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State agrees to allot MBBS seat to visually impaired aspiran

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 10:29 -- geeta.nair

Madurai: The state government has given an undertaking before the Madurai bench of Madras high court agreeing to allot an MBBS seat to a visually impaired medical aspirant.
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Clerk-cum-Junior Data Entry Operators, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 14:28 -- geeta.nair

Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
(Established by the State Legislature Act No.21 of 1969)
Advertisement No. 4/2019

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

Last date for on-line Registration/submission of application. : 02.08.2019

Online applications are invited from eligible candidates for various Teaching and NonTeaching posts in the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar as per details given below:

Hindi Scan to Speech Reading Software

Hindi Scan to Speech reading software.
The software has been developed keeping in mind the features which been missing till now. It's main feature are given below:
·         Has inbuilt Hindi OCR which provides the output in Unicode text and has high recognition accuracy
·         Adjust the reading speed and volume as per your requirement.
·         Navigation: We can navigate the text between sentence and paragraph mode.
·         Voices: Comes with Lekha voice as standard. Neel voice is available separately as well.

Visually impaired get tips on skill development in Hyderabad

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 10:49 -- geeta.nair

HYDERABAD: “Even charity has become a rat race today. We have many NGOs which claim to do good work for the visually impaired, but there are very few which actually empower them.

There are, however, a few institutes like LV Prasad Eye Institute and ‘youth4jobs’ who are putting in phenomenal efforts to help them. Our organisation wants to be the bridge connecting these institutes with the visually impaired,” says Uma Shankar Veeravalli from the ‘Voice of VIP’.

Viewing the draft National Education Policy 2019 through the disability lens - Guest column by Shampa Sengupta

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:49 -- geeta.nair

72% of India's disabled children between 0-5 years miss out on an education, while just 61% of disabled children between 5 to 19 years attend school, says a UN report. Things the draft National Education Policy fails to take into account, as disability rights activist Shampa Sengupta points out.

Brain implant restores partial vision to blind people

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:45 -- geeta.nair

Medical experts hail ‘paradigm shift’ of implant that transmits video images directly to the visual cortex, bypassing the eye and optic nerve.


Guardian staff reporter

Sat 13 Jul 2019 07.51 BST

Partial sight has been restored to six blind people via an implant that transmits video images directly to the brain.

Some vision was made possible – with the participants’ eyes bypassed – by a video camera attached to glasses which sent footage to electrodes implanted in the visual cortex of the brain.

Himachal Pradesh government urged to implement HC order to provide free education to disabled’

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:32 -- geeta.nair

Himachal Pradesh government has been urged to implement the High Court order to provide free education and accessible libraries in educational institutions to visually impaired and other disabled students.


In a letter to Chief Minister Jairam Thakur, State Disability Advisory Board’s expert member Ajai Srivastava said Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed the government to provide free education to the disabled students up to the university level.

RBI to come up with mobile app to identify currency for visually impaired

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 11:08 -- geeta.nair

The Reserve Bank of India will come out with a mobile application to help visually challenged people in identifying currency notes as cash still remains a dominant mode of transaction. At present, banknotes in the denominations of Rs 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 2,000 are in circulation, besides Re 1 notes issued by the Centre.

The RBI said that identification of banknote denomination is key to successful completion of cash-based transactions by visually impaired persons.

Technology comes to aid

Vishal Deshmukh is a 39-year-old visually impaired person who lives in Nashik, Maharashtra. He had lost his vision during his last year of graduation due to Retinal detachment. He wasn’t able to cope with the sudden loss of sight and had to ultimately drop out of college. After a span of two years, he decided to search for employment opportunities rather than sit idle at home. With the help of a trainer and his friend, he started a mainstream computer training institute in his place.

Cricket tourney for visually impaired held at Bhaderwah

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 10:09 -- geeta.nair

A 3-day cricket tournament for the visually impaired persons will be held from 13 July 2019. Cricket Association for Blind J&K will organise the tournament in collaboration with District Administration Doda and Red Cross Society.
The objective behind the tournament is to encourage the visually challenged persons of this mountainous district to take part in the sports and boost their moral.
The tournament is being organised by Cricket Blind Association J&K in collaboration with Chairman District Red Cross Society Doda.

From victim to crusader


 20-year-old Pramod Kumar is in his final year of graduation. As   someone who was born blind, Pramod went through his fair share   of struggles, especially to pursue education. His two younger sisters,   Gudiya  (15) and Priyanka (11) are also blind by birth. All three siblings went   to a special school for persons with disabilities in Tiloi, Uttar Pradesh. 

Call for participation, faculty development program on Academic Accessibility and Disability inclusion

"Faculty Development Program on Academic Accessibility and Disability Inclusion"
Organized By:
Faculty Development Centre,
Savitribai Phule Pune University.
Concept Note:
•       People with disabilities in India are often left out of mainstream
education because of unawareness amongst educational institutions and
academician, limited infrastructural resources and lack of training in
this regard. It is believed that barely two per cent of the 70 million
persons with disabilities have access to education in India. Hence the


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