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A platform for visually impaired football players

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 11:43 -- geeta.nair

The 4th edition of The Indian Blind Football Federation’s (IBFF) football tournament started on April 12 ends today. The 4-day tournament is hosted at The BullRing FeverPitch Football Arena, Yeshwanthpur

The tournament saw 16 teams with 160 players. A women’s blind football demo, comprising Bengaluru-based players, will also be organised today. In a conversation with Metrolife, Sunil J Mathew, coach of Indian Blind Football Team, talks about the techniques used and the challenges faced by the academy, players and more.

EVMs with Braille features ready

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 11:35 -- geeta.nair

Collector reviews operations at Tiruvannamalai Collectorate

Thanks to the efforts of Election Commission of India, those with visual impairment can now cast their vote without any assistance in the general and byelections scheduled for April 18.

A demonstration on EVMs with Braille touch and dummy ballot papers was held at the Tiruvannamalai Collectorate where Collector K.S. Kandasamy reviewed the operations in front of a visually-impaired voter Vanitha.

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Fri, 04/12/2019 - 15:51 -- geeta.nair

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Visually impaired UPSC rank holder Sparsh Gupta wants to change the system for disabled people

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 10:32 -- geeta.nair

The phone hasn't stopped ringing for Sparsh Gupta. Congratulations are pouring in for this 28-year-old who has cracked the Civil Services Examination 2018 with a rank of 562, some of them including people who had
written off his future prospects when he lost his vision completely in 2016.

It's a sweet moment for Sparsh and his family, who have stood by him rock solid from birth.

Election Commission introduces ballot paper in Braille for visually-impaired voters

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 10:19 -- geeta.nair

To make elections more inclusive, the Election Commission has instructed the chief electoral officers of all the states to print ballot paper in Braille for visually-impaired voters.

Uttar Pradesh chief electoral officer L Venkateshwarlu has directed the district electoral officers to make arrangements for Braille voting ballot paper to ensure their participation in the Lok Sabha elections beginning April 11.

Will the blind find voting easy this time in Telangana?

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 09:58 -- geeta.nair

Braille Ballot papers will be used to help the blind vote in the state.
HYDERABAD: For the visually-impaired, voting has always been a harrowing experience. Many of them have, for a long time now, complained that polling booths are not user-friendly. Even at polling stations with Braille ballot papers, issues are many. Some of them have asked the Election Commission to resolve their issues this election. They will find out on Thursday, the day they cast their votes, whether these requests have in fact worked.

Civil Judge (Junior Division) cum-Judicial Magistrate, PUNJAB PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION BARADARI GARDEN

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 12:18 -- geeta.nair

Short Advt. No. 17

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Punjab Civil Service (Judicial Branch) Examination-2019

Last date of filling Online Application Form 08/05/2019 by 11:59:00 PM

Wrong attitudes, not disability, barrier to inclusion’

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 10:55 -- geeta.nair

At a film screening of the climb, members of the expedition say the experience opened up their minds

There were 13 people on screen, summiting Mount Kilimanjaro, at an altitude of 5,895 metres. There were nearly a 100 people in the hall, cheering them on, clapping each time they surmounted an obstacle, shedding a tear at their struggles, rejoicing in their bonding.

Knowing his banking rights

Rajaram Bishnoi from Nagaur, Rajasthan is a 41-year-old visually impaired person. He has a wife, a daughter and a son. Being visually impaired since birth did not stop Rajaram from completing his education and pursuing higher studies. He has a Bachelor’s as well as a Master’s Degree in Hindi . He is currently working as a second grade Hindi teacher in a school in Rajasthan.

Special facilities for 2,196 challenged voters in Gadchiroli

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 11:38 -- geeta.nair

Nagpur: The Gadchiroli district administration, keeping  Maoist threats aside, has created special provisions for  around 2,196 challenged voters, including 351 visually  impaired. This is following the directives of the Election  Commission of India (ECI), which has also created a mobile  phone app for ‘PWD’ (person with disability), to help them  seek benefits through it. In Maharashtra, around 2.24 lakh voters with various challenges are on the electoral list. 

Campus connect: Divya Zhep group of Pune’s SP college works for inclusive environment

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 10:54 -- geeta.nair

Pune In a bid to help visually impaired and disabled students, select students from Sir Parashurambhau College, also known as S P College, have formed a group called Divya Zhep. The group members conduct a number of activities throughout the year, right from providing them writer during the exams.


Mon, 04/08/2019 - 15:22 -- geeta.nair


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Last date for Receipt of the application: 15.042019

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job openings at rnks jaipur

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 11:19 -- geeta.nair

RNKS, A Jaipur-based charity, is actively working with persons with visual impairment since 1969. It has its own three story building at 3780, langar ke bala ji ka rasta, Gangauri Bazar,  Jaipur, Rajasthan.
At present it runs A residential school up to 12th standard. It also has a large Braille press and a computer training centre for visually impaired adults.
RNKS invites applications for following vacancies:- aspiring 

4th recording club empowered convention for the visually impaired

The recording club is a Whatsapp group that works towards making visually impaired persons self-reliant. in this whatsapp group, several leading newspapers  published  at regional and national levels across the country are sent to its members after converting them in to audio and accessible PDF format. besides this main activity, for the benefit of the blind students,  our group also takes the initiative to record their educational books.

Audio facilities at bus stops for visually impaired

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 10:45 -- geeta.nair

Now, the blind especially students and employees need not to ask anyone about the route number of any bus arriving at the bus stops as the Delhi Transport Department is planning to install digital audio announcements facilities at the ‘bus queue shelters’ across the Capital alike the metro station. The announcing facilities that will be fitted in both the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses and bus stops will tell the information related to the arrival of upcoming buses such as route number, name and time of arrival and departure.

World Individual Championships for the Blind begin in Cagliari, Italy

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 10:31 -- geeta.nair

The 14th IBCA World Individual Championships 2019 for blind and visually impaired began on the 6th of April 2019 at Cagliari, Italy. The top four finishers of Indian National A 2019 are participating in the event. Kishan Gangolli, Aryan Joshi, Subhendu Kumar Patra and Krishna Udupa. In the first round Kishan was paired against the only GM in the field, the top seeded Marcin Tazbir. He fought valiantly, but in the end lost the game because of time pressure. Aryan Joshi lost his game to IM Piotr Dukaczewski. Krishna Udupa also lost his game.


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