Sakshi Srivastava (27) was once dejected in life with the sudden impairment of her vision. She who loves colours and books is now left with just 8 per cent of her vision.
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.
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.
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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.
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?
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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.
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.
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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.
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
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.
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Our guest writer this week is Arun Dua from Chandigarh. Dua works with the
NGO Disha, which produces audio books for visually impaired people and
offers advocacy, counselling, empowerment and support for assistive