“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality” — Alfred Stieglitz. There is no doubt that these words of the famous photographer Alfred Stieglitz does hold unforeseen truth behind them. Stills can speak a million words, it can monopolize your thoughts, capture the attention of its audience and bring life to inanimate objects. It was time to awaken our Xentian’s creative skills with the Xento Photography Competition that commenced this April. This event had teams across the company eye the top spot as the most creative photographers. continue
As the college admission season begins shortly, Xento Systems Pune, in association with National Association for Blind Satara, organized a “Career guidance workshop for visually challenged individuals” on Saturday, 20th May 2017. This event aimed to spread awareness about the different career paths that blind students can choose. The workshop was attended by over 40 visually challenged individuals, in the age group of 15 to 35 years.
Visually challenged students, especially in remote areas, have very poor access to good quality education. Even with the RTE Act and reservation quota, they may get admission in a nearby college, but do not truly receive knowledge the way sighted individuals do. Colleges and universities lack proper study material in the form of braille or audio books, as is required by them. Their computer labs are not equipped with required softwares such as screen reading software, which assist a blind student to use computers today. It is definitely difficult for a blind student to cope with the syllabus at the pace that it is taught and they may require extra classes, but there are no coaching classes available for them. continue