The Andrew’s Vision Center popularly known as the AVC came into existence in 2008. The residents of the Saint Andrew’s House supported the initiative and raised funds for the establishment of the AVC through Sandyfest, a special festival which was conducted by the Saint Andrew’s House.
The Andrew’s Vision Center is sponsored and supported by the Rolta Foundation, alumni and the well-wishers of the hostel. The AVC provides a platform for visually impaired students to study in and is located in the Saint Andrew’s House. The center is open from 9 am to 4 pm.
‘Kurzweil’ and ‘JAWS’ are the software used by the students to scan and read their notes. ‘Talking typing teacher’ is also used to help students improve their communication skills, English grammar and to learn new words in the English language.
The volunteers associated with the center record notes for the students. It also provides general knowledge books in Braille and textbooks and notes of Standard 12 (Maharashtra Board) in Braille for the students. The center also has books and notes of different subjects which can be accessed and read by the students with the special software called ‘Dazy’.
The AVC at present has students from the senior college as well the junior college. The students of the center represent the Wilson College in different competitions conducted by various colleges in Mumbai. The students also participate in an exhibition match for the visually challenged students which is organized by Saint Andrew’s House.