Current Style: Standard

Current Size: 100%

What’s New

Lego Is Making Braille Bricks. They May Give Blind Literacy a Needed Lift

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 10:29 -- geeta.nair

Advocates say the product could transform reading for blind and visually impaired children, making the experience of learning Braille more inclusive and helping to combat what has been called a Braille literacy crisis.

A new effort is underway to help blind and visually impaired children more naturally learn to read Braille, a system based on different configurations of six small, raised dots that blind people read with their fingertips. And it is coming in the form of a favorite childhood toy: Lego bricks.

Online series Safe Cooking offers lessons specially for visually impaired people

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 11:03 -- geeta.nair

Are you a visually impaired person who wants to pick up some basic tips in cooking? Well, help is online in the form of a series called Safe Cookingon YouTube.

The brainchild of Sushmeetha Bubna, founder of Voice Vision, a well-known NGO for blind people, the series aims to empower people with visual impairments. Bubna is also the series host. The first episode is already out and focuses on the theoretical aspects of cooking.

Gurugram students design walking stick & self help shoes for visually impaired people

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 14:19 -- geeta.nair

In our weekly feature #TechThursdays we turn the spotlight on a school that
is going against the norm of marks and grades and encouraging its students
to develop lateral thinking skills.

What happens when you encourage students to come up with solutions to real
world problems and develop working prototypes of solutions, they have
proposed using latest technologies? You get an automated walking stick, 3D
printed braille cards, and "help me" shoes - all aimed at enabling visually
impaired people perform daily tasks with ease.

Education should not be self centred: Acharya

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 10:38 -- geeta.nair

Governor of Nagaland, PB Acharya and his wife with the students from the Visually Impaired School, Dimapur during the outreach programme held at Raj Bhavan on April 24. (DIPR Photo)

Kohima, April 24 (MExN): An outreach programme was held at the Raj Bhavan, Kohima for students from Visually Impaired School, Nutun Basti, Dimapur and Government Middle School, Officers’ Hill, Kohima on April 24.

Visually impaired make independent choice

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 10:24 -- geeta.nair

PANAJI: Sumera Khan, 19, didn’t think her first voting  experience would be so pleasant. The visually impaired  student from Curtorim constituency had seen many of her kind  go up to the polling booth but were forced to depend on someone else to execute the task for them. Making an independent  choice was simply not possible, until Tuesday. 

Upcoming dignity session on 27th April, Saturday

Dignity brings an open discussion of all genre for visually Impaired girls/ women that will boost up your confidence.
dignity on 27th April, Saturday. Do join us sharp from 11:00 am onwards.
Join the session and make it a happening one!
 Contact : 09871701646
  Venu: Silver Linings Siksha,
        A-1155,  1156
  Flat. no. 102, First floor.  (G D Colony).
  Mayur Vihar phase-3
  landmark: Above Royal spice restaurant
  Delhi: 110096.
 Waiting for you guys!

Officer (HR), Cement Corporation of India Ltd.

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 14:36 -- geeta.nair

Cement Corporation of India Ltd. (CCI)
(A Govt. of India Enterprise)
Regd. Office: Core-V
Scope Complex, 7 - Lodhi Road,
New Delhi-110003
Advertisement No. CO/02/2019 dt. 18.04.2019

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

Last date for receipt of application: 10th May 2019

CBSE to allow visual aids for disabled kids from 2020

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 10:44 -- geeta.nair

The CBSE students, from 2020, will be allowed to use magnifying glasses and portable video magnifiers during the Class X final examination.

CBSE, notifying the exemption said, “Alternative-type questions will be provided in lieu of questions having visual inputs for visually impaired candidates in social science. With effect from 2020, in lieu of large-font question papers, candidates will be allowed to use magnifying glasses/ portable video magnifiers.”

Multi Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff Examination 2019, SSC

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 12:42 -- geeta.nair

Government of India Staff Selection Commission Ministry of Personnel,
Public Grievances & Pensions, Block No. 12, CGO Complex,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110003.

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

Technical Skills Up gradation Training

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 15:00 -- geeta.nair

NAB Delhi is organizing a short duration computer training on advanced topics. This training is for those visually impaired candidates who have basic computer skills and want to upgrade their knowledge. This training will be most beneficial to job seekers and employed persons as it contains training on applications mostly used in office
Date: 29 April to 4 May 2019, Classes Monday-Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM
Topics included:
•        Windows 10 – navigation and settings
•        Microsoft Office Ribbon interface usage

Session On Career Growth And Succession Planning

BGFI is pleased to announce its next session in the month of  April on succession Planning and Career Growth as it holds a very  important place in every individual’s life. Details of the session:
Date: 27th April 2019 Time: 3-6 PM
Venue: Yashwantrao Chavan Pratishthan basement hall, Jagannathrao
Bosale Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021 - opposite Mantralay.
We aim to discuss following topics during the discussion:
  How to avoid stagnation in one’s career?
 How to prepare for studying abroad and the challenges to be considered?

Suriya Foundation: Helping poor, disabled kids get a new life

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 13:18 -- geeta.nair

Bengaluru: The Suriya Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation from Bengaluru, aims to provide quality education to visually impaired and economically weaker sections. "Along with education, we also support the students with basic necessities like as food, clothing and medical services," said Mr Saravana, one of the founders of the Suriya Foundation, while talking to Deccan Chronicle.

India needs more eye doctors’

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 13:10 -- geeta.nair

Conference on retinal surgery inaugurated

India is expected to have a large diabetic population of about seven crore by 2025. The progression and severity of diabetic retinopathy is directly related to the duration of diabetes and early medical intervention is necessary to prevent visual impairment, Governor Banwarilal Purohit said here on Sunday.

Braille voter’s slips, dummy ballots in capital

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 12:57 -- geeta.nair

524 electors with visual impairment in Thiruvananthapuram

This election, the two Lok Sabha constituencies in Thiruvananthapuram district will have Braille voter’s slips and dummy ballot papers in Braille to help out voters with visual impairment.

Usually, visually challenged voters cast their votes with the help of an assistant. This time, they will have an option. ,” Chief Electoral Officer Teeka Ram Meena said.

A session on managing your own career for people with visual impairments

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 10:59 -- geeta.nair

With the aim of empowering people with visual impairments with useful information, the BGFI-Blind Graduates Forum of India has been organizing sessions from time to time.

For people with visual impairments, professional life can be challenging, requiring them to make more efforts to get promotions and move upwards.

Understanding how that can be done can make a huge difference in lives of blind professionals and job seekers.


Facebook comments

Subscribe to What’s New