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Disabled friendly? Physically challenged persons continue to face problems at booths

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 11:01 -- geeta.nair

While efforts have been made to improve facilities at polling booths for persons with disabilities, there was quite a bit of disappointment reported by such persons with regard to their voting experience.

Voters with disability had to tackle issues such as steep or non-existent ramps, lack of railings along the ramps and unreachable EVMs and VVPATs.

Delhi: For visually impaired, voter IDs in braille

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 10:29 -- geeta.nair

Amidst the celebrations aimed at increasing election participation of persons with disabilities, Kavita’s father Rajinder (52) broke down. “We have been turned away by every school we approached for her admission,” he said.

It was a bittersweet moment for the family of a visually impaired girl from East Delhi who received a braille voter ID card Thursday. Kavita Kumar (19) was one of the 50 visually impaired people from the area, including a few first time voters, who collected the card from Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh at an event at Kashmere Gate.

Voice Vision Sponsored by Taksheel Foundation for the academic year 2019-20

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 15:02 -- geeta.nair

Scholarship Applications are open from,
Voice Vision Sponsored by Taksheel Foundation for the academic year 2019-20
Financial assistance is provided to visually impaired students pursuing graduation or diploma from any recognised institute in India. 
To apply now visit

Associate Professor and f Assistant Professor Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 14:42 -- geeta.nair

Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi
(A Central University established by an Act of Parliament of India in 2009)
Advt. No. CUJ/Advt./01/2018-19

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Closing date for submission of Online Application Form 23:59 hrs on 01st May, 2019

Visually challenged artistes from Pune commemorate PL Deshpande

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 10:24 -- geeta.nair

Visually challenged artistes will perform ‘Teen Paishacha Tamasha’, a play written by Pu La Deshpande, Marathi literature icon, to mark his 100th birth anniversary today.

The inaugural show of the play will take place today, at Balgandharva Rangmandir at 12.30 pm. The play has 27 visually challenged artistes in its cast, directed by Swagat Thorat and produced by Vina Dhole and Rashmi Pandhare.

Visually impaired players get the ball rolling at the National Blind Football Tournament

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 10:12 -- geeta.nair

Football is a sport that requires speed, strength, swiftness, and skill. It is known to be a tough game even for people who are athletic and able bodied. Now, imagine this sport being played by the visually impaired? Sounds impossible, isn’t it?


Executive Trainees , Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 14:42 -- geeta.nair

Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)
Human Resource Management, 7th Floor,
North Wing, Vikram Sarabhai Bhavan,
Anushaktinagar, Mumbai – 400 094
Advertisement No : NPCIL/HRM/ET/2019/01

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Last date for  online applications: 23.04.2019

Vocational Training to educated visually impaired persons for the year 2019-2020

1)      Turner operator:
Training for operating Lathe Machines with different fittings.
Specialized in manufacturing folding canes, long canes for the blind, and few other related items.
2)      Electric Motor Rewinding:
Training regarding rewinding coil jobs other types of motors namely single phase, 3 phase motors & mono of various horse powers, rewinding coils of different types.  Practical knowledge about repairing different electrical gadgets namely fans, iron, mixer, toaster etc.
3)        English Stenography:

Election Commission's PwD App has a welcome update for visually impaired voters

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 10:37 -- geeta.nair

The Election Commission of India (ECI)'s PwD App aims to make the voting process hassle free and accessible for people with disabilities. It allows voters to register themselves and has useful information regarding application status, polling booth location and lots more.

It might not be an easy-access election for all: PwD activists

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 10:12 -- geeta.nair

CHENNAI: When Ummul Khair decided to select her candidate from the Electronic Voting Machine, she realised that the button to select to finalise her vote was too far to reach. Thus, the wheelchair user and advocate had to speak to officials about the issue and seek assistance before she was able to vote.

Admin. / Commercial / Accounts Trainee (Channel C), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 12:47 -- geeta.nair

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL),
(Advt No. HAL/HR/36(98)/PWBD(IV)/2019

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The last date for receipt of applications is 2nd May 2019.

DC visits Home for the Blinds, gives tips to visually impaired aspirants to crack UPSC exam

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 11:53 -- geeta.nair

Lauds efforts of institution for their service to blind inmates

DC visits Home for the Blinds, gives tips to visually impaired aspirant to crack UPSC exam

Ferozepur April 15, 2019:  Deputy Commissioner, Ferozepur Chander Gaind, during his visit to the Home for the Blind, run by District Council for the Welfare of Handicapped – expressed his pleasures over its dedicated members to look after the visually-impaired inmates by providing them free lodging and boarding and education facility.

Visually impaired siblings make a mark

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 11:07 -- geeta.nair

Monday was a memorable day for Rajendra and Antony Mary,  a farmer couple from Shantipura in Mysuru district. Both  their children, who are visually impaired since birth, made  them proud by passing the II PU exams with flying colours.  Mary Abhinandana, older of the two children and a student Nataraja College, notched up 514 out of 600 

Visually-challenged footballers hope to be game changers

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 10:47 -- geeta.nair

BENGALURU: A football game without claps and cheering? Sounds strange? Not to this group of visually-challenged players, who participated in Blind Football, a fast-paced five-a-side game, which is played using a football with bells. Played on a smaller ground of 40x20 sq. m, there is more dribbling and short passing than that in the mainstream sport. Crowds remain silent to ensure players can hear the ball and fellow teammates. 

Assistant Hydrogeologist, Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 14:54 -- geeta.nair


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