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About Myself

Who am I?

Prashant receiving National Award

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My name is Prashant Ranjan Verma and I am a Indian national presently residing in New Delhi. I am a visually impaired person - about 75% loss of vision. I am a Sagitarrius by birth and I am married.

What do I do?

I am a Access Consultant and a Trainer. As of now, I am working as a Consultant - Training & Technical Support for The DAISY Consortium. I am also Chairing the Capacity Building Committee of DAISY FORUM OF INDIA. I also conduct trainings in application of assistive technology and web accessibility.

Starting October 2012 I am also serving as the Joint Secretary of the National Association of the Blind, Delhi.

I am associated with...

Prashant receiving NCPEDP-Mphasis  Universal Design  Award 2011

DAISY Consortium
I am contributing my bit in the mission of this organization. I share DC's vision all published material should be available to persons with print disabilities at the same time, at no extra cost and in a navigable feature rich format.
Equal Opportunity Cell, University of Delhi
I worked as the Manager of this Resource Centre for Students with Disabilities during 2008-09 and then as ICT Course Coordinator and Guest Faculty.
NAB Centre for Blind Woman
The best rehabilitation centre for blind woman in my book. I am assisting in the establishment of 100 ICT centres for PwDs all over India under the ERNET project.
National Association for the Blind, Delhi
This organization gave me a new life and is still my identity to a great extent. I worked here for more than 8 years but it will take many more years to return all that I got from this place.
Saksham Trust
I am contributing in the work of this Trust as a Trustee. Saksham is empowering the print impaired by way of technology interventions and innovations.
Young Voice campaign of LCD, Rastriya Viklang Manch, Centre for Internet & Society and many more...

Gold Medal

I am proud of...

I was blessed with a National Award in 2007. I was given this award on the World Disability Day by the President of India in the "Best Employee" category in recognition of the work done by me for the visually impaired at NAB Delhi.

I received the NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Award 2011. On August 14 (the eve of Independence Day in India) Prashant Verma received the NCPEDP MphasiS Universal Design Award, now in its second year. This award, the first of its kind in India, recognizes and acknowledges organizations, companies and individuals who play a pivotal role in making life more accessible for people with disabilities. The awards emphasize the need for universal accessibility in the areas such as:

  • Built environment
  • Transport infrastructure
  • Information and communication technology (ICT)
  • Universally designed consumer products
  • Service provision
  • Mobility & independent living aids
  • Assistive technology
Prashant & wife Veena

I am extremely proud of my wife Veena's achievements. She too was given National Award on the same day in the "Best Role Model" category. We are perhaps the only couple to have received National Award of any type together for individual achievements.

We were chosen Role Models by Retina India in 2010.

I have won Gold & Silver medals in Abilympics, which is an international competition in occupational skills for persons with disabilities.

Most of all, I am proud that I am doing meaningful and productive work which brings changes in lives of others. I am proud to have seen smiles on depressed faces within short span of time.

I love...

I love animals more than human beings(excuse me if it offends you). I find them innocent, loyal and good looking!

I love watching cricket and I am a great fan of players like Sachin Tendulkar, Wasim Akram and M.S. Dhoni. I follow the game very closely.

I love watching or listening to current affairs specially on BBC. I try to keep myself abrest of the surrounding and feel very unsecure if I miss out on news for a long time.

Prashant and Veena at Retina India program, Bangalore 2010

I really like Aamir Khan movies and like to listen to Indian music.

More about me

I will be posting regularly on My Blog and that will surely reflect my thoughts, likes and dislikes.

Do visit my other website, My EHome
where visually impaired persons can create
their own website. Lot of advice and tips & tools are
also available for creating your free website.