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Meet Baby Girija, a visually-challenged teacher from Kerala who has become a leading light to students by converting books into Braille

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 11:07 -- geeta.nair

For students at the Government School for the Visually Impaired in Thiruvananthapuram, Baby Girija is a leading light who endeavours to blot out the darkness of ignorance in their lives

High-school student Suraj Krishna cheerfully and meticulously spells out Braille codes for all the Malayalam characters he has learnt so far to his teacher Baby Girija. As he finishes his recital, the teacher gives him a warm pat on his back. “He joined us only three months ago. He’s a quick learner,” Baby says with a smile.

Visually impaired Odisha girl cracks state civil services exam in first attempt

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 10:51 -- geeta.nair

Tapaswini Das lost her eyesight while she was studying in Std 2 in Bhubaneswar’s DAV School, secured 161st rank in the Odisha Civil Services examination 2018 conducted by Odisha Public Service Commission.

The negligence by doctors in a premeier hospital in the city during a operation in 2003 cost Tapaswini Das her eyesight, but it could not deter the 23-year-old girl to crack the Odisha civil services exam the results of which were announced on Monday.

MTS Laboratory

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 14:48 -- geeta.nair

Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Science for Women
(University of Delhi),
Vasundhara Enclave, Delhi – 110096
Advt. No. SRCASW/NTAdv.01/2019/ 

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Last date for receipt of Application Form: 24th January 2020

How can visually impaired persons join the workforce

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 11:22 -- geeta.nair

Gathering social parity with an aim to involve the physically challenged individuals is the first step for growth in the economy that offers more sustainability for an environment that is more inclusive. With social inclusiveness and awareness amongst the masses with no biases for people belonging to different backgrounds or inabilities there has been more acceptance shown in the society towards the visually impaired.

TMC set to open school for visually impaired

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 11:12 -- geeta.nair

Thane Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) will bring visually impaired students studying in civic schools across the city in one centre and provide them with special teaching methods. There are 34 students who will be enrolled in a school at Kopri, Thane, in the new academic year in June.

“In the first year, we will only enroll students from civic schools. Gradually, we open it for admissions for other students. By then, students and teachers will get used to the new teaching methods,” said Manish Joshi, deputy municipal commissioner, TMC.

Assistant Grade - I, Inspecting Officer (Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB)

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 15:58 -- geeta.nair

Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board
No. F.4 (360)/ P&P/DSSSB/2020/Advt./3098

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PGT (Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB)

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 11:58 -- geeta.nair

Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB)
No. F.1 (01)/DSSSB/P&P/2020/Advt./ 3085

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Dining blindfolded for a cause

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 10:47 -- geeta.nair

To create awareness on the challenges faced by the visually challenged and to raise funds for a ‘talking library’, a fund-raising event was organised in Salem.

The unique part of the event was that the guests were asked to dine blindfolded. Dinner was served for them and they were blindfolded to have ‘dinner in the dark’.

Visually impaired Easton native finds ‘a different path’ as an engineer

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 16:18 -- geeta.nair

Jack Duffy-Protentis said he has enjoyed working with his hands since childhood and looks forward to working in the automotive industry.

EASTON — Jack Duffy-Protentis is less than a year away from graduating and starting a career as an engineer, a field that he enjoys because it allows him to work with his hands.

In addition to being a college student and learning concepts from chemistry and physics he has applied to his work, the Easton native has faced another challenge: being visually impaired.

Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB)

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 14:44 -- geeta.nair

Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board FC-18, INSTITUTIONAL AREA,
No. F.4 (361)/P&P/ DSSSB /2020/Advt./3100

Opening Date of Application: 24/01/2020 (24 th January 2020)
Closing Date of Application: 23/02/2020 (23rd February 2020)

Walk of a kind

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 12:01 -- geeta.nair

A blindfolded walk held on IIT campus

“Wearing glasses is one thing and being totally blind is another,” said Vishwas M. Shetty, who participated in a blindfolded walk on the IIT-M campus on Sunday.

The Master’s student at the IIT-Madras said he had to wear glasses to correct his short sight. But Sunday’s experience at the event called ‘a walk in the dark’ gave him a perspective of what his friend Vishnu, a visually challenged person, faces every day.

“It is all about trust. I am going wherever he [the volunteer guide] is taking me,” he said.

When ophthalmologists saw the world through Braille

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 11:38 -- geeta.nair

Visually challenged children lead workshop for doctors

In a paradox of sorts, ophthalmologists in the city on Sunday took part in a workshop led by visually challenged children. They taught the doctors how they saw the world through Braille and how they utilised modern technology to be part of mainstream society.

special computer and English course for Visually Impaired,

Fri, 01/03/2020 - 14:04 -- geeta.nair

Samarthanam Trust for the disabled
,Chhatarpur New Delhi.
We offer a special computer and English course for Visually Impaired, physical handicap and
Underprivileged People with diability for the duration of 3 months.
Curriculum of the course :-  MS excel  MS word
 MS power point  Use of Internet  Classes for improving English communication skills and
soft skills
To get enrolled:-
1.The aspirants must be minimum 10th pass and between 18-35 years of age

Screening of Dabangg 3 on 5TH Jan at 1:30 PM

BGFI's Inclusive Screening of Dabangg 3 on 5TH Jan at 1:30 PM: 
With courtesy of Salman Khan Films (SKF), the movie Dabangg 3, starring Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Kichu  Sudeep, and Saieem Manjrekar, directed by Prabhudeva  has an audio description facility
recorded by Saksham and which can be enjoied through XLCinema application. We thank SKF for understanding the needs of people with blindness and taking a step towards making Indian cinema inclusive. We hope that the entire film industry will contribute in this as well.

JUNIOR ASSOCIATES (Customer Support & Sales) in clerical cadre in State Bank of India.

Fri, 01/03/2020 - 11:56 -- geeta.nair

State Bank of India (SBI)
(Advertisement No. CRPD/CR/2019-20/20)

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New Braille calendar in Odia for the visually impaired

Fri, 01/03/2020 - 10:27 -- geeta.nair

The visually impaired in Odisha will welcome the New Year with a new calendar for 2020 like all others.

Braille calendars with Odia information from the Odia almanac that were printed by the Red Cross Computerised Braille Press of Berhampur for free distribution have already reached most institutions in the State. Due to the efforts of Bijay Kumar Rath, a visually impaired social activist, who served as the manager of this Braille press in the past, printing and free distribution of Braille calendars in Odia language was started in 1992.


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