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junior Assistant and Medical Assistant (ONGC)

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 14:40 -- geeta.nair

Assam Asset, Nazira-785685
Advt. No: 01/2019 (R&P) 
(For Non-Executives) (ONGC Assam)

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TouchVision brings pictures alive for people with visual disabilities

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 12:58 -- geeta.nair

From poorly trained teachers to lack of accessible reading materials, the exclusion faced children who are visually impaired is evident in multiple ways.

It also denies them the freedom of pursuing subjects of their choice, especially those that rely on the use of diagrams or images, like science, maths and geography.

Something law student Maitreya Shah was acutely aware of right through his years in school.


Thu, 01/24/2019 - 14:34 -- geeta.nair

(A Government of India Undertaking- "Mini Ratna" Company)
NEW DELHI-110012 
(Advertisement No. RECTT/l/l 9/NS C 12019)

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Last date for Online Registration of Application: 09.02.2019

Paytm modifies app to make it accessible for blind, low vision users

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 11:31 -- geeta.nair

Be it booking a cab to ordering your weekly supply of vegetables, Paytm is used by many people in India, and has emerged very quickly as one of India’s leading mobile payment companies. It's tagline of Paytm Karo promises a hassle free experience to users across the board.

Not all users, however, with many blind and low vision people reporting that the app was inaccessible, an issue that NewzHook has reported on extensively.

Soon, voter enrollment form to come in braille

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 11:09 -- geeta.nair

Ever hear of an application forms for voter-list enrollment in braille? As part of its accessible election drive, the Election Commission (EC) will soon launch braille versions of electoral list related activities including the application form for  enrollment. The measure will be executed on the National Voters’ Day, January 25, in West Bengal’s South Dinajpur district.

IIT Ropar launches Android App to help visually impaired recognise currency

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 10:59 -- geeta.nair

It is often difficult for the visually impaired people to identify the denomination of the currency note.  To assist them easily determine denomination of INR currency notes, a team from IIT Ropar, Punjab has developed an Android App “Roshni”, using image processing and analytics.

Now, an app to help the visually impaired

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 10:41 -- geeta.nair

In a bid to assist visually impaired people to easily determine denomination of currency notes, the Indian Institute of Technology at Ropar in Punjab has developed an Android App “Roshni”, using image processing and analytics.

The App was launched on Wednesday at the IIT Ropar. Assistant professor Puneet Goyal, said that ‘Roshni’ is the first Android App that works successfully with new currency notes that were released after demonetisation and it works well in broad range of light conditions and holding angles.

NEET 2019: Time running out, disabled medical aspirants remain in dark over eligibility criteria

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 10:27 -- geeta.nair

The panicky father of a 40 per cent visually impaired boy arrived in the national capital from Kaithal in Haryana Tuesday morning to meet disability rights activists. Unwilling to give out his name, the man said he fears his son, studying in Class 12, might not be able to take the medical entrance exam in absence of final guidelines from the Medical Council of India (MCI) for persons with disabilities.

Stipulating 50% Disability Limit In Hearing Impairment Or Visual Impairment For Post Of Judicial Officer Legitimate: SC [Read Judgment]

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 11:25 -- geeta.nair

A judicial officer in a State has to possess reasonable limit of the faculties of hearing, sight and speech in order to hear cases and write judgments and, therefore, stipulating a limit of 50% disability in hearing impairment or visual impairment as a condition to be eligible for the post is a legitimate restriction i.e. fair, logical and reasonable."

Visually challenged to run Mysuru-Bengaluru inter-city marathon

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 11:09 -- geeta.nair

Bengaluru: Visually challenged runners will take part in a three-day Mysuru-Bengaluru inter-city run to spreading awareness on holistic development among different strata of the society.

The ‘Ultra Marathon for and by the visually impaired’ will commence from Mysuru on January 23 and conclude at Bengaluru on January 25, after covering a distance of 150 km.

According to its organisers Samarthanam Trust, an NGO engaged in empowering the specially-abled to lead dignified lives, the event is first of its kind.

‘25% of buses have facilities for persons with disabilities

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 10:54 -- geeta.nair

Transport Commissioner C. Samayamoorthy on Tuesday told the Madras High Court that 24.42% buses operated by Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) in Chennai had physically challenged friendly facilities such as lift mechanism, audio alert system and buzzer with switches to stop the vehicles in case of an emergency.

Pune’s EKansh Trust to conduct contest in designing clothing for people with disabilities

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 10:35 -- geeta.nair

Having run contests for students of architecture, Anita Iyer Narayan, founder and managing trustee, EKansh Trust has now announced in designing adaptive clothing for people with disabilities.

On the concept, Anita shared, “We had run contests for students of architecture earlier. Design impacts our lives. Everything that is not natural is designed by us, and we seem to be oblivious to the needs that are not typical. Fashion design students too have to be sensitised and be able to think out of the box.”

Post Graduate Teachers (PGTs) (Group-B), NVS

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 14:19 -- geeta.nair

(An Autonomous Organization under Ministry of HRD)
Department of School Education and Literacy),
Government of India
B-15, Institutional Area, Sector-62,
Noida, District Gautam Budh Nagar,
Uttar Pradesh – 201 309

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Last date for Online Registration of Application: 14.02.2019


Centre proposes to hike monthly pensions for the elderly poor, disabled and widows

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 12:07 -- geeta.nair

Plan likely to be part of interim Budget

Ahead of the 2019 election, the Rural Development Ministry has proposed that the monthly pensions of the elderly poor, disabled and widows be increased from the current ₹200 to ₹800. For those above the age of 80, the proposal is to increase the pension from ₹500 to ₹1,200 a month.

The Ministry has submitted the proposal, which would have an additional annual cost implication of ₹18,000 crore, to the Finance Ministry to be considered for inclusion in the interim Budget to be presented on February 1.

Braille e-reading gets easier for visually-impaired, thanks to new Kindle .

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 11:43 -- geeta.nair

LONDON: A British company plans to launch a Braille e-reader for blind people this year that should greatly enhance their reading experience and spare them from lugging around hefty print volumes. 

Since it was developed by Louis Braille in the 19th Century, the alphabet of raised dots has brought the joy of reading to millions of blind and partially-sighted people. 

But in its printed form it's not exactly convenient or portable: A Braille copy of the Bible can take up about 5  feet (1.5 metres) of shelf space. 

Visually challenged to march past on Republic-Day in Telangana

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 10:55 -- geeta.nair

HYDERABAD:  For the first time in Telangana, a contingent of visually challenged students will be participating in a Republic Day parade. A team of 50 visually students - 26 girls and 24 boys - of Nethra Vidyalaya junior and degree colleges have been training for the last few days at  Parade Ground in Secunderabad ahead of their participation in the Republic Day Parade to be held at the same venue later this month. 

Festival of shopping at Big bazar on 21st January 2019

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