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Wed, 07/18/2012 - 18:10 -- admin

National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) 

(An autonomous organization under the Deptt. of School Education & Literacy, MHRD Govt. of India) 

RNIB unlocks power of Freeview+ for blind people

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 18:09 -- admin

The Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) has announced new technology that will enable blind and partially sighted people to independently record programmes and pause live TV on Freeview+.

The charity has designed a new text-to-speech service, utilising technology from IVONA, that will be made available on the TVonics DTR-HD500 Freeview+ HD receiver.

County Council meeting to address disabilities board

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 18:07 -- admin

Greenville County Council has scheduled a public forum for today to gather input on issues surrounding the operations of the county’s Disabilities and Special Needs Board.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at County Square at 301 University Ridge.

The forum was called after complaints from families of clients who receive services from the board.

“The public is encouraged to attend and participate in this forum,” County Council Chairman Butch Kirven said.

ASUS netbooks at a subsidised cost for the visually impaired

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 18:03 -- admin

Mitra Jyothi is providing ASUS netbooks at subsidised cost of Rs. 9000. This scheme is for students who need computer for help with their higher education. These netbooks have been reconfigured for persons with low vision and blindness by installing all the required free and open source software.

Eligibility Criteria:

a) This scheme is only for students with low vision or blindness studying in 11th standard, 12th standard, or higher education.

b) Basic knowledge of computers is a must.


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