About Us

Access Braille

Vision Beyond Sight

Our Team

Vijayashree (Viji) Dilip, Founder & CEO

With a deep passion for bringing education and information to the print-disabled community, Viji launched the U.S. chapter of Vidyavrikshah in 2007. Now called Access Braille, she is the driving force behind the organization’s vision to ensure equal access to education for every child with visual impairment. Viji has over fifteen years of experience in the financial field, working at the Skoll Foundation, Hewlett Packard and Price Waterhouse in India, and Internet startup companies in Silicon Valley. She has an MBA from San Jose State University, a CPA degree, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Sudha Rajagopalan, Fundraising & Program Director

Sudha was a software professional for over 2 decades. In 2008, she became visually impaired. Today, she is a role model to many people, both sighted and visually impaired, with her sense of purpose, expansive network and positive outlook. In her own words, “I'm greatly impressed and inspired by the confidence and enthusiasm with which visually impaired children and adults lead their lives. I'm determined to make a difference not only in my life but in other visually impaired people's lives as well. I'm extremely grateful to Access Braille for showing me the path to make such a difference.”

Swati Iyengar, Project Manager

Swati Iyengar has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering and has been a software engineer at Oracle Corporation for the past 13 years. She has a passion for music and is currently learning Hindustani music under the guidance of Shri. Mahesh Kale.She aims to help the world is whatever way possible, and enjoys bringing her musical and project management skills, in addition to her enthusiasm, to Access Braille projects. Swati is responsible for all Access Braille digitization projects and has been instrumental in adding several books to accessible libraries.

Board

Rajashrie Bhasker, CFO

Rajashrie (Raji) Bhasker is a senior finance executive with over 25 years of international experience in Finance & Operations and currently works for Aptuit, LLC as Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis. Raji has worked for General Reinsurance Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, the Government of Seychelles, and PricewaterhouseCoopers in Chennai, India. She has a B.S. in Mathematics, an MBA, is a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant and also has Certified Global Management Accountant qualifications. She lives in Greenwich, CT, with her husband and 15-year-old daughter.

Padmaja Satyamoorthy, Secretary

Padmaja is a senior director of information technology, with more than 20 years of software and systems experience under her belt. She received her Master's degree in Computer Applications from Anna University in India, and has lived in Silicon Valley since 1993. Her background in strategic planning, business process reengineering and large-scale project management is immensely helpful to Access Braille. She is an active volunteer with India Literacy Project, a nonprofit that acts as a catalyst for 100% literacy in India. Her interests lie in supporting organizations that provide education to children and in applying technology solutions to effect social change.

Youth Volunteers

  • Mayuka Sarukkai

  • Nikhil Dilip

  • Hari Srinivasan

  • Yaamini Venkataraman

  • Shruti Mamidana

  • Sonia Ragothaman

  • Vikram Bharati