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Assistant Professor

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 14:28 -- geeta.nair

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kota
2nd Floor, Prabha Bhawan, MNIT Campus,
Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Jaipur-302017
Jaipur (Rajasthan)
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Highlights of the advertisement are given below, for complete details visit  
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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.

Getting disability certificates becomes easier now

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 11:01 -- geeta.nair

arents 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.

Barnala admn website made compatible for visually impaired

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 10:41 -- geeta.nair

To provide effective e-governance facilities to the common man, the district administration has launched its revamped website, barnala.gov.in, which is readable to visually impaired people also. The NIC, Barnala, has connected its website with the S3WAAS platform.

Barnala Deputy Commissioner Dharam Pal Gupta said S3WAAS (secure, scalable and sugam website as a service) provided facilities like GIGW compliance, generic search, responsive design, etc. He also informed that all the content had been published in Bi-Lingual format, English and Punjabi.

India - Sri Lanka to play blind cricket series

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 12:24 -- koshy.mathew@ey...

The Indian blind cricket team will take part in a bilateral series against Sri Lanka. The series will consist of three one-day matches and five T20 games and will start from 15 July in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The matches between July 15 and 17 July will be played at Burgher Recreation Club in Colombo.thses will be the ODI matches the India and Sri Lanka Blind Cricket teams.

Three T20 matches on 19 July, 20 July and 23 July are to be held at the Air Force Ground and two T20 matches on July 24 at Burgher Recreation Club.

NID Ahmedabad reports rise in applications from people with disabilities

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 12:21 -- koshy.mathew@ey...

India's premier design institute, the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad has reported a rise in the number of applications under Persons with Disability (PWD) category. This year, NID received a total of 114 applications as against 78 last year. While the institute has roped in BM Institute of Mental Health to scrutinize the applications, they are also in talks to identify discipline-wise disability, to encourage such students.

He can’t see but has vision for football

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 11:59 -- geeta.nair

Moscow: While around 80,000 people savoured every moment of a hugely entertaining World Cup semi-final between Croatia and England at Luzhniki stadium here on Wednesday, Robert Holjevac listened to the gripping match at the stands because the 50-year-old Croatian has been completely blind since he was 15 years old. But lack of vision didn't prevent him from visualising the crucial moments of the game, which his beloved country won to reach their first final.

FB post helps visually impaired Bengaluru couple get bicycle for their daughter

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 11:35 -- koshy.mathew@ey...

When Manjushree, Nagesh and Sudha’s 8-year-old daughter, asked them for a bicycle, the couple was in a fix. Visually impaired and hailing from a poor background, the thought of telling their daughter that they would not be able to fulfil her wish was painful.

However, thanks to some Bengalureans who swung into action, Manjushree’s parents were able to make her little dream come true. On Wednesday morning, much to the little girl’s delight, she was presented with a bicycle – which she is persistently learning to master, her parents say.

Children with special needs in cradles cry for educators

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 14:47 -- koshy.mathew@ey...

Hyderabad: Tens and thousands of school children identified with various kinds of disabilities are left in the lurch in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh following non-appointment of special educators for the last four years. 

According to sources, there are 11,000 secondary schools for which both the States have been receiving funds under the Right to Education Act (RTE) from the Centre. 

Kind-hearted couple have adopted six BLIND children from around the world - including one little girl who was left to die in a trash can

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 13:01 -- koshy.mathew@ey...

A selfless couple have adopted six blind children from around the world - including a baby girl who was dumped in a trash can.

Joe and Karen Bartling, both 60, of Oakton, Virginia, dreamed of having a large family but struggled to conceive naturally after having their biological son Joel, 30.

Following failed IVF they turned to adoption and heard about a baby that had been abandoned in South Korean orphanage through a customer at Karen's doll store.

Uttarakhand HC issues directions to state to look after disabled children

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 11:32 -- geeta.nair

The Uttarakhand High Court on Wednesday issued a slew of directions to the state government to ensure that proper facilities are provided in schools to children with special needs.

A division bench of Justices Rajiv Sharma and Lokpal Singh passed the order after taking cognizance of a letter written by one Kamal Gupta four years ago highlighting the difficulties faced by children with special needs in pursuing education.

Making travel accessible to differently-abled

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 11:17 -- geeta.nair

BENGALURU: In order to provide hassle-free travel to the differently-abled, a startup named, Enable Travel was launched in 2017. Based in Mumbai, it covers more than 85 destinations. In India, they have designed itineraries for places such as Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bombay, Goa, Bangalore, Mysuru and Coorg. All itineraries have been specially designed keeping the disabilities in mind. On an average, they receive 12-15 enquiries every month from Karnataka.

Better tech than braille for blind now

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 11:00 -- geeta.nair

HYDERABAD: What if someone still uses Telegram as a primary tool for communicating with people even today? Isn’t that weird and outdated in this fast-paced world? Spending a huge amount only on improving Braille catalog in public libraries, printing Braille calendars, distributing Braille books of ancient scriptures are also as weird as the usage of telegram.

Teacher (Primary)

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 14:15 -- geeta.nair

GOVERNMENT OF NCT OF DELHI
Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board
FC-18, INSTITUTIONAL AREA, KARKARDOOMA,
DELHI-110092
Website: www.dsssb.delhigovt.nic.in
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A new jiant step forward

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 12:38 -- geeta.nair

I am extremely excited and at the same time nervous writing this mail.
Almost a decade ago we took our first step o audio describing the movie Black and prepared a special DVD of the movie that many of us enjoyed. We started with the vision that one day we will reach a stage where most of the movies released in Indian theatres  will provide us the option to listen to audio description through the headphone while we are sitting with our family and friends in the movie hall. 

India’s first dedicated Centre for Disability Studies opens in Mizoram

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

In a first for India, Mizoram chief minister Lal Thanhawla last week inaugurated the Centre for Disability Studies at the Mizoram University in Aizawl. The Centre has been set up by the Department of Person with Disabilities, under the aegis of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.

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