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Saksham Trust is happy to launch the “Samarth” Project. This project is dedicated to those persons with blindness and low vision who want to use the computer for their daily reading and writing purpose but are unable to do so, either due to the high cost of hardware and software, or because of lack of knowledge around the configurations needed to make it usable.

The compilation of the various tools and hardware, creation of user manuals and instructions etc for developing this bundle was done with support from Intel.

The first phase of distribution to end users has been completed with the kind support of IFCI (Industrial Finance Corporation of India). We would also like to thank Equal Opportunity Cell of the Delhi University and specially Dr. Shobhit Mahajan (member EOC) for their support to get the subsidy for these netbooks for University Students with persons with vision impairment.

With Kind support of Milkey Way Trust, Saksham trust has announced the second phase of this scheme. The list of beneficiaries who has been selected under this project is as follows.
list of beneficiaries under the second phase of "Samarth Project"

These netbooks have been reconfigured for persons with low vision and blindness. All the required free and open source software has been installed and tested in this machine.

Configuration of netbook

The configuration of the netbook is as follows.

  • Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Starter

  • Processor: Intel® ATOM™ Processor N550 (1.50GHz, 667MHz, 2 x 512KB)

  • Main Chipset: Intel NM10

  • RAM: 1GB (DDR3 / 1GB x 1)

  • Display: LCD 10.1 Inch WSVGA 1024 x 600, Non-Gloss, LED Back Light

  • Hard-Disc: 250GB (5400 rpm S-ATA)

  • Communication ports:

  • Wired Ethernet LAN 10/100

  • Wireless LAN 802.11bg/n*

  • Bluetooth 3.0 High Speed

  • Ports for external mike and headphone

  • Built in Mike

  • Built in Speakers

  • Three ports for USB 2.0 (Chargeable USB included)

Samarth Tools

"Samarth tools" can be downloaded from following link (last updated on 21 January 2012
Samarth tool
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