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Audio traffic signals to guide the blind fall silent in Chennai

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 10:01 -- geeta.nair

CHENNAI: Three years ago, in a-first-of-its-kind initiative,  the state government had installed audio signals at 150  locations in the city. The device, attached to traffic signal posts, guided the visually impaired by informing them on the signal and helped them walk without the fear of being hit by a vehicle.


Tue, 02/18/2020 - 12:40 -- geeta.nair

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Focus on curing blindness in premature babies required, suggests study by Pune hospital

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 10:10 -- geeta.nair

A statewide study conducted in all schools for the blind revealed that the Centre’s vitamin A supplementation programme for pregnant mothers has been a success with the number of children being born blind dropping drastically as compared to the numbers when a similar study was done 15 years ago by the same organisation.

Technician B (Indian Space Research Organisation)

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 14:40 -- geeta.nair

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Mon, 02/17/2020 - 12:31 -- geeta.nair

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Was development of disabled people a political agenda in Delhi elections? – By Tapas Bharadwaj

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 12:27 -- geeta.nair

The Aam Aadmi Party has taken charge for the third time in Delhi with a decisive mandate in the recent Assembly elections. In this week’s guest column Tapas Bharadwaj, a visually impaired law student from the national capital, reflects on how issues relating to the disabled community need to better reflected in the agenda of political parties.

Kyocera Develops Smart Cane to Help Prevent Accidents at Train Stations

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 12:05 -- geeta.nair

The prototype Smart White Cane developed by Kyocera makes use of wireless transmission technology.

Railway operators have been placing platform doors to prevent blind and visually impaired passengers from falling onto the tracks or colliding with moving trains. But not all stations can be fitted with these doors.

A call out for volunteers

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 11:28 -- geeta.nair

From experience I can say there are many people who do not know that they can volunteer to make the life of the visually challenged better,” says Barath S N, the founder of Chennai-based Lit the Light, a group formed four years ago to help visually impaired students across Tamil Nadu. The NGO is organising the year’s first ‘Read Fest’ in temple town to sensitise more people to reading and scribing for the visually challenged.

Maharashtra: Causes of visual impairment in children changing, says study

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 11:12 -- geeta.nair

A statewide study conducted in schools for visually impaired has revealed that causes of childhood blindness are changing as society makes socio-economic progress. The study was conducted by a team from H V Desai Eye Hospital’s team, said Dr Sucheta Kulkarni, principal investigator.

The hospital will hold a meeting on February 18 to discuss the findings of the research, sources said. The findings are likely to influence government policies on eyecare funding for children, sources added.

Annual fest “Utsav” on 19 February, 2020.

Zakir Husain Delhi College,    Enabling Unit “Hum Honge Kamyab”
  Cordially invites you to attend/participate in its annual fest
“Utsav” on 19 February, 2020.
Venue- ZHDC Auditorium
Time- 9 am

You are requested to send entries of interested students for the
following competitions.

1.      Solo Singing   : 10 am onwards
2.      Solo Dance     : 11 am onwards   
3.      Quiz                 : 12 pm onwards   
4.      Braille Writing  : 10 am  
5       Poetries            : 02 pm   

Medical Physicist, Medical Laboratory Technologist, Assistant Warden (All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS)

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 14:25 -- geeta.nair

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
Ansari Nagar,
New Delhi-110029
F.No. 7-1/2019-Estt-I(RCT)

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Executive Officer , Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC)

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 11:12 -- geeta.nair

Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC)
No. 9-1/2020-PSC (R-IV)
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Health Department set to start eye collection centres in district hospitals

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 10:11 -- geeta.nair

Move aimed at bridging the gap between demand and supply of corneas

To promote eye donation and bridge the huge gap between demand and supply of corneas, the Health Department is set to start eye collection centres in district hospitals soon.

Increasing the number of eye donations is crucial as corneal blindness can be treated only through transplantation from eye donations as there is no substitute for human tissue.

UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (UPSC), Civil Services Examination 2020

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 14:26 -- geeta.nair


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Bengaluru: Protesting blind students detained, released later

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 11:34 -- geeta.nair

BENGALURU: About 40 visually impaired students protesting a two-year delay in distribution of free laptops by the government were detained on Tuesday morning and released in the evening. Police detained them for staging a protest without obtaining permission

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