L V P E I Experience - L V Prasad Eye Institute

Partnership with Technology World

GE Volunteers is a global network comprising employees, retirees, affinity groups, friends and family supported by GE businesses and corporate resources with a global mission to facilitate and support volunteering activities that improve life in the communities.

GE Volunteers Foundation helped set up the digital audio library in Hyderabad in 2010. The first of its kind library where audio cassettes are converted to digital mode, this pioneering effort involves use of the sophisticated Daisy software. GE also provided voice recording of a wide variety of academic and story books that are recorded and edited in wave format and are then converted to mp3 format for ease of use in all audio players. Books are recorded in various vernacular languages too such as Hindi, Telugu, Tamil etc.

Tech Mahindra Limited is an Indian multinational provider of information technology (IT), networking technology solutions and business support services (BPO) to the telecommunications industry. Tech Mahindra is a part of the Mahindra group conglomerate.

Tech Mahindra have been providing significant support since 2011 November in these projects:

  1. Early intervention service for children with visual impairment and multiple disabilities that has benefited about 600-700 multi handicapped children. This first of its kind service includes developmental assessment and evaluation, parental counseling and guidance, and other paramedical services.
  2. Computer training for the visually impaired is a program that aims to provide learning opportunities to use computers and includes Spoken English, Soft-skills Orientation and Mobility Training.
  3. CBR (Community Based Rehabilitation) for the visually impaired urban slum dwellers of Ranga Reddy and Hyderabad districts provides door-to-door intervention by offering comprehensive rehabilitation care.

Cognizant Foundation (CF) was established to spearhead Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives with the objective of improving, guiding and inspiring the lives of underprivileged people with particular focus in the areas of Education and Health care.

Cognizant Foundation gave a one-time grant in 2012 and sponsored the setting up of the digital audio library at the Kode Venkatadri Chowdary campus in Vijayawada. They continue to provide various volunteer services to benefit the predominantly Telugu speaking population of Andhra Pradesh. With the digital audio library, LVPEI provides support mechanism to visually impaired students in accessing reading materials in audio format, thereby meeting the literacy needs of the visually challenged in Krishna district. Eventually, the services will extend to the neighbouring districts of Guntur, Nalgonda, Khammam and West Godavari.


Microsoft India Development Center (MSIDC), located in Hyderabad is Microsoft’s largest software development center outside of their headquarters in Redmond, Washington. The MSIDC teams focus on strategic and IP sensitive software product development.

Microsoft India Development Centre has been supporting LVPEI’s activities since 2013 starting with a grant support. They continue to fund us by monetary contributions received through their Employee Giving Campaign.

  1. Helpline for the visually impaired is a web and telephone based counseling and guidance channel meant to give confidential support and information to users on blindness and low vision related issues.
  2. Mobility and sensory park at the Kode Venkatadri Chowdary Campus in Vijayawada is meant to stimulate sensory experiences for visually impaired children in a ‘play way’ method. The park imparts universal orientation and mobility techniques apart from sensitizing the public to the needs of the visually impaired.
  3. Computer training for the visually impaired at the GMR Varalakshmi Campus in Visakhapatnam, which is an upcoming facility.

In addition to these firms, Deloitte and TCS too sponsor various activities such as fun camps and workshops for visually impaired children in order to help them integrate with society. Their employees often volunteer to lend their voices for LVPEI’s audio library, and to work as scribes for writing examinations for visually impaired students.