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.