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Setting sight on success, visually challenged Shibli enrols for PhD

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 11:19 -- geeta.nair

First such research scholar in management studies in Kannur University

Twenty-seven-year-old K. Shibli, who is visually impaired since birth, is now an inspiration to several students at Kannur University.

On World Sight Day on Thursday, Shibli, who is the first visually challenged student to enrol as a PhD scholar in business management at the university, stood as a role model for many differently abled.

Differently abled get ‘privilege cards’

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 11:13 -- geeta.nair

Rajan Eye Care Hospital launched an initiative to distribute ‘privilege cards’ to differently abled persons. The event was organised as part of World Sight Day, observed on the second Thursday of October every year, said Mohan Rajan, the chairman of the hospital.

There are around 180 to 200 million blind people all over the world. The theme for this year is vision first, he said.

Blindness In India Reduced By 47 Per Cent Since 2007: Report

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 10:57 -- geeta.nair

NEW DELHI, Oct 10 (PTI): The prevalence of blindness in India has come down by around 47 per cent since 2007, according to a government survey released on Thursday, indicating that the country is close to achieving the WHO”s goal of reducing it to 0.3 per cent of the total population by 2020.

Diabetes leading to blindness: Survey

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 10:47 -- geeta.nair

Fast growing diabetes is leading to blindness and visual impairment due to poor blood sugar control among patients. According to the diabetes and diabetic retinopathy survey by the AIIMS conducted between 2015 to 2019, one in eight persons above 50 years in India is a diabetic.

One in every 46 diabetics is blind and one in seven diabetics has some form of impairment in their vision due to high blood sugar levels

Assistant Professor , Satyawati College (Evening) DU

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 12:29 -- geeta.nair

Satyawati College (Evening)
University of Delhi
Ashok Vihar Phase-III,
Delhi – 110052
Phone: 011-27213402

Highlights of the advertisement are given below, for complete details visit or refer to the Employment News dated 5th October  2019, page no.34

The last date for receipt of online application is 19.10.2019

Coming soon, a cheap kindle for visually impaired

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 10:55 -- geeta.nair

A kindle for visually impaired students is expected to hit the markets in six months — one that wouldn’t cost a bomb. The International Institute of Information Technology, Bengaluru (IIIT-B), has tied up with IT firm Touchetech Labs and non-profit organisation Vision Empower to produce what may be India’s cheapest Refreshable Braille Reader (RBD), or the kindle for visually impaired.

Originally conceived by Paul D’ Souza 

Visit Goa-For Visually Impaired Community With Their Friends And Family

In the series of our Domestic & International Trips, Here we come with one more trip for You All.
Imagine yourself sitting in cool weather on a Sandy Beach where large Waves of the Sea are touching your feet YES, YES, YES - You are thinking right GOA. Pack your bags and Get ready for some Mauj & Masti in the Most

Check-in : 21 Nov.2019

Check out: 24 Nov.2019

Duration: 03 Nights /04 Days

Hotel Details-   Red Fox Hotel Morjim North Goa  (4** Trip Advisor) or similar

Total Cost per Person: INR* 5990/-on Triple Sharing Basis.

AIIMS, Health Ministry launch ‘eDantSeva’ website and app

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 10:17 -- geeta.nair

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said the digital platform will provide oral health information gathered from authentic scientific resources and connect the people to timely advise for managing any dental emergency or oral health problem.

The website also provides GPRS route and satellite images of the facility for easier access to the people.

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences in collaboration with the Union Health Ministry on Monday launched the first-ever website and mobile application on oral health awareness.


Mon, 10/07/2019 - 12:16 -- geeta.nair

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE EMPOWERMENT OF PERSONS WITH VISUAL DISABILITIES (DIVYANGJAN) (Department of Disability Affairs, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India)
davp 38102/11/0001/1920

Highlights of the advertisement are given below, for complete details visit

Last date of receipt of applications is : 18.10.2019

University of Mumbai student is India’s first blind woman with PhD in German studies

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 10:49 -- geeta.nair

When it was time for Sunil and Shubha Jangam to enrol their daughter Urvi, who was born without sight, into school, they took her to a school for the blind. At the time, they’d thought Urvi’s blindness would be a disability, but as it turned out, there would be no holding Urvi back. After a stellar academic career, last week, Urvi, 31, became the first blind female student in India to be awarded a PhD in German studies.

Membership Support Personal

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 16:08 -- geeta.nair

Bookshare is inviting applications for a post of ‘Membership Support Personal’. The position requires the following:
-Fluency in English, Hindi. Any other languages will be considered as additional benefit.
The candidate must have good knowledge of ‘Assistive Technology’ including screen readers for Windows, Android and IOS platforms.
Knowledge of reading e-content on the above platforms will be encouraged.
Interested candidates must send in their complete resume along with expected salary by E-mail to:


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