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Lending a hand to smash barriers together

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:16 -- geeta.nair

NEW DELHI: For Kartik Sawhney, a computer science professional with Microsoft in Seattle, US, helping the  disabled access the sciences is a life mission. Himself a  100% blind youth, the 24-year-old Delhiite has broken  barriers around visual impairments and the difficulties  this can pave to those wanting to pursue a career in science.  He is working at bridging the gap between the able bodies  and the disabled. 

12 participants from State leave for Delhi

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:05 -- geeta.nair

As many as 12 blind men and women from the State under the guidance of National Association for the Blind, Odisha State branch left on Thursday to take part in the 21st USHA National Athletics Championship for the Blind to be held in New Delhi from December 10 to 13.

The championship is being organised by the Indian Blind Sports Association in which the participants to take part in different events like 100 meter, 200 meter, 400 meter, 800 meter and 1,500 meter sprint race, long jump, shot put throw, discuss throw and others.

Telangana election: More than 4,000 volunteers to assist differently-abled voters

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 10:44 -- geeta.nair

HYDERABAD: More than 4,000 volunteers will be in place to help differently-abled including visually-impaired voters in the city on the election day. Of the total volunteers, 3,000 will be deployed at polling stations in Hyderabad district and rest will be helping voters in Ranga Reddy district.

Telangana Elections 2018 Live Updates: 9 per cent voting till 9am

Visually impaired block Metro track

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 10:35 -- geeta.nair

LAHORE: Lahore Metro Bus operation remained suspended on Thursday after dozens of visually impaired persons staged a sit-in at Kalma Chowk for the job quota.

They blocked the track, protesting against the government for not announcing job quota for them. They also demanded regularisation of their jobs.

They said the government was not honouring the commitments it made to them during their previous protests.

Computer Tutorials for Persons with Vision Impairment - Windows 7 on Enable Academy website

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 13:07 -- geeta.nair

Computer Tutorials for Persons with Vision Impairment - Windows 7 on Enable Academy website.

This is to let you all know that our publication ‘Computer Tutorials
for Persons with Vision Impairment- Windows 7’ is now available on
Enable Academy as an Order. The publication contains audio tutorials
to help the visually impaired learn basic computer concepts in Windows
– 7.

Please see the link below –

Career Oriented Digital Accessibility Training Program

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 12:58 -- geeta.nair

NAB Delhi announces the first ever Digital Accessibility Training Program for the visually impaired under the ARICENT Roshni Ka Safar Project. This project is being supported by ARICENT, a leading Global Design and Engineering company under their CSR Initiative.
Course starts: 2 January 2019. Course ends 31 March 2019. Last date to apply: 18 December 2018

PVR's Accessible Cinema Program shows the way forward in inclusion

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 12:33 -- geeta.nair

A big part of the magic of movies lies in the awe and thrill they inspire as you watch stories of people triumphing over impossible odds. Going to the movies, however, is often the opposite experience for people with disabilities, given the many barriers they encounter, right from entering the theater itself.

Samarthanam invites you to the Walkathon on 8 December 2018 in Bengaluru

Over the last 22 years, Samarthanam Trust for disabled in collaboration with
 the government, corporates and the other civil society individuals has
 embarked upon various pathbreaking projects ranging from inclusive
 education, employment generation, livelihood provider  to disability
 Sports in 15th cities of the country.  On upcoming 8th December 2018,
 Samarthanam is organising its 14th Bengaluru walkathon to support
 digital literacy and promote digital inclusion for persons with

Ray of Hope

19 year old Alvin Paulose is a resident of Ernakulam district in Kerala. Since birth Alvin suffers from a nerve disorder due to which his eyesight is deteriorating gradually. This impacted his education in a mainstream school where the modes of teaching were largely visual. Alvin had to rely on his teachers and friends to read out study material he had trouble seeing. In addition he used an audio recorder to keep notes from his classroom proceedings.

Guiding on a productive future

Rahul Kumar from Mussorie, Uttarakhand is 24 years old and was born visually impaired. He was born into a poor family, where his father works as a cook in the nearby convent school and mother stays as a home-maker. He also has two younger sisters who are also visually impaired. But being poor and unaware of living life with blindness, Rahul and his sisters were living within their available means. Rahul was put in the nearby mainstream government school where he studied in the midst of many challenges.

Guiding towards long-term solutions

Shivkumar Patil is a resident of Solapur, Maharashtra and was born sighted into a poor family. At the age of 4 years he was affected by a retina related eye disease. Although his parents sought treatment at various hospitals for him, they had to endure with a complete vision loss. He was put in a nearby blind school in Solapur with a residential facility. He studied in the blind school till he completed his 10th standard.


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