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Shining bright in dark

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 10:43 -- geeta.nair

India's first blind athlete to participate in Paralympic Games and winner of three medals in 2014 Incheon Para Asian Games, Ankur Dhama's life story is all about achieving success even when there are thousand and one hurdles blocking your path.

The 24-year-old Dhama, who hails from a small village in Uttar Pradesh fight against all odds to become the first totally blind Indian athlete in 2018 to win the prestigious Arjuna Award for his outstanding contribution in the field of para-athletics.

Develop currency-identifying app for visually challenged: HC to RBI

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 10:29 -- geeta.nair

Mumbai, February 5

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked the Reserve Bank of India to think about developing a mobile phone application that could help visually-challenged persons identify the denomination of various currency notes in India.

A bench of Chief Justice Naresh Patil and Justice NM Jamdar also directed RBI to expedite its ongoing project to develop a hardware-driven device that will help the blind identify Indian currency denominations.

Design Assistant, Pipe Fitter,

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 14:55 -- geeta.nair

Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited
43/46 Garden Reach Road,
Kolkata – 700024
CIN NO. : L35111WB1934GOI007891

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

Vocational Centric Computer Training (VCCT]

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:30 -- geeta.nair

Karna Vidya Foundation is conducting this Vocational Centric Computer Training (VCCT] 
Course Code     : VCC11AP1901 
Duration        : 6 Months 
The new batch for Vocational Centric Computer Training[VCCT]
for the visually impaired will commence on April 2nd  - 2019.

Introduction to Karna Vidya Foundation (KVF): Karna Vidya Foundation is a non-profit registered trust working with the motto “Empowerment through Employment” for the Visually Impaired across Tamil Nadu.

Naa Mein Naa Hai, No Means No - Guest Column by Nidhi Goyal, Disabled activist & comedian

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 10:33 -- geeta.nair

This week's guest columnist is Nidhi Goyal, the well-known activist and comedian working on disability rights and gender justice. Nidhi is the founder-director of Rising Flame, a Mumbai- based non-profit working on rights of persons with disabilities with a focus on women and youth. Her work spans research, writing, training, advocacy and art. You can follow her work @saysnidhigoyal.

Cane and able: Blindness doesn’t stop Sydney senior from living active life

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 10:29 -- geeta.nair


At 70, Louise Gillis is more active than many people half her age.

On Mondays and Wednesdays, she curls in a house league at the Sydney Curling Club. She also volunteers with the Special Olympics, enjoys hiking, and paddles during the summer as a member of the Sydney Harbour Dragon Boat Club.

And she does all this despite the fact she is almost totally blind

Trainer and Manager

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 15:56 -- geeta.nair

Karna Vidya Foundation require trainer and manager for Karna Vidya Foundation. It is a training cum placement centre.
1. Qualification: graduation in any stream
2. Applicant must be the Visually impaired.
3. Applicant should be the low vision for manager position.
4. Age limit within 35 years.
5. Date of interview: between 15th feb. 
6. Interview process: totel 3 round, first round will be telephonic second round will be face to face and third round checking for technical skills.
7.Required language: Tamil and English

Visually impaired, blind voters to get braille voter slips in Lok Sabha polls

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 11:03 -- geeta.nair

Visually impaired and blind voters will be provided with braille voter slips in the Lok Sabha elections due this summer.

Braille is a script with raised dots that can be read with the fingers by people who are blind or who have low vision.

It is a tactile reading and writing system used by blind and visually impaired people who cannot access print material.

Racing on the road of inclusivity

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 10:51 -- geeta.nair

CHENNAI: Following the decades-old tradition, the National Association for the Blind in association with O2 Health Studio organised a Car Rally for the Blind on February 3 at Savera Hotel. The first rally was held in Mumbai, and Chennai followed in 1989. Even after decades, the objective remains the same. It is still one of the most inclusive sports events for the differently-abled.

As my vision grows weaker, the will to try harder grows" - My take by Gaurav Jhunjhunwala

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 14:53 -- geeta.nair

In My Take, Gaurav Jhunjhunwala talks about his experiences coping with vision loss. Formerly an entrepreneur who was heading the digital vertical in a top publishing house, he is now exploring new business opportunities.

I was born in Hong Kong and had a really happy childhood full of fond memories. Looking back now I think its because it was the only period in my life where I didn’t feel I was very different to the people around me.

SEBI Workshop on Mutual Funds for Visually Challenged Persons

Invitation for SEBI Workshop on Mutual Funds for Visually Challenged Persons

 After 2 successful workshop of investors education by SEBI with  snehankit helpline last year and few other workshops held by SEBI in  Mumbai for visually challenged persons, and on popular demand of  participants, Snehankit Helpline is happy to invite you for an  informative workshop on Mutual Funds investments with SEBI

 Date: 9th February 2019
 Time: 10;30am to 01;00pm

 SEBI Bhavan, Plot No. C-4A, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra  (East), Mumbai-400-051.

On National Voters Day, Karnataka government pledges accessible voting for everyone

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 14:34 -- geeta.nair

National Voter's day on 25 January is a day dedicated to bringing together the youth to vote and take part in the political process. This year the focus was on disabled voters across many states with Karnataka taking the
lead to introduce measures to make voting accessible to all, a major challenge given the inaccessibility of voting booths.

Blind Cricket

EnAble Community is organizing a Blind Cricket as a part of Sports Community, the passion of sports among persons with disability. The volunteers and visually impaired candidates will be paired together in teams and play cricket. The volunteers will be blindfolded during the game.

Lower Division Clerk in DPCC, Welfare Officer/ Probation Officer/Prison Welfare Officer in Social Welfare Department and Stenographer Gr.-II in DPCC (DSSSB)

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:19 -- geeta.nair

Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board
No. F.4 (272)/DSSSB/P&P/2019/Advt./1123 
Dated: 29.01.2019 

Visually impaired persons receive Braille EPIC cards

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 10:37 -- geeta.nair

The district administration on Friday began distributing Braille Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) to five persons with visual disabilities at the National Voters’ Day celebration at the town hall.

Braille EPIC cards are broader compared to normal EPIC cards.

According to Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Sentil S., there are 10,331 voters in Dakshina Kannada who are physically disabled.

Of them 300 have visual disabilities and they will receive Braille EPIC cards ahead of Lok Sabha elections.

Gear up for the friendship rally

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 10:20 -- geeta.nair

Partner with a visually-impaired navigator and drive your way to the finish line

No driver likes being told how to drive by a passenger, but those behind the steering wheel at the O2 Car Rally this weekend are all for it — drivers will have no idea what the route is, and will be dependent completely on their visually-impaired navigators.


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