Researchers from the Faculty of Engineering at Israel's Bar Ilan University have developed a prototype contact lens that could enable the visually impaired to see the world in a whole new light. Developed by Professor Zeev Zalevsky, the contact lens processes digital images and translates them into tactile sensations which can then be felt on the user's cornea, allowing them to form a picture of their physical surroundings.
At a programme organised in the Lake City today by Inclusive Empowerment Centre Nepal, an organisation working for visually disabled people, Computer Association Nepal (CAN) Kaski chapter General Secretary Achyut Khaniya made public the latest version of the software.
"My mother has lost vision in one eye and the other is causing her big problems," says one boy. "She can't see where she's going."
Another child says her grandmother is blind in both eyes and is forever pulling out her eyelashes. "She rubs and rubs them," explains the nine-year-old girl. "They give her terrible pain."
To make law education accessible to a wider social milieu, a group of a law school alumni has set up ‘Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education’ (IDIA), a not-for-profit organisation and have helped around 180 candidates crack the common law admission test (CLAT).
21 visually-impaired women feted by Shivam Foundation for their work
They are all women with a difference and all are pursuing their careers in various fields. What is common in them is, despite being visually challenged by birth, they all possess an extraordinary vision.
Visually-impaired skiers Jade Etherington and Kelly Gallagher added to Great Britain's medal tally in the slalom races at the IPC World Cup in Colorado.
Etherington and guide Caroline Powell missed out on gold by one-hundredth of a second.
The pair clocked one minute 30.22 seconds, just behind Russia's Alexandra Frantseva and her guide Pavel Zabotin.
Gallagher and guide Charlotte Evans were third in 1:32.60.