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No special teachers for Delhi’s differently-abled children

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 16:29 -- admin

It has been two years since a high court order, but the Delhi government is yet to recruit permanent teachers for differently-abled children in its schools. On September 15, 2009, the court had directed the Delhi government, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to employ at least two special teachers on a permanent basis for differently-abled children in each of their schools. Around 3,000 schools are run by these bodies.

Visio

Enjoy versatility and power with a modern, compact system. The Visio’s flat panel monitor takes up a small amount of desk space, and the handheld camera gives you the freedom to bring the camera to the material, whether on a desk or in your lap. And for writing, place the camera in the stationary stand. Either way, view the image on the flat panel monitor in full color, positive or negative display modes. , , PC owners can connect their computers to the Visio flat-screen monitor with a standard PC cable (not supplied).

Experimental device attached to tongue helps totally blind man read

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 16:27 -- admin

They were three small words, but their meaning was huge.

Sitting in a lab at the University of Pittsburgh last week to help test the BrainPort vision device, Jose Neto read out the words projected onto a wall in front of him.

CAT. HAT. HOT.

For a person who is totally blind — as Neto has been for over two-and-a-half years since he was shot in the face by a bullet in Chinatown — identifying words on a wall is revolutionary. And so is the study taking place here to test the prototype of a device that aims to introduce a new type of vision for those who can't see.

Smart View 8000

The SmartView 8000 video magnifier is a low vision aid that enlarges objects, actions and text onto a display screen. The user can view objects in brilliant full color or in black and white. It features a simply plug and play to connect the 8000 to a PC and start immediately. It also features a split screen which allows you to display SmartView images and computer images independently or simultaneously either vertically or horizontally.

Smart View 7000

The SmartView 7000 video magnifier is a low vision aid that enlarges objects, actions and text onto a display screen. It features a sleek, modern ergonomic design with mobile monitor for maximum flexibility, comfort and convenience. The user can view objects in brilliant full color or in high contrast black and white. SmartView 7000 allows the user to enjoy crystal clear display of images with the fully auto focus system.

Sign bond to fly, blind exec told

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 16:25 -- admin

A high-flying city executive, who has travelled across the world and helped frame disabled-friendly guidelines for Indian airports, hit an air pocket at Patna last week when a private airline insisted he sign a bond before allowing him to board. The apparent reason: he is visually impaired, and was travelling alone.

Smart View 5000KP

The SmartView 5000KP video magnifier is a low vision aid that enlarges objects, actions and text onto a display screen. Its has all the features of the SmartView 5000 plus the Smart KeyPad, which allows you to display the time, day, date and a four function calculator in large print on your screen at the touch of a button. , , Included also is the Smart PC access kit which allows you to share functions with your existing computer monitor – alternate between objects you are viewing on your SmartView and computer.

Smart View 5000

The SmartView 5000 video magnifier is a low vision aid that enlarges objects, actions and text onto a display screen. Its key features include the ability to :, ,  View objects in brilliant full color or in black and white. ,  Enjoy crystal clear display of images with our fully auto focus system. ,  View reading material from one of sixteen colored background/foreground combinations in the contrast best suited to your vision requirements.

Nehru's letters now in Braille

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 16:22 -- admin

In 1928, Jawaharlal Nehru decided to open Indira's eyes to the world. He wrote to his 10 year-old daughter from Allahabad and filled his letters with what amounted to history lessons. The batch of 30 letters that makes up "Letters from a Father to his Daughter" was first published in 1929. And now, a brand new Braille version will reveal their contents to the visually impaired.

Smart View 3000

The SmartView 3000 video magnifier is a low vision aid that enlarges objects, actions and text onto a display screen. Some key features of SmartView 3000 include the ability to : View your object or text in high contrast, black on white, or white on black depending on your preference.  View reading material from one of sixteen colored background/foreground combinations in the contrast best suited to your vision requirements. Use a 75Hz camera which provides a quicker refresh rate and less flicker . Control the clarity of the object you want to see using the manual focus.

Tablemate

If your primary needs for magnification include reading, writing, and other close-up tasks, the Clarity Tablemate is the video magnification solution for you. It features a unique Vector Imaging System™ for smooth, hands-free automatic focusing. You’ll view three-dimensional items -- such as prescription bottles -- with amazing sharpness, and see your favorite photos in full color!

Himachal to get first school for visually impaired

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 16:20 -- admin

In a step towards empowering visually impaired persons in Himachal Pradesh, National Federation of the Blind is all set to open a school in Shimla.

The school, which was approved by the National Federation of the Blind, shall be opened in Rohroo area of Shimla, an official said.

In north India the Special Blind Schools are already working in Kapurthala in Punjab and Ambala in Haryana, and now Himachal shall have its own school for blind, Kuldeep Singh Thakur, Vice President of National Federation of the Blind said.

Pico

Examine grocery labels, restaurant menus and more with the handheld Pico video magnifier. View objects in full color, positive text(black on white), negative text (white-on-black) or yellow on blue modes. Convenience is at your fingertips with Pico. It fits easily in your purse or pocket, and the integrated battery makes it easy to carry wherever you go. With Pico, you can read even in dimly lit areas. Pico is so small you will always want it with you-shopping for greeting cards, looking at price tags and reading on the go.

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