Tiffany Brar

Tiffany Brar is a  world renowned visually challenged social entrepreneur, motivational speaker and social activist. ‘real life amnikarnika”.  She is the founder  a mobile visually impaired school, ‘Jyothirgamaya’ Tiffany is running Jyothirgamaya Foundation where several visually impaired students are provided training on becoming self reliant . She is the the winner of Holman Prize 2020 from the LightHouse for the Blind, USA. Tiffany is the first Indian to receive the Holman Prize. She has a command over 6 Indian languages.  She has done sky diving, paragliding, tandem cycling, rope climbing and a lot more. She has encouraged her students to do tandem cycling and rope riding to and always takes them on adventure tripsThe President himself addressed  her as “THE COURAGEOUS DAUGHTER OF INDIA”, at his address to the country on  the United Nations International Day for Persons with Disabilities in December, 2017 where he also presented her with the “National Award for the Best Role Model”. Her efforts have also received felicitation, from the renowned Late DR.APJ.Abdulkalam. Shri Mohanlal, one of Kerala’s most renowned actors, calls her “A MIRACULOUS WOMAN”, in his talk show Lalsalam. She has also been appreciated by the famous Bollywood director Omung Kumar, actor Vivek Oberoi and actress Huma Khureshi, on the occasion of the enactment of her story on Zee TV show, INDIA’S BEST DRAMEBAAZ, where she also received the “Real Hero Award”.

She is one of the only blind women In India who has delivered five Ted talks on a variety of thought provoking subjects and she is going to deliver her sixth soon!
She has delivered an insightful talk at the European parliament in Brussels, and has participated in their panel discussion on accessibility. She is the only blind woman in India, to reach such heights. She has been trained by the “Mobility International USA” in leadership and women’s empowerment.

She has also been trained in echolocation, a unique aspect of mobility and navigation by “World Access for the Blind”.

She has conducted many sensitization sessions in India as well as in Nepal, Poland, Germany and Belgium. As an activist, she has raised her voice for her community, in trying to make the currency notes accessible for the blind. She sensitizes companies to make web content accessible according to the web content accessibility guidelines. She has won many prestigious awards. An alumna of Department of English, Govt. College for Women.

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