How can visually challenged persons better their personality, learn the power of positive thinking and also get management lessons? Hundreds of books on these subjects stacking shelves of major book stores may not be of much help to them. But, an Ahmedabad-based IT firm Third Generation Resources Ltd has decided to mentor lakhs of visually impaired people across the globe, through voice-based Internet learning. Management expert and motivational speaker Dr Shailesh Thaker, the promoter of Third Generation, on his website drshaileshthaker.co.in, has started a weekly column Monday Wisdom' that delivers inspirational stories and lessons in leading a better life. The lessons have been converted into audio form, especially for the visually challenged.
Third Generation has devoted a full-fledged team that works on this initiative. While Thaker writes the articles, someone lends voice to them and then they are recorded and uploaded on the website. Thaker said his company aims to reach out to at least one million visually challenged persons in around 25 countries. At present, the lessons and stories are in English only. But, Thaker said, in the near future this would be multilingual and in many foreign languages so that we can cover maximum people.