Current Style: Standard

Current Size: 100%

What’s New

Assistant Professor (Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce)

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 15:45 -- geeta.nair

Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce
University of Delhi
Pitampura,
Delhi-110088
Advt No 241/2019

Highlights of the advertisement are given below, for complete details visit http://www.du.ac.in/du/uploads/Advt_2019/23082019_sggscc_Assistant%20Prof.pdf

The last date for receipt of application is 12th September, 2019

Kids’ offer piggy bank savings to bring back vision of blind kid in Jharkhand

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 10:57 -- geeta.nair

In an inspiring incident, four children offered to donate their piggy bank savings to bring back vision of a visually-impaired kid from Baghnara village in Sankarda Panchyat under Potka Blok in East Singhbhum district.

Now two city-based eye specialists have announced to conduct the eye-surgery of the completely blind 5-year-old kid, Khenka Murmu, free of cost.

Tactile breast screening by visually-impaired show promise of early detection of breast cancer in India

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 10:41 -- geeta.nair

What is tactile breast screening? 

When 42-year-old Manisha Anand got a call for a tactile breast screening to be done by a trained visually impaired woman, she called up her mother, a gynaecologist, consulted her, and signed up for the examination programme. Anand, who has a family history of breast cancer, eventually had her first tactile breast screening in June this year.
 

Government turns a blind eye to ‘Insight’

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 10:30 -- geeta.nair

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The deserted ground floor of the Kerala Federation of the Blind (KFB) at Kunnukuzhi bears testimony to the bad patch the institute has been going through in the recent times. Until a year ago the place was buzzing with activities as visually-challenged people visit the office to learn using computers, internet banking and ride-hailing apps with the help of the talking software. It was also a place frequented by the visually-challenged to check lottery results or for filling PSC application forms. 

Visually-challenged flood-hit to receive aid

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 10:22 -- geeta.nair

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Thiruvananthapuram-headquartered Kerala Federation of the Blind (KFB) is planning to mobilise funds for the visually-challenged who are affected by flood. 

“We have given direction to all our members to contribute to our special account to be created for helping those affected,” said KFB executive director R Sasidharan Pillai. The fund will be utilised to help rebuild houses, loss of livelihood etc. Last year KFB collected Rs 3.5 lakh, of which Rs1 lakh was donated to Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF). 

Kerala handicapped Welfare Corporation, Subsidy Loan

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 14:40 -- geeta.nair

Subsidy Loan
Kerala handicapped Welfare Corporation
25 thousand Subsidy.
Loan up to 5 lakh.
Completely a self-employmentsupport for the persons with disability.
Website: http://www.hpwc.kerala.gov.in
NATIONAL HANDICAPPED FINANCE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
RED CROSS BHAVAN, SECTOR – 12, FARIDABAD – 121007
APPLICATION FORM FOR
a. Loan for Trading Activity
Loan for Service Activities (Upto 7.5 lakhs)

UPPER DIVISION CLERK, LOWER DIVISION CLERK , ICMR – National Institute of Nutrition

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 12:45 -- geeta.nair

ICMR – National Institute of Nutrition
Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,
Government of India
Website: www.ninindia.org

No.Advt.No.2/Admn-EMP/2019-20

Highlights of the advertisement are given below, for complete details visit https://www.nin.res.in/employment/Administrative_notification.pdf

The last date of application is  25.09.2019

New optic nerve therapy to offer aid to blind

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 10:49 -- geeta.nair

Washington: Scientists are developing a technology that would circumvent the eyeball in order to deliver the message directly to the brain in case of visually impaired people.

Researchers from EPFL in Switzerland and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Italy will be doing this by stimulating the optic nerve with intraneural electrode known as OpticSELINE.
 

The study was published in the journal 'Nature Biomedical Engineering'.

Keep size of currency notes same to help visually impaired: HC to RBI

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 10:23 -- geeta.nair

Mumbai: Expressing displeasure over frequent changes in features of currency notes, the Bombay high court on Thursday said that the Reserve Bank of India should at least retain the sizes of different denominations so as to enable visually impaired identify the notes easily.

“Do whatever you want to do with the colour and design of the notes, but keep at least their size same,” said the division bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Bharati Dangre.

Changing features of currency notes, coins often not proper, says Bombay HC

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 10:20 -- geeta.nair

The court was hearing a petition filed by the National Association of the Blind, claiming new currency notes and coins posed difficulty for the visually impaired people in identifying and distinguishing them.

Changing the size and other features of currency notes often is “not proper” especially because a visually impaired person spends years to figure out the dimensions and other features of a banknote or coin, the Bombay High Court said.

Google Docs gets 'live edits' feature for visually impaired users

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 11:13 -- geeta.nair

Google Docs is making it easier for the visually impaired to keep track of real-time updates made by collaborators in a given document with a new feature.
A 'Live edits' feature allows users to view a periodically updated summary of changes in a convenient sidebar, according to the official blog.
To enable the feature, open the Accessibility settings and check 'Turn on screen reader support' and then select 'Show live edits'.

TechThursdays – Kibo XS, world’s 1st intelligent personalised scanning & reading companion

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 10:56 -- geeta.nair

Fifty-seven million visually impaired people in India lack real-time access to content as less than 1% of content is available in Braille. Trestle Labs, an assistive technology company, is changing that for people with print and learning disabilities. On #TechThursdays we profile their leading innovation, Kibo XS.

Choosing between glasses and contacts

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 10:27 -- geeta.nair

BENGALURU: Refractive errors are the most common treatable cause of visual impairment. These are optical imperfections that prevent the eye from properly focusing light, thus causing blurred vision. The primary refractive errors are near-sightedness (myopia), far-sightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism and presbyopia. These can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses, or can be permanently treated with laser surgery.

Eyeglasses

YouTuber Husna from Thiruvananthapuram proves disability is no barrier to pursue one’s ambition

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 10:19 -- geeta.nair

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  A disability cannot stop a person from pursuing their ambition. Husna Ameen, 27, who suffers from visual impairment, has just completed her post-graduation in English literature and is a computer trainer. Husna is currently running a YouTube Channel, ‘English Insights with Husna’, which has got nearly 608 subscribers and already touched 1,000 views.

Laboratory Attendant, Senior Technical Assistant, Research Assistant (Environment), Assistant (Legal), Assistant Store Keeper

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 16:54 -- geeta.nair

Government of India Ministry of Personnel,
Public Grievances & Pensions
Staff Selection Commission (Website: https://ssc.nic.in)

Advertisement No: Phase-VII/2019/Selection Posts
Highlights of the advertisement are given below, for complete details visit http://www.thesarkarinaukri.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/ssc19.pdf

Last date for receipt of application: 31-08-2019 (up to 5.00 P.M.)

How to avail concession on India rail bookings

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 14:18 -- geeta.nair
  1. Log on to www.irctc.co.in
  2. Press Enter on Log in to Application
  3. Enter User Name and Password
  4. Check the checkbox that reads Use OTP and hit Enter on login
  5. Enter OTP received on mobile and hit Enter on Submit
  6. Fill the form From Station, To Station Date, and check the box that reads 'I will book concessional ticket of Divyang'
  7. A dialog box will popup, hit Enter on OK button
  8. If you want to travel in HP quota then hit Enter on General Quota

A welcome sight

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 13:00 -- geeta.nair

The visually challenged community will no longer have to seek explanations while watching a film, as XL Cinema app’s Audio Description feature will empower their film viewing experience. The app, that started off to bridge the language barrier faced by cinema lovers across the globe, started working towards a greater cause just last year.

Pages

Facebook comments

Subscribe to What’s New