary and senior secondary education who is also beneficiaries of the Centre.

     What is the stated policy of the institution to promote consultancy? How is the available expertise advocated and publicized?

     With a view to help visually challenged students, the college has always been helpful to spread the information, educational materials to the needy students. With the help of organizations such as (Kanchi Sir) the college arranges workshops regarding computer literacy, for the visually challenged.

 
       
       

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