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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Learning While Traveling Life's Eyeway

This site intends to be a comprehensive source of material that informs, inspires and includes persons with visual impairments. In addition, the site caters to the requirements of parents and guardians, medical professionals, rehabilitation experts and service providers. is a project of the Score Foundation which is registered as a Trust, and is based out of New Delhi. They believe in the unlimited potential of the human-being. They also believe in the power of information, which not only informs, but also inspires, enriches, empowers and encourages people to pursue their passions and make a contribution.

It is said that "A Disability is God given, but a handicap is man made." A vision impaired person tends to get marginalised and excluded from various facets of life due to a lack of understanding, sensitivity and accessible designs. With the passage of time the constant exclusion leads to the disability transforming itself into a handicap.

The second major point of the site is inclusion or Universal Design. They believe that every one born into this world is an integral part of it. The society has to recognise, appreciate and accommodate the diversity that exists within it. All plans, policies and programmes have to take into account the needs of every member, lest no one gets left out.

Score Foundation is committed to the following:

  1. Using information through its project to inform, inspire and include persons with vision impairments and their families.

  2. Empowering professionals and organisations working in the field, and to facilitate and nurture the process of realising potential of persons with vision impairments. The effort is to make a one stop information centre on the eye.

  3. Being involved in an ongoing research programme to constantly keep in touch with the information and support needs of the various target groups to ensure relevance and utility.

  4. Campaigning for persons with vision impairments to be included into the main stream scheme of things.

Their activities and programmes are based on learnings from years of interaction with persons with vision impairment and a detailed study of the lives of successful individuals who were vision impaired.

Eyeway intends to build a community where people can share and learn from each other. If you would like to know more about or Score Foundation, please write to them at or click here to visit the web site.

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