In association MiD DAY, and cartoonist, N. Ponnappa... YOU & EYE
a cartoon strip with 9 frames… Frame 1: (The character resting his arms on the ledge facing you – the reader) Hi! Frame 2: (The character lying on a bed) I sleep and wake up like everyone else…! Frame 3: (The character brushing his teeth) Brush my teeth like everyone does! Frame 4: (The character eating with cutlery while a cup with a hot beverage is to his left) Eat breakfast like all the rest! Frame 5: (The character backing the reader using a cane to navigate) Go to work and back… well, almost like the rest! Frame 6:
(The character facing the reader carrying a dog) I cuddle up pets like others do! Frame 7: (The character backing the reader with his arms up in the air and his right leg about to stomp the ground) Feel happy… sad… angry… mad… like everyone else! Frame 8: (The character folding his arms and facing the reader) I’m a human being like each one of you, but yeah… I’m blind! Frame 9: (The character resting his arms on the ledge looking at the reader) Now why should my blindness be a disability for you when it is not for me!

URGENT ATTENTION: Message from our Director: Dr. Sam Taraporevala

It has been brought to our notice that certain opportunistic & unscrupulous elements have been asking for monetary contributions for the Xavier's Resource Centre for the Visually Challenged (XRCVC), St. Xavier's College; and also in some cases using my name as having authorised their appeal.

We wish to make it amply clear that such activities have not been sanctioned by us and constitute a type of public deception trying to raise money by touching the sympathy of the public for the blind. Please ignore any such financial appeal and draw them to our attention at the earliest by writing to or calling 022-22623242.

As a policy, we have never solicited any funds through door-to-door or telephonic appeal in the past 15 years of our existence.

Dr. Sam Taraporevala,
Xavier's Resource Centre for the Visually Challenged (XRCVC)

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Degrees of Accessibility

Degrees of Accessibility-Annexure

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Ensuring environmental access is key in ensuring that vision impairment or loss does not result in a disability. XRCVC's advocacy initiative works in four main areas of print access, financial access, educational access and independent living.


Breaking Barriers - Awareness Initiatives

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