New Delhi, India, May 30, 2014: Oracle Academy in association with L V Prasad Eye Institute, SAKSHAM and EnAble India organized a four-day workshop in Hyderabad for the blind/partially blind students to train them in HR software solutions. The workshop helped 7 undergraduate and postgraduate students learn the use of Oracle PeopleSoft HCM applications. The solution help companies recruit and manage talent as well as accurately forecast future workforce needs. This workshop has equipped these students with the required skills needed to pursue entry-level positions such as business analyst, recruiter, payroll, on-boarding, exit functions within the HR department of a company.
Oracle used modern adaptive technologies such as screen reading software to help students interpret what is being displayed on the screen. Students were provided with supporting reference material in Braille. It is estimated that a large segment of people with various disabilities are either unemployed or not satisfied with career development services and training opportunities provided to them. The need of the hour is to adopt new methodologies and technologies to improve the quality of education and employment for these individuals. The Oracle PeopleSoft HCM workshop was a step in this direction and aimed to improve access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education for students with visual impairments.
SAKSHAM is a national level NGO working for the rehabilitation of disabled people and prevention of disability. As part of its services all over India, it helps disabled people in their education by making audio content for visually challenged, conducting free coaching for competitive examinations like TTC, TET, IBPS etc. and computer training. SAKSHAM also runs 40 Madhav Eye Banks, Eye donation centers, Eye Donation Information Centers.