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ALVA Delphi Multi Media 480

With Double Touch Cursors, four navigation keys and three operating keys, the ALVA Delphi MultiMedia 480 braille display offers full access to even the most complicated graphic screens. And thanks to its comprehensive, slim, and ergonomic design, an ALVA Delphi Multimedia braille display is both easy and comfortable to use. A computer keyboard can easily be placed on top of it.

Government should commit to “inclusive education” of visually impaired children

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 17:45 -- admin

Participants at a day’s forum in Ho on Wednesday urged government to demonstrate commitment to “inclusive education” for children with visual impairment.

They said few children with disabilities who found themselves in segregated special schools have difficulty integrating into the larger society after their training and that children with disabilities have the right to “inclusive education”.

ALVA Delphi MultiMedia 440

With its Double Touch Cursors, four navigation keys and three operating keys, the ALVA Delphi MultiMedia 440 offers full access to even the most complicated graphic screens. And thanks to its comprehensive, slim, and ergonomic design, the ALVA Delphi Multimedia 440 is both easy and comfortable to use. A notebook computer can easily be placed on top of it.

Enabling the Disabled

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 17:43 -- admin

IMAGINE you are arriving late at night in Singapore. You check into one of the most modern hotels there but you are not able to get to your floor because you (being vision-impaired) can’t navigate the buttons on the lift and the lift doesn’t tell you which floor you’re on. So you go back to the reception desk to ask someone to take you up to your room.

ALVA Braille Terminal 320

With this 23-cell braille display, a maximum of twenty characters can be represented in braille. Three additional status cells provide information on the position of the PC cursor, the position of the braille display and typography (underlining, italic, bold, etc)., , The ABT320 is lightweight and therefore easy to take along. You need only a single parallel or serial cable for operation.

`Talking equipment' for visually challenged physiotherapists

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 17:42 -- admin

The Xavier's Resource Centre for the Visually Challenged (XRCVC) on Thursday launched fully accessible `talking electrotherapy physiotherapy equipment', for the visually challenged physiotherapists.

Dr Sam Taraporevala, director of XRCVC, told reporters today that this was a "breakthrough", as in the absence of accessible devices, the visually challenged physiotherapists relied on various kinds of adaptations and work-arounds.

ALVA 584 Satellite Pro

Part of the award-winning Satellite series of Refreshable Braille Displays from ALVA ( http://www.aagi.com/catalogue/ProductVersion.asp?SerieSat) the ALVA Satellite 584 Pro is for professionals and braille enthusiasts. , , It has an extra wide braille display which may be used for high-resolution applications, DOS Windows and data intensive programs. It is designed for use with graphical user interfaces including internet applications, databases and spreadsheets.AL

Web radio works wonders for the blind

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 17:41 -- admin

Satish Navale, the man behind the Braille Vani web radio for the visually-impaired, on Tuesday demonstrated how to plant saplings to visually impaired students in Nashik, Pune and Assam.

Braille Vani is the brainchild of Navale, a former visually impaired student of the University of Pune (UoP).

The 25-minute programme, which was aired from 107.4 FM of UoP through teleconferencing, was coordinated by public information officer of Rahuri Krushi Vidyapeeth, Sandeep Patil, and retired IAS officer from Assam, Mohini Mohan Budagoa. The programme was conducted in Hindi.

ALVA 570 Satellite Pro

Part of the award-winning Satellite series of Refreshable Braille Displays from ALVA ( http://www.aagi.com/catalogue/ProductVersion.asp?SerieSat) the ALVA Satellite 570 Pro is for professionals and braille enthusiasts. , , With a 70-cell wide display, the Satellite 570 Pro was designed to meet most users requirements with a wide desktop display. It is the first desktop braille display designed specifically for a graphical interface that gives users the advantage of a wide braille line.

Winning against all obstacles

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 17:39 -- admin

Learning about how a sound ball works and the game of cricket be played with the specially designed ball, was a defining moment in the life of Vaishnav Mahender. Mahender, who suffers from irreversible vision impairment and 13 other visually impaired cricketers, recently represented India at the international level.

“When a blind man cries”

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 17:38 -- admin

“When a blind man cries, there is no sadder tale”, lyrics from a song by a popular American band became a reality today at the state guest house.Special rapporteur (Disabilities) of the National Human Rights Commission P K Pincha, when expounding on the plight of the disabled had a similar effect to the physically challenged persons among others at the 2 days State consultation on rights of persons with Disabilities Act, 2011 which was organized by the Spastic Society of Manipur at the state guest house located at Sanjenthong today.

ALVA 544 Satellite

The ALVA 544 Satellite is part of the award-winning Satellite series of Refreshable Braille Displays from ALVA. ( http://www.aagi.com/catalogue/ProductVersion.asp?SerieSat). , , It is a 44-cell Refreshable Braille Display package that's ultra light and highly compatible. It combines versatility with an enhanced ergonomic design. Utilizing both Double Touch Cursors and the new Satellite Key Pads, the ALVA Satellite offers complete access to even the most complex applications.

Banks disable the visually impaired

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 17:37 -- admin

If you're visually challenged, you can certainly play the piano, but you can't get money out of most ATM machines in hi-tech Bangalore.

It is surprising that though ATM facilities are widely available, the visually challenged are unable to make use of them -- all because some banks allegedly refuse to provide ATM cards, while others do not even open accounts.

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