Vijayawada: Andhra Loyola College, Higher Education for the Persons with Special Needs (HEPSN) and Enable India, Bengaluru, jointly organised a two-month programme on ‘Computer Workshop for Students with Visual Impairment’ on Wednesday on the college premises. M A Kumar Raja, Deputy Director, Department of Differently Abled and Welfare of Senior Citizens, Government of Andhra Pradesh was the chief guest of the programme. Also Read – Rs 65.30lakhs Exgratia paid to deceased family Advertise With Us Speaking on the occasion, he said that Braille on voting machines, providing accessible devices like laptops to visually challenged, reservation in employment, self-employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and coaching for civil services are some of the initiatives taken by the AP government to provide more opportunities and inclusiveness. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us Principal Fr Victor Emmanuel appreciated the volunteers of HEPSN for supporting the visually-challenged students and for organising various activities like sports for the challenged, scribes’ assistance and arranging scholarships. Involving themselves in serving the persons with disabilities is inspiring and help them grow as men and women for others, which is the motto of the college, he said. Advertise With Us The two-month-long part-time course consists of basics of computer applications like MS Office as well as advanced tools like HTML. It is taught using the NVDA (non-visual desk top access) for the visually-challenged between 9 am to 5 pm. Students with visual impairments may make use of this o portunity to enhance their emplo able skills. www.alchepsn.blogspot.in Fr Rex Angelo, the vice-principal of PG section, Dr Sahaya Baskaran coordinator of HEPSN, volunteers of HEPSN, staff and the visually challenged students of ALC and SRR Colleges participated.