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Torboll

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:15 -- admin

Torball is a ball game developed in the 1970's for blind and visually impaired people. The game suits men and women of all ages.

Showdown

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:09 -- admin

Showdown is a fast-moving sport originally designed for people with a visual impairment, but you don´t have to be blind to play!

Shooting

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:08 -- admin

Shooting is a test of accuracy and control, in which competitors use pistols or rifles to fire a series of shots at a stationary targe

Powerlifting

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:05 -- admin

Powerlifting is an individual sport. It has different categories for different age groups starting from 14 years. Weight training is a natural means of exercise for blind pesons, as it requires little start-up expenses and can be achieved at home or in a gymnasium.

Judo

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 13:01 -- admin

Judo is a sport that demands a physical and strategic performance, testing the qualities of touch, balance and sensitivity.

Football

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:59 -- admin

Football has become the cultural phenomenon of the masses, generating emotions, both in those who practice it and in those who enjoy it as spectators. Visually imapired athletes are not indifferent to all this, and so have converted football into one of their most deeply rooted sporting options. Their adaptation of football is known as Football 5-a-side and played indoors.

Chess

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:50 -- admin

Blind chess is played with almost the same rules as conventional chess. There are a few modifications made to the equipment though as mentioned below :

1. All the black squares are raised about 3-4 mm above the white squares. By feeling the squares, the player is able to determine whether the square is a black or a white one.

iPhone app lets visually impaired type and text

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:36 -- admin

While Siri and VoiceOver can assist visually impaired iPhone users, new software out of the Georgia Tech College of Computing looks to supplement these accessibility options. BrailleTouch is a prototype application that uses traditional Braille input on the iPhone’s touchscreen, allowing people to type up to 32 words per minute with 92 percent accuracy, all without looking at the phone’s display.

HC raps govt over extra insurance sum for disabled

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:34 -- admin

Complaints of discrimination against the disabled are common in matters of civic amenities, job appointments and admissions to educational institutions. But now one such case has emerged in relation to a life insurance scheme floated by the central government itself.
Slamming the Centre, the Delhi High Court has said it will quash its postal life insurance policy that charges the physically challenged extra premium.

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