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Rehabilitation Course for Teenagers

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:41 -- geeta.nair

Rehabilitation Course for Teenagers 

Interview on: 17th April, 2017 at 9.30 a.m. 
Qualification: SSC and HSC Appeared Students
Age limit: 16-20 years 
Venue: NAB - Department of Rehabilitation, C/o. King George V. Memorial Infirmary, Anand Niketan, Near Famous Cine Studio, Dr. E. Moses Road, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 400 011. 

Contact Nos.: 02267524022 & 21 AND 2494 5108. 

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Fri, 03/24/2017 - 11:05 -- geeta.nair

Innovators from India  have created a new device that has yet again changed what we can or cannot do without seeing.

Plastic sliding calipers known as Squirrel Devices, developed by MIT grad students, make geometry's continuous shapes and lengths measurable for blind and limited-vision students, who can read measurements in Braille.

SayEverything

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:38 -- geeta.nair

As you know we have recently migrated SayEverything mailing list to a new server and there is also a slight change in our mailing list address.

The same has already been diseminated to the members across the list, however, I am repeatedly sending this message to keep everyone informed about the new changes in order to ensure smooth functionality of mailing list.

Basic Computer Trainning Course for Visually Challenged

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 11:57 -- geeta.nair

Basic Computer Trainning Course for Visually Challenge by Mitra Jyothi

We are very happy to announce that due to popular demand for our Computer Skill Training for the visually impaired, we have decided to double the number of students we take regularly by having two batches
in parallel for the summer months. Our summer batch starts on 17th April and will be for a duration of two months. For this batch we will be taking students only.

scholarship for the academic year 2017-18

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 11:32 -- geeta.nair

Basudeo Bubna Memorial Trust - Voice Vision Project takes great pleasure in announcing its scholarship for the academic year 2017-18 - Sponsored by Taksheel Foundation Financial assistance is provided to
deserving undergraduate students with visual impairment. Who are pursuing his/ her graduation or a diploma from recognised university in India.

To know more, understand the eligibility criteria and to apply for the same visit http://voicevision.in/content/scholarship-application-form- 2017-18

Arunachal teen develops goggles to help the blind

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 11:10 -- geeta.nair

Innovation uses echolocation to detect obstacles

A high school student in Arunachal Pradesh has invented a unique pair of goggles that uses ultrasound and infrared sensors to help the visually impaired detect obstacles on their path. On Friday, the State government pledged financial support for him to develop the gadget.

Anang Tadar, a Class XI student of New Galaxy Academy, Nirjuli, was recently awarded the Dinanath Pandey Smart Idea Innovation Award for inventing a gadget called Goggle for Blind (G4B).

Asian chess championship for the blind begins

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 10:56 -- geeta.nair

First rounds games to begin today

The International Braille Chess Association (IBCA) Asian Chess Championship for the Visually Challenged-2017 was inaugurated here on Wednesday. The first round games will begin on Thursday as teams from Yemen and the Philippines are to yet arrive, while teams from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are already here. The championship, hosted by Manipal University, is being organised by the All India Chess Federation for the Blind (AICFB) under the aegis of IBCA and All India Chess Federation.

WHITE GUIDE TO HELP VISUALLY IMPAIRED WALK WITH CONFIDENCE

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 10:55 -- geeta.nair

For visually impaired people it is not easy to find out who and what is around them. A walking stick is the only support which can boost their morale and help them escape all the hurdles.

According to the WHO’s report, 285 million people are estimated to be visually impaired worldwide in which 39 million are blind and 246 million have low vision. 82 per cent people living with blindness are aged 50 and above.

Drishti’ brightens lives of 800 cataract patients

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 10:44 -- geeta.nair

KOCHI: More than 800 patients got their vision back in 2016-17 after undergoing cataract surgery under Project Drishti, the flagship CSR initiative of Bharat Financial Inclusion Limited (BFIL).Project Drishti was implemented in association with Canada-based NGO OEU and Little Flower Hospital and Research Centre, Angamaly. “The organisers are planning to expand it to other districts by providing free cataract treatment to the poor,” stated an official release.

Secret Talks by MYOLO in association with BillionAbles

Secret Talks by MYOLO in association with BillionAbles

The world is full of people who judge on the basis of looks and the way we dress.

Imagine if everyone was blind? Imagine if people start loving with their heart instead of their eyes. Does the world look prettier?

If your answer is yes, join us in the 'Secret Talk' on 18th March at Lodhi Garden from 3 pm -6 pm where Billion Ables partners with MYOLO to bring to you a unique experience of the world which is not only pretty but full of people with their thoughts and different experiences.

Car Rally for the Blind

Car Rally for the Blind

Reminder & expend date till March 16, 2017

Car Rally for the Blind

Greetings from NAB Helpline

The date for Car Rally is set for 26 March 2017.

Rotary South is going to Organize Car rally with a partnership of NAB Delhi, on 26 March 2017, venue will be Bikram Hotel, reporting time 9:30 a.m.

The criteria for the rally are as under:

Nano-implant may help restore sight

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 11:00 -- geeta.nair

Scientists have developed a new eye implant, using arrays of silicon nanowires that sense light and electrically stimulate the retina, which may help restore vision in millions of people worldwide.

The advance brings us a step closer to restoring the ability of neurons in the retina to respond to light.

The researchers from University of California San Diego and US-based startup Nanovision Biosciences showed response to light in a rat retina interfacing with a prototype of the device in vitro.

Government to introduce comprehensive package for blind schools

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:42 -- geeta.nair

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government has decided to introduce a comprehensive package for the functioning of blind schools - government and aided - in the state.

The Cabinet meeting on Wednesday took the decision to bring in a package for fixing norms for such schools.  

The package will deal with all aspects related to the functioning of blind schools in the state including setting standards, finalising its norms, ensuring infrastructure facilities, staff pattern and appointments. However,  there is no time set for implementing the package. 

Smiles visually impaired woman

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 15:32 -- geeta.nair

Born sighted like any other person, she grew in a good health until 1955 when she lost her sight in a way that she branded as a ‘mysterious termite bite’ while sleeping in her aunt’s house.

Estere Chunga Malula, 72, is an inspirer and a mentor of many. She challenges all obstacles to her success, proving humankind wrong on thinking that the visually impaired cannot execute household chores or engage in other manual work.

Computer programming course

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 15:14 -- geeta.nair

Vision-Aid, a non profit serving the visually disadvantaged,  is back with an exciting program to teach Python programming.  After successfully completing a pilot for teaching computer programming for the visually impaired in 2016, we are thrilled to offer an even more comprehensive program in 2017.

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