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First ever sound ball tennis workshop in Mumbai for people with visual impairments

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:41 -- koshy.mathew@ey...

What is sound ball tennis you may ask? Well, it is a sport for people with visual impairments. Similar to tennis and played with a modified ball.

Sound ball tennis is played indoors using rackets and sponge balls that make sound when in motion. The rattling sound made by the balls is followed by the players. The game takes some practice and technique is such that players need to stay agile and focused on the sound the ball makes while using hand moments to hit the ball.

Disability rights body seeks Health Minister's intervention to overturn guidelines that discriminate against MBBS aspirants

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:11 -- koshy.mathew@ey...

Angered by the Medical Council of India (MCI) callous and discriminatory attitude towards disabled medical aspirants, the National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled (NPRD), has written a strong letter to J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) registering it’s protest.

A cross disability organization of disabled people with a presence across many states, the NPRD has slammed what it has called “the continuation of certain blatantly discriminatory attitudes in the matter of admissions to MBBS”.

Welfare Officer in Social Welfare

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 14:40 -- koshy.mathew@ey...

Opening Date of Application:- 31/01/2019

Closing Date of Application:- 05/03/2019

Number of Vacancies :- (Total-110- (UR-55, OBC-31, SC-16, ST-08) including PH-5(OH-04, VH-01).

Educational Qualification:

Essential : 1. Master's Degree in social work or Master of Art (Sociology) or Post Graduate Degree in Criminology from a recognized University/Institute.

Some recreational activities for visually impaired people

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 14:53 -- koshy.mathew@ey...

Thanks to technology, the range of recreational activities available for people with visual disabilities are many. Visually impaired people must look at the choices that are available and choose that suits their interests most. There are community programs as well where people can meet others socially.

For Simran Chawla, a beauty pageant winner, dancing is among her favourite recreational activities.

Here are some recreational activities that visually impaired people could look:

In a first, Class X boards in Assam to offer paper in Braille

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 14:46 -- koshy.mathew@ey...

Guwahati: For the first time, the Class X state board exams — beginning on Thursday — will have question paper in Braille.

This time, there are 13 blind candidates appearing for the exam from five examination centres in the state. 

The general science question paper will be offered in Braille. While visually challenged candidates appearing for the boards under the Board of Secondary Education, Assam (Seba) have to appear for all six papers, the syllabus for general science and general maths they follow are different. 

‘Respect, empathy for the visually impaired main requisites for a scribe’

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 16:01 -- koshy.mathew@ey...

Chitralekha Vanamamalai
For volunteer-scribe Padmini, service is for pure soul satisfaction and nothing else in this world can give her that satisfaction.

A resident of Virugambakkam, Chennai, for the last two decades, she has been helping many visually challenged persons pass examinations.

Speaking to News Today, Padmini said the job of a volunteer scribe does not end with writing the exam for them but many a time it is more than that.

Speak! - Android app that reads text captured on camera or seen online

Speak! is an app designed to aid the visually impaired and others that require reading assistance. 

The app takes advantage of state-of-the-art artificial intelligence technology. It will read any text captured by the camera. It can be used to read anything from street signs to newspapers. The app has been specifically designed to detect text in "bad photos", for instance when the text is rotated or far away. In addition it knows to detect relevant text only, for example when photographing a page in a book, text captured on the adjacent page will be ignored.

Car Rally

Saksham is organizing Car rally for persons with visual impairment  on Sunday 21st of April 2019 in Delhi.

We are inviting     50 participants for the event.
interested candidate please contact Saksham  via mail or Telephone.

You can registered via .
Help desk number is 011-42411015.

Postman (A.P. Circle)

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 11:36 -- geeta.nair

Department of Posts - India
O/o Chief Postmaster General,
A.P. Circle, 
No. RE/APCO/3-7/DR/2017-18 dated at Vijayawada-13

Highlights of the advertisement are given below, for complete details visit

Last date for final submission of application through online: 08.03.2019

Direct Recruitment to Cadre of Postman/Main Guard


Thu, 02/07/2019 - 13:58 -- geeta.nair

Date for Submission of On-Line Application: 05-02-2019 to 05-03
Last date for submission of On-line Application: 05-03-2019
Last date for submission of fee: 08-03-2019 (Before 03.30 PM)

Supreme Court has let down India’s disability rights movement

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 12:55 -- geeta.nair

Earlier this year, I opened my Foundation’s quarterly newsletter by quoting the question I am most often asked at interactions, “What would you have been if you weren’t disabled?” I have always believed that it is unrealistic for someone with a locomotor disability like mine to aspire to run like P.T. Usha (I loved cricket as a child and, upon realising I could never play the mainstream game, wanted to be a commentator).

Photocopy Machine Operator, All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE)

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 12:59 -- geeta.nair

All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE)
(A Statutory Body of Govt. of INdia)
Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj,
New Delhi-110070
Advt. No. Admn/Estt./01(03)/2019

Highlights of the advertisement are given below, for complete details visit or refer to the Employment News dated 2nd February 2019, page no.25

Last date for Receipt of the application: 28.02.2019

Soundball lawn tennis workshop in Mumbai

on behalf of Indian Blind Sports Association,extend a warm invitation to you and your friends, for participating in
the very first three-day sound ball tennis workshop scheduled to be organised from 19th February 2019 in the city of Mumbai. This workshop is absolutely free, with decent arrangements for lunch and high tea at
the courts of Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association campus at Colaba, Mumbai.
Please note that we’re unable to provide accommodation. Thus, it would be most feasible for folks in and around Mumbai.



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