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Mon, 11/25/2019 - 12:15 -- geeta.nair


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App that guides visually impaired to type in Marathi

Mon, 11/25/2019 - 10:51 -- geeta.nair

With an aim to end this practice and to empower and impart a new skill to the visually impaired students, city-based NGO Niwant Andh Mukta Vikasalay has developed a mobile-based application that will teach these students to type in Marathi.

As examination season approaches, one of the most common announcements pasted on school and college notice boards is — “Need volunteers to write exams for the visually impaired”.

Demonstration & Training at Chandigarh

The Central Scientific Instruments Organization, Govt. of India, has organized a training program for Divya Nayan device for the visually impaired at the Chemistry Department Auditorium, Panjab University, Chandigarh on Saturday November 23 at 10:30 am.

The visually impaired in and around Chandigarh can use this opportunity to handle the Divya Nayan device and decide to subsequently purchase it, if found useful.

Those interested to participate, are requested to confirm, by Whatsapp/SMS,  that the EOCPU is informed accordingly.

Regular check-up can prevent diabetic eye diseases’

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 10:52 -- geeta.nair

High blood sugar levels can cause loss of vision, says expert

Highlighting that people having high blood sugar levels are more vulnerable visual impairment, James S.K. Adams, Medical Director of Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, has said that diabetics must go for eye check-up at least once a year.

Dr. James, a vitreo-retinal surgeon, gave a powerpoint presentation during a talk organised by The Hindu, here on Wednesday.

Kerala’s first visually-challenged women’s cricket team formed

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 10:42 -- geeta.nair

KOCHI: Cricket Association for the Blind in Kerala (CABK) formed the state’s first visually-challenged women’s cricket squad, which will take on national-level teams from this month, on Saturday. Both the men’s and women’s team of CABK were present in Kochi as part of the jersey-unveiling ceremony.

Soup is my nemesis

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 14:46 -- geeta.nair

Whilst working at The Wellcome Trust as Director of People and Places, I had the privilege of working with Aidan Kiely, who had been born blind. Towards the end of our time together I had a long chat with him about his life and what sighted people could learn from him, some of which made me think and act quite differently.

We will come back to the soup later!

Colouring darkness

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 14:42 -- geeta.nair

CHENNAI: Acres of light green tea plantations, a field of bright red tulips or your mother’s sari, colours make the world beautiful. While many play with colour, some may never know what it is. ‘How do the blind imagine objects?’ is a much debated question. We took a peek into how the visually impaired perceive colour and how artists explain it to them.

Announcement for new computer training batch at rnks, Jaipur.

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 11:35 -- geeta.nair

Rajasthan Netraheen Kalyan Sangh invites applications for basic computer course in Jaipur Rajasthan.
Following are the details for the course: -
Date: from 02/12/2019 to 31/03/2020,
Venue: - Rajasthan netraheen kalyan sangh, Jaipur,
Eligibility criteria: - • Any visually challenged at least 12th pass by any recognized education board,
• Can understand English / Hindi as it is required to learn the computer concepts.
What’s in the course?

Meet Tilak Prasad Joshi: Visually impaired marathon runner

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 10:34 -- geeta.nair

Tilak Prasad Joshi is an outdoor games enthusiast and a participant of Oxfam Trailwalker. He is a national level football player, marathon runner and also enjoys trekking.

Despite of being visually impaired, it has not held him back from his passion. Joshi is currently working at Tata Capital Housing Finance. He uses a Screen Reader at office which enables him to use the laptop to perform various tasks.

Technical Assistant (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research) CSIR

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 15:12 -- geeta.nair

(Council of Scientific & Industrial Research)
Sector 30-C,
Chandigarh-160 030 (India)
Advertisement No. 2/2019 (Recruitment of Group III Technical staff)

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Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE)

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 11:57 -- geeta.nair

Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE)

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Online Applications are invited for Direct Recruitment on All India Competitive Examination basis for the following posts:-

Visually impaired girls to ramp walk in style in Goa

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 10:18 -- geeta.nair

PANAJI: Visually impaired from the National Association for  the Blind (NAB) will share ramp space with professionals in   the fashion world at a unique fashion show on November 24. 
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High Court rules in favour of reservation for PWDs

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 14:17 -- geeta.nair

Our Correspondent

Kohima, Oct. 29 (EMN): The Gauhati High Court, Kohima Bench has directed the government of Nagaland to take ‘appropriate action’ as per section 33 and 34 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016, and other provisions of the Act, within a period of five months so that the provisions of the Act can be fully implemented in the state.

The HC also decided that one post each for Extra Assistant Commissioner and Secretariat Assistant post be reserved for visually disabled or impaired person.

Being disability friendly a lesson in business & economics: Amitabh Kant

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 12:54 -- geeta.nair

New Delhi: Being disability friendly is not just about compassion but also a lesson in business and economics, Niti Aayog chief executive Amitabh Kant said at the Equal Opportunity Awards held Wednesday.

“Persons with disabilities add immensely to businesses — research shows that inclusive companies are as likely to have twice the shareholder returns compared to their peers,” said Kant, who as chief guest at the event.

BGFI’s December Session In Mumbai On Health and Fitness Through Yoga

“Healthy Mind stay’s in Healthy Body.” In today’s hectic time schedule we are little careless about our health. It is said that, Prevention is better than cure. To keep our body and mind healthy let us learn Some Yoga tricks in our Monthly Training session on 14th of December from 3 pm to 6 pm.
Venue:  Atmabodh Academy of yoga, The Bombay City Ambulance corps, next to Bombay hospital, 21, New Marine lines Mumbai 4000020.
The session will be conducted by Shri Parmanand Aggarwal.
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Children’s Day celebrated at Govt. girl’s school for blind in Tiruchi

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 10:43 -- geeta.nair

Students of the Government Girls’ Higher Secondary School for Blind in Tiruchi celebrated Childrens’ Day on Thursday. The students showcased several song and dance performances set to popular tunes. Headmistress T. Vijayalakshmi offered words of encouragement and presented the children with sweets and snacks. “We are all equal, have intelligence and strength. We must not look at ourselves as any lesser or with any shortcomings. We will take on the world with all our might,” Ms. Vijayalakshmi said as she addressed the students.


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