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Mega Dots

MegaDots is a mature DOS braille translator with powerful features for the volume transcriber and producer. Its straightforward, style-based system and automated features let you create great braille with only a few keystrokes

Practice, not loss of sight, improves sense of touch in the blind

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 16:43 -- admin

New research from McMaster may answer a controversial question: do the blind have a better sense of touch because the brain compensates for vision loss or because of heavy reliance on their fingertips?

The study, published in the most recent edition of the Journal of Neuroscience, suggests daily dependence on touch is the answer.

GOODFEEL Lite

The GOODFEEL Lite Version gives you all the features of the full product but limits you to just one of these formats: instrumental music, vocal parts or keyboard., , GOODFEEL converts music files to braille. It transcribes instrumental parts, vocal solos, keyboard works and full orchestral scores from beginner through the advanced intermediate levels. , , With GOODFEEL® combined with a few mainstream products, any sighted musician can prepare a braille score without needing to be a Braille music specialist.

GOODFEEL® Braille

GOODFEEL converts music files to braille. It transcribes instrumental parts, vocal solos, keyboard works and full orchestral scores from beginner through the advanced intermediate levels. , , With GOODFEEL® combined with a few mainstream products, any sighted musician can prepare a braille score without needing to be a Braille music specialist. Blind users can make sound recordings and print and Braille editions of their compositions and arrangements. Music scanning software can be used to speed data entry.

Admissions in DU for PwDs from 28 May to 8 June 2011

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 16:41 -- admin

This year the admission for students with disabilities to under graduate courses in Delhi University will be conducted during 28 may to 8 June 2011. This is significantly different from the schedules of previous years when the admissions used to be conducted during 1 to 15 June.

The admission process of PwDs is conducted centrally. They do not need to go to the different colleges. They just need to walk in to the DSW office near University Main Gate, Delhi 7 with their 12th certificates and disability certificates.

She can't see but her dreams closer with 95% in CBSE exams

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 16:40 -- admin

A national-level chess champion, an athlete and now a school topper — Rinku Shekhawat from DPS RK Puram scored 94% in humanities in her CBSE Class XII exams. Her joy knew no bounds on Monday while her family back in Sikar in Rajasthan was celebrating like never before. Rinku cannot see. But she can see her dreams coming true now.

No sight no flight?

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 16:38 -- admin

Even the skies don’t care for blind people in India. After Kingfisher Airlines recently made a woman get off a flight because she was blind, we ran a reality check on other domestic airlines and found that contrary to international practices, most carriers in India do not allow blind people to travel independently.

When we called the tele-booking counters for Jet Airways, Kingfisher, Spice Jet, Go Air and Indigo, requesting to book a ticket for a blind adult who would travel unaccompanied, all of the above refused.

Colleges haven’t done enough

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 16:37 -- admin

Online junior college admission forms give students 30 options, but for Akansha Jadhav, 16, there are only four colleges to choose from. A visually impaired student of New English School, Bandra, Jadhav was shocked to learn that only four city colleges have self-vision centres. Self-vision centres cater to visually impaired students and are equipped with open source screen reading software, screen magnifying tools, and a data bank of Braille notes and audio academic CDs. Certain centres also store newspapers and novels in Braille to ensure that the students are aware of general affairs.

Computer hub for disabled

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 16:35 -- admin

Gauhati University will set up a special centre to train hearing and visually impaired students of the state in computer skills.

The university has signed an MoU with the National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd recently. NTPC will provide necessary infrastructure to the centre.

It will be run by the department of disabilities studies of the university.

Kishore Mohan Bhattacharya, who is heading the department, said the department had already received most of the necessary equipment like computers to start the centre.

Lingaraju, Visually Impaired but with a Vision for Dance

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 16:33 -- admin

He started learning classical dance when he was only 7. Now at 22, Lingaraju, the only male artiste in Samarthanam's Sunadha dance troupe, is an accomplished dancer.

He has performed in Australia, Italy and the US and at prestigious events like the Hampi and Anegundi festivals in India.

That may sound ordinary, but there is something special about him. He has achieved it in spite of having a partial visual impairment.

Duxbury Braille Translator

The Duxbury Braille Translator (DBT) provides translation and formatting facilities to automate the process of conversion from regular print to braille (and vice versa), and also provides word-processing facilities for working directly in the braille as well as the print. "Fonts" are used for displaying the braille., , DBT will allow you to create highly accurate braille for school books and teaching materials, office memos, bus schedules, personal letters, signs compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and more.

MP govt makes braille text books for students

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 16:32 -- admin

Madhya Pradesh government has made available braille text books of primary level to all the districts for visually impaired students of the state, officials said today. All the district project coordinators have been asked to ensure availability of braille text books for the concerned students well in time, they said. Braille is a writing system for vision-impaired or sightless people, consisting of patterns of raised dots that are read by touch, they added. Louis Braille had invented the braille system of reading and writing for visually impaired people in mid of 19th century.

Cipher Braille Translator

Cipher is a text to Braille software that converts text documents into a format suitable for producing Braille documents, through the use of a Braille printer called an embosser., , Grade 1 or Grade 2 Braille can be created at the click of a button. No prior knowledge of Braille is required. For those familiar with Braille, Cipher offers full control over formatting, and allows the user to create and save style templates.

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