Visually Impaired Bank Employees Welfare Association (VIBEWA) is an association of visually impaired people working in the banking, insurance and other financial sectors in India. VIBEWA is the first association in the country formed exclusively for the empowerment and welfare of visually impaired employees in the banking and other financial sectors.
VIBEWA aims to empower the visually challenged employees in the banking and other financial sectors by bringing them on to one platform and address issues that concern them at their work place due to their visual impairment. The main goal for which the association strives is to enhance the productivity of visually challenged employees in banking and other financial sectors by ensuring them conducive work environment which involves proper job identification and job mapping, provision of assistive technology like screen readers and magnifiers, accessibility of internal softwares and portals, special training for using computers, provision of human assistance where ever indispensable, etc. To know how assistive technology helps blind and low vision people at work place, visit the link
VIBEWA believes in empirical approach. So, we put together a compilation of actual job roles and activities performed by various blind and low vision persons in banks. The inputs were gathered from the persons who actually do those job activities. The document is a work in progress and is a potential guiding resource for VI employees as well as sighted managers who are struggling for proper job roles for VI. It can be viewd at:
VIBEWA also focuses on protection for visually challenged employees against unwarranted transfers, removal of illogical impediments in promotions, securing reservation in promotions, provision of adequate disability related allowances like special conveyance allowance, etc.
VIBEWA Delegation met minister-of-state in PMO Dr. Jitendra Singh, CCPD Shri Kamlesh Kumar Pande and MSJE officials on September 23, 2016, and submitted to them a comprehensive report on the challenges before VI bank employees and the way ahead. The first-of-its kind report documents the lived experience of blind and low vision bank employees across the country and puts forth banks’version in form of RTI replies along with relevant legal provisions and suggestions to implement them on the ground. The minister positively assured to examine the report and issue necessary instructions.
VIBEWA intends to help visually challenged candidates aspiring for banking jobs by disseminating information relating to job notifications, syllabus of entrance examinations, tips for writing examinations and facing interviews, etc. In addition, through VIBEWA , they will also be able to seek guidance from experienced bankers on passing the exams and facing the interviews.
This movement started as an e-group with just 2 visually challenged bank employees in 2009. Today, it has more than 700 members hailing from different parts of the country with representation from all the public sector and even some private sector banks! VIBEWA comprises visually challenged bank employees, those aspiring for banking careers, and volunteers who are motivated to help their visually challenged friends.
We invite visually challenged bank employees to come on board and join VIBEWA by creating their profile. Also, we invite blind and low vision bankers to become members of VIBEWA so that each one of us becomes an active stake holder in our collective destiny as visually impaired bank employees.
VIBEWA conference December 15, 2019
VIBEWA in its incessant endeavour to enhance the productivity of VI bank employees and protect their interests including accessibility and benefits, is organizing the VIBEWA conference 2019, at Secunderabad on Sunday December 15,2019.
Members of VIBEWA as well as non-members VI bank employees across the banks and cadre are welcome to know what VIBEWA has been doing and deliberate on what VIBEWA needs to do.
So, pack your bags for Hyderabad and spend a fruitful Sunday with us.
What: VIBEWA conference
Why: to Know what VIBEWA has been doing and discuss what needs to be done to enhance productivity of VI bank employees and protect their interests;
When: Sunday December 15, 2019, from 10 AM to 5 PM
Belsons Taj Mahal hotel
Behind MCH swimming pool
Near manju theater, beside taj TriStar hotel.
For whom: VIBEWA members and non-members alike who are Visually impaired bank employees from all over India
Detailed agenda of the conference will be shared shortly.
Charges: free, lunch and snacks will be provided
Persons wishing to stay in Hyderabad may book their own accommodation, VIBEWA may facilitate booking rooms in the same hotel
Volunteer support only during the conference will be provided.
So hurry up
Mr. Rajesh Asudani President
Mr. V. Krishnamurthy General Secretary
Mr. Himanshu Sahu: Secretary
Mr. G. Vamshi Executive Volunteer