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This tactile display lets visually impaired users feel on-screen 3D shapes

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 11:39 -- shabnam.durani@...

Using a computer and modern software can be a chore to begin with for the visually impaired, but fundamentally visual tasks like 3D design are even harder. This Stanford team is working on a way to display 3D information, like in a CAD or modeling program, using a “2.5D” display made up of pins that can be raised or lowered as sort of tactile pixels. Taxels!

Welfare Officer in Social Welfare

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 14:40 -- koshy.mathew@ey...

Opening Date of Application:- 31/01/2019

Closing Date of Application:- 05/03/2019

Number of Vacancies :- (Total-110- (UR-55, OBC-31, SC-16, ST-08) including PH-5(OH-04, VH-01).

Educational Qualification:

Essential : 1. Master's Degree in social work or Master of Art (Sociology) or Post Graduate Degree in Criminology from a recognized University/Institute.

‘Respect, empathy for the visually impaired main requisites for a scribe’

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 16:01 -- koshy.mathew@ey...

Chitralekha Vanamamalai
For volunteer-scribe Padmini, service is for pure soul satisfaction and nothing else in this world can give her that satisfaction.

A resident of Virugambakkam, Chennai, for the last two decades, she has been helping many visually challenged persons pass examinations.

Speaking to News Today, Padmini said the job of a volunteer scribe does not end with writing the exam for them but many a time it is more than that.

Blind and elderly woman locked inside house, police comes to the rescue!

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:30 -- koshy.mathew@ey...

How safe is our country for elderly and ailing people? Reports confirm that most of them face abuse under the hands of their own children! For instance, a 100 year old blind woman named Karishna Dasi from Ludhiana in Punjab, had to face abuse from her own daughter.

According to reports, Karishna was locked inside her daughter’s home for more than ten days. A social worker alerted the local police and advocates about the incident. They rushed to the house to find the blind and elderly woman having an extremely difficult time trying to survive.

Getting disability certificates in Delhi to become easier

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:00 -- koshy.mathew@ey...

Parents of Avantika Sachdeva and Malini Anchan have been running from pillar to post to get the disability certificate for their children who suffer from various learning handicaps, to get admission in college. Learning that the hospitals are not equipped to allot the disability certificate to their children under current rules, they decided to approach Delhi Commission for Persons with disabilities.

Blind candidate clears UPSC prelims

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 11:26 -- koshy.mathew@ey...

22 year Hina Rathi just cleared her preliminary exams for the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Hina is 100% blind, but has ensured that her disability is never a hindrance in her path towards success!

Clearing the prelims of the UPSC exams can be a herculean task to many. Hina’s story is all about hard-work, determination and passion to chase her dreams.

Differently abled to get therapy in special centre

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 11:19 -- koshy.mathew@ey...

Parents and caregivers of disabled kids in Gujarat take note! A new centre called Urmi Divyang School Research & Therapy centre, which will look into research as well as therapy needs of disabled students has been opened in Sama in Vadodara.

The centre promises to reach out to children with physical and mental disabilities irrespective of their economic backgrounds. It will provide, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, sensory integrated therapy and speech therapy.

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