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Here’s a new tool to help visually impaired people enjoy memes on the internet

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 10:57 -- geeta.nair

People with visual impairments often face difficulty to understand memes, but now researchers have developed a method to automatically identify memes and apply pre-written templates to add descriptive alt text, making them intelligible via existing assistive technologies.

The study was presented at the ACCESS conference in Pittsburgh, US.

Chandigarh is the most unfriendly city for PWDs: NSS

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 12:53 -- geeta.nair

Chandigarh is the most inhospitable city in the country, for the persons with disabilities (PWDs).

“As many as 85.7 percent people with disabilities, who used public transport in the city faced difficulties. The percentage is highest in the country,” revealed the National Sample Survey (NSS) report on “Persons with Disabilities in India” using a reference period of 365 days.

The report has exposed how unfriendly the city is for the PWDs as 83.6 percent of them who assessed public buildings faced difficulties.

The writing ability in disability

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 12:29 -- geeta.nair

BENGALURU: Here are Nujeen Mustafa’s two principles: First: No one is born evil. Second: Don’t watch the news. Because if you watch the news, it will shake your first principle. 

Nujeen Mustafa’s unique and powerful memoir The Girl from Aleppo with award-winning journalist Christina Lamb is one of the best books on and by a person with disability.

XRCVC Workshop on Use of Espeak Marathi With NVDA

The XRCVC is happy to announce a 1-day workshop on the 'Use of ESpeak Marathi with NVDA’. The workshop will include Comprehension using Marathi text with NVDA Espeak, Introduction to Marathi Keyboard, Typing words & sentence etc. This will help to visually impaired persons who In-service have to work with Marathi or any other person keen to learn Marathi typing using Espeak. Eligibility: participants should have good knowledge of NVDA. Note: PARTICIPANTS WILL HAVE TO BRING THEIR PERSONAL EARPHONE/ HEADPHONE.
Registrations available on a first-come-first-served basis.


Fri, 11/29/2019 - 11:13 -- geeta.nair

The National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Visual Disabilities (Divyangjan), has the onerous responsibilities of opening up new and challenging training and employment opportunities for the visually impaired. Against this backdrop, the Institute is launching skill development courses which are NSQF compliant and are aligned for persons with disabilities. Free boarding, lodging, uniform, medical and library facilities will be provided by the institute to the PwDs during the training period.
1. Nursery Worker
Duration: 317 hours

Panjab University: For visually impaired students, getting hostel accommodation an unending struggle

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 10:04 -- geeta.nair

To attain hostel accommodation one has to register either online or in person. After this, students have to run between the DSW office and the warden, for getting their permission. There seems to be no centralized process put in place.

According to the Rights of Disabled Persons Act of 2016, educational institutions are to “provide reasonable accommodation according to the individual’s requirements”.

Visually impaired students at Panjab university allege that they have to face a barrage of bureaucratic hurdles before attaining getting hostel facilities on the campus.

Assistant Professor (Ramjas College)

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 15:05 -- geeta.nair

University of Delhi
University Enclave,
Phone: 011-27667706
Advt. No. RJC/Teaching/

Last date for receipt of application is 6th December 2019
Highlights of the advertisement are given below, for complete details visit: 

UPSRTC to install 200 stalls at 100 bus stations to employ disabled

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 12:07 -- geeta.nair

Bareilly: In an attempt to provide job opportunities to unemployed persons with disabilities, Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) will set up 200 stalls across 100 bus stations in the state. The stalls will be allotted at a minimum monthly rent by UPSRTC to disabled employees within the corporation and to people who became disabled as an outcome of injuries sustained during their journey in UP roadways buses. These stalls will be used for selling disabled-friendly equipment and products. UPSRTC has also roped in several NGOs to set up these stalls at bus stands.

Rajasthan High Court (RHC)

Thu, 11/28/2019 - 11:58 -- geeta.nair

Rajasthan High Court (RHC )
Jodhpur, Jaipur)

Highlights of the advertisement are given below, for complete details visit
Online Registration Last Date : 17 December 2019

Rajasthan High Court (RHC Jodhpur, Jaipur) has Recently Invited to Online Application Form for the Post of Class IV Group D Various Post Recruitment 2019.


Upper Division Clerk , Lower Division Clerk (Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS),

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 14:39 -- geeta.nair

Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS),
Ministry of AYUSH
Govt. of India
Jawahar Lal Nehru Bhartiya Chikitsa Avum Homeopathy Anusandhan Bhavan
No.61-65, Institutional Area, Opp. 'D' Block, Janakpuri,
New Delhi - 110058 ( India )
Telephone : 91-011-28525862/28525897/28525852


Assistant Professor , Zakir Husain Delhi College (Evening) University of Delhi

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 11:55 -- geeta.nair

Zakir Husain Delhi College (Evening)
University of Delhi
Jawaharlal Nehru Marg,
New Delhi-110002
Advt. No. ZHDCE/TS/01/2019

Highlights of the advertisement are given below, for complete details visit or refer to the Emloyment News dated 23 November 2019,  page no. 22

JD Web and Graphics designers

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 15:24 -- geeta.nair

Company Name: Omniscient IT solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Web & Graphics Designers :
Job Role & Responsibilities
Must have a good Creative mind and a firm understanding of the latest technology, including software and tools for Web & Graphics designs.
Should be able to design impressive websites that best conveys the message a company wants for their Target Audience to see. Website layout must be visually

Persons with disabilities form less than 0.5% of staff in India's top firms

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 15:16 -- geeta.nair

The son of a poor farmer, Anoop, who has a severe visual disability, was lucky enough to receive support from the National Association for the Blind, an NGO, from the time when he was in school. Accessibility tools such as a laptop with screen-reading software helped him fulfil his potential, says Dipender Manocha, president of the Delhi arm of the organisation.

Making movies accessible will send out a message of inclusion: Dipendra Manocha

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 15:07 -- geeta.nair

The golden edition of the International Film Festival of India is also noted for its inclusiveness. Three films for those with special needs were screened at IFFI under the ‘Accessible India-Accessible Films’ section.  Sakhsham Trust, a Delhi based NGO working in the field of empowerment of persons with blindness and low vision made this possible along with the collaboration of IFFI and UNESCO.


How to Talk About Disability in Movies with Kids

Mon, 11/25/2019 - 14:52 -- geeta.nair

Whether or not they are explicitly made, there are a lot of threads of disability in movies and TV shows.

With film being our primary medium these days, that means that there are near-endless ways to talk about disability with your kids. You just need to know what your kids are watching, be ready to hit the “pause” button, and/or keep track of the content and see the threads so that you can talk about it with them later.


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