Digital technology and computers with screen reader software have enabled blind persons to operate smart phones and computers like normal persons. Computers in particular have opened new opportunities of jobs to blind persons with computer skills.
Jobs in banks are now available for blind persons who have computer skills. In addition computerisation of all types of organisations, including private companies, in particular, ITES companies, opened opportunities of jobs for blind persons. Such opportunities will increase in future.
As per orders of the Govt of India, ONE to TWO percent of posts in all central and state Govt. jobs are reserved for blind(Visually handicapped or low vision) persons. In addition, a blind person can also get unreserved posts by merit and good performance in examinations
Most of the competitive examinations are objective type or multiple choice type. Time available for these tests is generally 30 minutes for 50 multiple choice questions. About 150 to 200 questions have to be answered in 90 to 120 minutes. The candidates have to be very quick in understanding the question and the multiple answers to select the right answer and secure minimum marks in each part of the written test. For this repeated practice of answering model papers within stipulated time is the only method of securing good marks and get jobs. Realising the need for blind students to get jobs, Samrita Trust produced “Mock Test Papers” for competitive examinations. These test papers cam be answered in any PC or laptop with screen reader NVDA or JAWS. In addition, Samrita Test produced “Model interviews” to prepare for interviews conducted by employers, in particular banks. Blind persons who have applied for jobs, can get the “Mock Test Papers” and “Model Interviews” from Samrita Trust. Call 8886312356 from 10 am to 5 pm. You can send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting membership number and your address.
Computer Based Test likely in April / May 2018.