Today, one marvels at the sheer number of things that technology has made possible, starting from smartphones to the wonders of artificial intelligence! Technology and the expanding digital world have also come as a boon to the visually- impaired; it may come as a surprise to many that a visually-impaired person can be employed in over 180 job roles, all thanks to technology!

Additionally, visually-impaired individuals can perform jobs across all clusters of careers, including marketing, human resources, business management, and administration, health science, law, agriculture, finance, and more. In the light of this, HTBF has helped facilitate the process of integrating the visually-impaired with the mainstream by using a special skills training program called the EMET or the Education, Mobility, and Employability Training.
Conducted in select colleges across India, the EMET is aimed at making the visually-impaired employable. It is a 2-year program in skills-training conducted at select colleges and offers courses in:

• Computer usage
• English Communication
• Mobility
• Analytical ability
• Interpersonal relationships

The goal of the EMET program is to empower the visually-impaired by placing them in productive jobs to help achieve their financial independence and social inclusion. The EMET is presently conducted by 21 Trainers in Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Indore, Pune and Varanasi for 500 students studying in 17 colleges.

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