News
  • ABC International Award Mr. Dipendra Manocha, founder of Saksham and President of Daisy Forum of India received 2018 ABC Internation Excellence award on 11th of April for its commendable work. The selection jury recognized DFI for its launching of India's largest collection of online accessible books on Sugamya Pustakalya. New !
  • Introducing BrailleMe a Refreshable Braille Display which is digital, affordable, powerful and all that you ever wanted. Now surf the internet, read millions of books, connect to your mobile and computer all in Braille. Know more...
  • Introducing tactile caliper (30 cm) for persons with visual impairment, the instrument is to measure and draw straight lines with high precision and speed. The entire reading is displayed directly in braille. Know more...
  • Orbit Reader 20 Refreshable Braille Display - Saksham introduces Orbit Reader 20 Refreshable Braille Display in India to make reading and writing possible for deaf-blind. Know more...
  • George Kerscher SecretaryGeneral for the DAISY Consortium who is dedicated to developing technologies that make the information not only accessible but also fully functional in the hands of persons who are blind or who have a print disability visited India in January 2018. Saksham team got the opportunity to interact with him and to discuss our future goals with him.
  • Saksham received PEAK DADHICHI award - outstanding work and exceptional services for pioneering technology- based solutions for persons with blindness or low vision. Know more...
  • New arrivals on SUGAMYA PUSTAKALYA - Several new books have been uploaded for Delhi university students under CBCS Syllabus. Know more...
  • Saksham launches INDO NVDA -
    An Updated version of the screen reading software NVDA has been launched. INDO NVDA is a Screen Reading Software which is a customized VERSION of NVDA for Indian languages. Know more...
  • EVO- E5 -
    SAKSHAM’s one more step to limit the limitations Saksham launches EVO- E5 enhanced and updated version of EVO series. A pocket device which can be loaded with 100’s of books, novel, bhajans designed for visually impaired.
  • Smart kit distribution at saksham school - supported by infogain Smart kits were distributed at Saksham School on 31st May 2017. The visually impaired persons who received the smart kits were also given 3 days training.

ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

OUTREACH

Simply Reading App

To empower the persons with visual disabilities, the DAISY Consortium has developed the “Simply Reading” app as part of Standard Chartered Bank’s global Seeing is Believing initiative to tackle avoidable blindness. ​The app was launched during the Simply Reading Without Seeing Seminar held on 2 May at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi by Shri Jagmohan.

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AWARENESS & TRAINING

Training Workshop in Kashmir

A workshop was conducted on 24th May 2017 at Kashmir University which was attended by 91 persons (76 end users and 15 volunteers from special cell of Kashmir University). The workshop was about smart cane and other technology solutions focussing Independent Living and Education.

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RECREATION & INCLUSION

Christmas celebration at Saksham Daksh School

Christmas is a religious and cultural Christian festival celebrated annually to commemorate the birthday of Jesus Christ. The Christmas celebration at Saksham Daksh School was very special indeed, for it marked the joyous moments and outlined an overall thrilling and outstanding performances delivered by the kids.

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Awards & Achievements

2017

PEAK DADHICHI for outstanding work and exceptional services for pioneering technology- based solutions for persons with blindness or low vision.

2015

National Award for the best institution working for the care of persons with Disability.

2012

NCPEDP Universal Design Award was given for his contribution towards making information accessible for the print impaired.

2007

IIM Lucknow Lakshmipat Singhania National Leadership award 2008 given by the President of India in 2007.

About Us

The Saksham Trust was established in 2003 under the leadership of Mr. Dipendra Manocha and Ms. Rummi K. Seth, with the sole purpose of empowering persons with blindness. It plays a key role in advocacy and act as a service provider in the field of rehabilitation, education, training and assistive technology. In addition to a school for children with visual impairment and multiple disabilities, it runs a distribution center of assistive aids and appliances for education, mobility and independent living.

2003

Saksham was Established

2006

Saksham established the Saksham School in Noida

2011

Launch of Branch Office at Himachal Pradesh

2012

Launch of Branch Office at Jalandhar

2015

Won National Award for Best NGO

2016

Launch of Sugamya Pustkalya

Our Mission

Empowering communities by creating multiple opportunities and providing platforms for the Visually Impaired for sustainable social upliftment, thus enabling them to emerge as significant contributors in Indian's growth story. We target benefiting 1 Million Visually Impaired persons PAN India in next 3 Years.

Our Vision

A sensitized and motivated society that acknowledges the value of interdependence and appreciates the abilities of persons with disabilities and willingly provides equal opportunities for all.

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