CGI inaugurated today a technology laboratory and digital library for the Government Higher Secondary School for the Visually Impaired at Poonamallee in Chennai, India, to help support the digital literacy of visually impaired children in India.
The laboratory and library is one of the chosen projects for CGI’s Dream Connectors programme, an annual company-wide initiative where CGI professionals receive support for projects that improve the social, economic and environmental well-being of the communities in which they live and work.
“As part of living our Corporate Social Responsibility value, Dream Connectors leverages the strengths of CGI’s greatest assets: our professional’s commitment, innovative thinking and IT expertise,” said George Mattackal, President of CGI’s Asia Pacific Global Delivery Centres of Excellence. “The laboratory and library aim to help visually impaired students reach their academic goals and give them the confidence and training they need to become more independent as they explore employment opportunities.”
The Dream Connectors project, proposed by Vivek Raja who works within CGI’s offices in Chennai, received support from CGI for the purchase and installation of assistive digital equipment such as braille printers, refreshable braille displays, talking assistive gadgets and text reading devices. CGI professionals will also volunteer by sharing their expertise and providing training on how to use these assistive technologies to over 120 students at the elementary and secondary levels.
“We have seen digital equipment for the visually impaired on the Internet, and it’s amazing that we now have access to these assistive devices. Thanks to CGI for making our dreams a reality for our students, who can now experience the latest digital technology. With CGI’s commitment, we take another step forward in raising the standards of learning and in building a more inclusive world,” said Jacqueline Latha M, Principal, Government Higher Secondary School for the Visually Impaired.
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