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INCLUSION AND EMPOWERMENT IN CHANGING BANKING LANDSCAPE
NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED BANK EMPLOYEES BY VIBEWA
On the occasion of our general body meeting, Visually impaired Bank Employees Welfare Association(VIBEWA) is delighted to invite you for the national conference for visually impaired bank employees at Delhi on 28th January, 2023 at AICB conference hall at 10.00 am.
Who can attend?
Visually impaired working in banking and other financial institutions.
Employers and working colleagues of visually impaired bank employees.
NGOs and other professionals working for visually impaired bank employees.
Key takeaways for participants
~How to be productive in the banking sector? Hear from visually impaired who are already successful.
~Explore the unearthed potential areas of productivity in banking.
~Addressing the technological and functional barriers in the success journey.
~Taking legal route to overcome hurdles.
Anything else you want to be included?
We welcome feedback and suggestions. Any subject to be included? Please write a mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org or send a voice message on Whats App on 9051055000.
Important information you need to know
~Registration for the conference is free of cost; including lunch and snacks.
~Volunteers will be present to support the participants during the conference.
~Conference starts at 10 am and will continue till evening.
~Accommodation is not provided by VIBEWA. However, we can facilitate booking of accommodation.
Finally, anything as a special takeaway?
Yes! Spot registration for VIBEWA membership at the conference; just carry bank ID card and disability certificate in hard or soft copy. Membership ID will be issued immediately. Alternatively, you can become life time member of VIBEWA by clicking on “join us” link on this web site, or on below link.
Does the conference interest you? Want to join us?
Please fill out the form below. Please hurry up as the conference hall has limited capacity!
Date and time
January 28, 2023(Fourth Saturday) 10.00 am
All India Confederation of the Blind,Near Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital, Sector-5, Rohini,
We are eagerly waiting to meet you all!
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.