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RBI pitches mobile app for the visually impaired; how can it work in Kashmir, asks Bombay HC

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 10:40 -- geeta.nair

Bench's poser comes after RBI says it will provide mobile app to help visually-challenged identify notes

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) told the Bombay High Court on Thursday that it is coming up with a mobile application in November, which will help visually-impaired people identify currency notes and coins. However, referring to the situation in Kashmir, the court asked how it could help a visually-impaired person.

P&A Officer (Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO)

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 13:45 -- geeta.nair

ARTIFICIAL LIMBS MANUFACTURING CORPORATION OF INDIA (A GOVERNMENT OF INDIA UNDERTAKING ‘MINIRATNA’ COMPANY) MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE & EMPOWERMENT G.T. ROAD, KANPUR- 209217 (U.P.)
TOLL FREE NO. 18001805129
Reference No.:- AD 3F 01/August-2019

Highlights of the advertisement are given below, for complete details visit http://www.alimco.in/WriteReadData/Recruitment_Document/AD-3F-01-AUGUST-20191/1_finalAdertismentaug2019.pdf

SUPPORTING A LOVED ONE WITH VISION LOSS – AT HOME, WITH BETTER COMMUNICATION, AND RIDING OUT THE EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER | AN AUDIO RECORDING

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 12:15 -- geeta.nair

I spoke at the Foundation Fighting Blindness conference last year and thought I would share the audio recording here on the blog. Now, it’s cataloged on my website – which makes it easier for you to listen, learn, and share it with anyone else you feel needs to hear me tell IT – Tell it like it is.

Employment Oriented Course on Computer Application & Assistive Technology

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 11:42 -- geeta.nair

Greetings from NAB Helpline
Course Duration: 3 months, from 3rd October  2019 to 31st December,2019.  Classes will be held
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday.
Last date for registration 18 September 2019.
About the Course
This batch of the Diploma in Computer Application and Access Technology course is targeted at increasing the employability skills of visually impaired adults. This course will also help employed visually impaired persons in increasing efficiency and productivity at their workplace.

India suffers from severe burden of blindness

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 11:31 -- geeta.nair

India suffers from a significant shortage of donor corneas along with a waiting period of over six months for corneal transplants among patients suffering from corneal blindness across the country. Blindness maybe a result of several conditions like cataract, refractive error, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and corneal blindness that stands as the 4th leading cause of blindness across the world.

TechThursday - Wearable device aims to make navigation easier for visually impaired people

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 11:15 -- geeta.nair

Our weekly #TechThursday feature is on a new device by a China-based company that aims to improve quality of life for visually impaired people by making navigation easier. Navigation apart, the device will also make comprehensive scene perception easier.

China-based CloudMinds Technologies Inc has come up with a device that aims to make navigation easier for visually impaired people. The device uses a new deep learning-powered wearable assistive system.

Meet the 3 teachers who are enabling blind & low vision students to ace competitive exams

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 11:01 -- geeta.nair

Today on Teachers Day we start a month-long campaign called #ThankYouTeacher on teachers who are making a difference to the lives of people with disabilities. Our first story is on three teachers in Bengaluru. Common Admission Test (CAT) and banking entrance exams can be hard to crack for visually impaired aspirants given the multiple barriers in school and college. Srilatha Yegneshwar, Satyavani Vempati and Mamata Mutt are helping to break that glass ceiling.

Accessible Tour for Visually Challenge People to Goa

Greeting from Inclusive Globe, Bangalore, India. We  are organizing an Accessible Trip for Visually Impaired Community in India. now we are taking approx 30 people to Goa on 8th November 2019   for 3   days and 2 nights in just RS8000/- ( All inclusive) from Bangalore. .
Any Visually Impaired, their Friends, Family members can be a part of it. Special Attention

Ludo, Snakes & Ladders among popular board games made accessible for blind kids at Mumbai school

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 14:39 -- geeta.nair

Ludo and Snakes and Ladders are board games that many children love to play. Thanks to heritage architect and access consultant Siddhant Shah, these games can now be played by children who are blind and low vision as well.

Games period has now become cause for much excitement at the Kamla Mehta Blind School in Dadar, Mumbai. Everyday you find students gathered around a table playing Snakes and Ladders, Ludo, X&O to name a few.

Assistant Registrar, Administrative Officer (National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Guwahati )

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 14:15 -- geeta.nair

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research – Guwahati
(Dept. of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Govt. of India)
C/o NEMCARE Group of Institutions,
Santipur, Parli Part, NH-37,
Mirza, Assam-781125
Employment Notification No:. NIPER-G/01/2019, Date: 22/08/2019

Kerala parents support group petitions CBSE on poor state of inclusion in schools

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 10:43 -- geeta.nair

TogetherWeCan, a prominent parents support group in Kerala recently sent a petition to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) highlighting the plight of students with disabilities in schools and the need for an inclusive educational environment. Both CBSE and state government run schools in Kerala have not rightly implemented the RPWD Act, 2016 which is clear violation of laws. This is our focus on #StoryOfTheWeek.

Exhibition at EMPOWER 2019

A three-day Conference on Assistive Technologies will be held from 14th to 17th October 2019 in IIT Delhi, Sonepat Campus. The conference follows on the success of EMPOWER 2018 and is being organized to bring together all researchers, user organizations, industries as well as policymakers engaged with the issues
involved in the development, production, and dissemination of assistive technology solutions.

VISVA-BHARATI SANTINIKETAN

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 11:20 -- geeta.nair

VISVA-BHARATI SANTINIKETAN
Advertisement No - 6/2019 dated 31.08.2019

Highlights of the advertisement are given below, for complete details visit http://www.visvabharati.ac.in/files/964310819_Advt_6-2019.pdf

.The last date for receiving application by the University is 20.10.2019 within 6.00 p.m

(Visva-Bharati, an institution of National Importance, functions as a unitary, teaching and residential University established by the Act of Parliament of India -1951)

Why Inclusive language matters - Guest Column by Monika Kshatriya, Member, iDare

Mon, 09/02/2019 - 11:36 -- geeta.nair

Divyang or Disabled? Person with autism or autistic? World over, the disability sector is divided on the correct terminology and as Monika Kshatriya, member of Goa-based advocacy group, iDare points out, the debate should lead us in India to seriously think about the need to develop an inclusive language.

Across the disability sector, the house is divided on politically correct terminology or Inclusive Language. Not just over terms that are usable but whether we must stress on it at all considering that there are far bigger issues to deal with.

How to Be an Ally to People with Disabilities

Mon, 09/02/2019 - 11:33 -- geeta.nair

Disability is often overlooked in the quest for wokeness.

Race, class, gender, sexual orientation are often more readily apparent than disability, carry far less stigma, are a lot sexier and even come with a rainbow! It makes sense to pay attention to disability, though: it’s  powerful intersection between all things (race, class, gender, sexual orientation), and of course, is the only minority group anyone can join any day.

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