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Kanthari Talks looks to create changemakers in society.

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 10:42 -- geeta.nair

The tenth anniversary of ‘Kanthari Talks’, a platform to create changes in the society, will be held in Bengaluru on November 24 and 25 at St John’s Auditorium, Koramangala.
The theme this year is ‘Change from Within’, which aims to encourage people who want to make a change. ‘Kanthari Talks’ is the culmination of a seven-month leadership course, which has people sharing their life story as well as solutions for issues  they have been facing, which they will implement in their own societies. 

Invitation for RevvUp- Inclusive Bowling at Appu Ghar Express, Noida.

We are back with another edition of “RevvUp-Inclusive Bowling”. So be ready to hit the pins from your balls with our venue partner “Appu Ghar Express” as well as enjoy some more games inside the venue such as “Billiards”, “Air Hockey” etc. along with delicious snacks.

This special all inclusive bowling is custom planned to cater to all your expectations and needs. Special care will be taken to make this a seamless experience for you.

New Madiba statue allows the blind to 'see

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 11:23 -- geeta.nair

A new statue at Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton is aimed at making the "impossible possible" by letting visually impaired people "see" the late statesman.

Exxaro mining, Rotarians of Rotary District 9400, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the South African National Council for the Blind and Stanlib partnered to create the 1m  replica of the Mandela statue that will be unveiled by the struggle icon's widow Graça Machel in Sandton on Friday afternoon.

Exxaro CEO Mxolisi Mgojo said they wanted to make the "impossible possible".
 

Now, smart classrooms for the visually challenged

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 11:08 -- geeta.nair

Now, smart classrooms for the visually challenged.

Keltron sets up classrooms at ₹2.25 lakh each at Government School for the Visually Impaired

Two smart classrooms set up at the Government School for the Visually Impaired at Vazhuthacaud here have raised the hopes of improving standards at the school and transforming it into a centre of excellence.

520 take part in sports, games for differently-abled

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 10:52 -- geeta.nair

Madurai: As many as 520 differently-abled people, including 145 girls and women, took part in the district level athletics and games held at MGR Race Course Stadium in Madurai.

The sports development authority of Tamil Nadu (SDAT) in coordination with the differently abled welfare department organised the event aimed at giving mental and physical motivation to differently abled people. 

Assistant Professor

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 12:38 -- geeta.nair

Dr.Y.S.R. HORTICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
ADMNISTRATIVE OFFICE, P.O.BOX.NO.7,
VENKATARAMANNAGUDEM – 534 101 W.G.Dt. A.P.
Advt.No.2/RC/Ser(T)/ 2018

Highlights of the advertisement are given below, for complete
details visit www.drysrhu.edu.in

Last date of receipt of applications: 17.12.2018

Applications are invited in the prescribed form for the posts of Assistant Professor.

Post: Assistant Professor
Department: 1. 

Capital hosts first inter-state cricket contest for blind women

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:46 -- geeta.nair

Under the November sun, 27 young women participated in what the Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) calls the country’s first inter-state women’s blind cricket tournament. As the temperature rose through the day, so did the competition, with cheers on both sides getting louder.

Were PWDs not involved in design of poll facilities?

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:26 -- geeta.nair

HYDERABAD: Lot of efforts are being taken to make polling booths accessible to persons with disabilities, but are they bearing fruit? In a video that has emerged from Siddipet, a person with locomotive disability is seen describing how ramps laid out at polling booths in Koheda village are not easy to use. 

Differently abled wait for benefits 2 years after Centre passes Act

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 11:04 -- geeta.nair

BENGALURU: Two years after the Parliament passed the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill-2016 and enacted it as a law, Karnataka is yet to implement the Act. Among the benefits to be extended to the differently-abled persons, in accordance with the Act, are issuing of smart cards, giving two-wheelers specially designed for those with locomotor disability, and talking laptops for the blind.

Disability panel head fights to reach office daily

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 10:30 -- geeta.nair

NEW DELHI:  While the Delhi administration is trying to make all government buildings disabled-friendly over the next few years, the person behind the change in attitude, State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities T D Dhariyal faces a daily battle to access his office. Situated in the busy and congested Mata Sundari Road atDaryaganj in Old Delhi, the office of the commissioner for persons with disabilities has an uneven, narrow entrance through a lane crowded with street vendors and vehicles, sometimes even trucks which block all access. 

Meet Alexandria’s 9-year-old braille champion

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:18 -- geeta.nair

Noa Hottin’s life is far from ordinary. Hottin, at 9 years old, has already lived in three countries and speaks four languages – he’s also been blind since birth and spent a period of time selectively mute.

As such, he’s faced challenges that many of his fourth grade peers have never even had to think about. Despite his unusual set of circumstances, he has continued to tackle challenges and to thrive while doing so.

IFFI 2018: Special screening of Sholay and Hichki for the visually impaired

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 10:35 -- geeta.nair

Goa: The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is all set to roll out the red carpet to host the film fraternity in Goa. While cine-goers delight in watching films, the festival also ensures inclusivity and accessibility is maintained so as to spread the joy of cinema through all sections of the society.

Since 2016, the programming package has included a special curated section for the differently-abled. This year the festival brings two Hindi favourites – Sholay and Hichki, for the benefit of the visually impaired children.

Medical Social Worker and Health Educator

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 15:08 -- geeta.nair

North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health &
Medical Sciences Mawdiangdiang,
Shillong-793019
Advertisement No. NEIGR-E.III/8/2015/Pt.II

Highlights of the advertisement are given below, for complete details visit http://neigrihms.gov.in  or refer to the
Employment News dated 10th November 2018, page no.16

Last date of receipt of applications: 09.12.2018

Special Recruitment drive for filling up of vacancies for the Persons with Disability (PwDs)

Accounts Apprentices, National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL)

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:08 -- geeta.nair

National Insurance Company Ltd (NICL)

Highlights of the advertisement are given below, for complete details visit https://nmk.co.in/s/wp-
content/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/NICL_150-Accounts_Apprentices.pdf

Last Date for Online Registration 27th November, 2018

National Insurance Company Ltd. invites applications for recruitment of 150 (One Hundred Fifty) Accounts Apprentices from open market. 

Prez to honour visually impaired teacher

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:37 -- geeta.nair

Tribune News Service

Patiala, November 14

An assistant professor of Punjabi University, Dr Kiran Kumari, will get the Role of Model award from President Ram Nath Kovind on the International Day of Disabled Persons on December 3 in Delhi.

At present, she is associated with the Department of Social Sciences. Despite being blind, she has been performing her duties with full of dedication. One of her students has already completed PhD under her guidance. 

Five other students are enrolled under for PhD while 7 are pursuing MPhil.

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