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Life is filled with events when working for a cause and for a cause like ours it offers an insight into the great will and heart of people. Our blog is a celebration of human will, community and facing adversity head on.

24 February 2021

UN Side Event: Accessing the Digital World with Deafblindness

Sense India hosted UN CSocD59 side event on the 15th of February, 2021 on “Social Development of Persons with Deablindness in South Asia.” It opened the platform to people with deafblindness from India, Nepal and Bangladesh to talk about their experiences with technology.

24 February 2021

The Deafblind Run-A Run for the Human Spirit

Running for a cause has never been this exciting. Tattva- a voluntary action group, pledged to run 400 kms to raise awareness on deafblindness in the state of Gujarat. The group is committed to a vision of making a difference within local communities.

12 January 2021

We Light Up The World: National Youth Day

In honor of National Youth Day we got five of our young adults with deafblindness to talk about themselves, life and pressing on with their rights. But first, what is National Youth Day and why do we celebrate it? National Youth Day is celebrated on the 12th of January- Swami Vivekanand’s birthday.

23 December 2020

Understanding Inclusive Education for Students with Deafblindness & MD

Inclusive education creates an inclusive society. It accepts all diversities and goes beyond any ethnicity, disability, caste, class or gender. Our focus is to encourage children with disabilities to participate actively in society, without any discrimination.

16 December 2020
transition Planning

Transition Planning for Persons with Deafblindness and MD

Change is inevitable and so we are in a constant state of transition. Our children and adults with Deafblindness and Multiple Disabilities (MD) also have to experience change. There are changes that take place i.e. changes in the environment, meeting new people, taking their own food etc.

8 December 2020
Dreams Come True

Dreams Come True, Even in a Pandemic

Everyone has the right to education. The road to education starts with literacy, but it is not equal for all. So how does one ensure literacy for people with deafblindness? As literacy is as important for Persons with Deafblindness (PwDb) & Multiple Disabilities (MD) as for any other person, it becomes essential to reach out to them.

20 November 2020
Literacy Blog

How to Make Literacy Accessible to People with Deafblindness?

Everyone has the right to education. The road to education starts with literacy, but it is not equal for all. So how does one ensure literacy for people with deafblindness? As literacy is as important for Persons with Deafblindness (PwDb) & Multiple Disabilities (MD) as for any other person, it becomes essential to reach out to them.

3 November 2020
IEP

The Strategies of Learning Techniques for IEP

Understanding Individualised Educational Plan (IEP) is core to constructing strategies and build learning techniques for children with deafblindness. The aim is to keep the child at the center.

2 November 2020
IEP blog

The SMART Way to Prioritize Goals for IEP

Education is important, but more important than that is the availability of education. How available is our education? Does it cater to everyone? How does one design an educational system where people with deafblindness are given a fair chance to what people believe to be a basic and necessary right?

21 October 2020
IEP Blog

Every child is unique, and so is their Assessment and IEP!

We all agree that teaching is an Art, it is a noble profession and a great responsibility. We all understand how mainstream education functions, roughly because most of us have experienced it first-hand. We all agree that teaching is an Art, it is a noble profession and a great responsibility.

3 October 2020
No person with deafblindness to be left behind

No Persons with Deafblindness to be Left Behind

Strength of collaborative work can be seen on a global level through the United Nations in bringing about change and relief to the ends of the Earth. This past week, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC) did something similar for people with deafblindness in India through Sense International India.

2 August 2020
National Educational Policy

National Educational Policy (NEP2020)

From a 500 page draft to 100 pages concisely presented NEP2020 is a mix bag. As all policies do it proposes actions but it also presents a philosophical intent. It carries many reforms but route to bringing those reforms are hazy at the moment and we will have to wait till 2025 to see how far we reach in creating 'universal foundational literacy and numeracy' at primary level.

21 May 2020
Teacher guides the way

The Teacher Guides the Way

The Corona pandemic has taught us that we need to utilize all possible sources of imparting skills. It also reiterated that parents and siblings can be the best teachers if we can build their capacities.

20 May 2020
Reaching out in the time of a Pandemic

Reaching Out in the Time of a Pandemic

With lockdown, there wasn't much left to sustain the basic survival, hence Sense India decided to activate the local network of partners and parents to identify deserving families and extended support through existing donors

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