Entrata recently embarked on a large project to make our resident facing portal accessible to visually impaired users. As part of the endeavor, we partnered with Xento to help two schools in India – Pune Technical Training Institute and the Girl’s School for the Blind in Satara.
Entrata has committed to help the schools continue changing the lives of these students by providing them with the technology tools, experience and supplies they need to teach in the classroom. To help fulfill this commitment, funds raised during Entrata’s Values Week in November were used to purchase computers for visually impaired students. The Pune Technical Training Institute contributed all the necessary software to go along with the computers, such as screen readers or magnifiers.
On January 4 during an event celebrating World Braille Day, our representatives presented the computers to students from these schools. Because of generous contributions from additional donors, a total of 41 computers were purchased and distributed – more than double our goal! Trainers from the Pune Technical Training Institute are now working with each of the students to ensure they have hands-on training as they learn to use their new personal devices. These students will have the opportunity to use their training and equipment to gain real-world experience and employment working on select UX assignments for Entrata and testing the usability of software enhancements.
We’d like to thank all those involved for helping making a real difference in the lives of these students!