A principal scientist with a disability, who works at the Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) and has been asking for a transfer to the environment technology division since October last year, has finally won his battle after staging a protest in front of the institute on Monday morning.
CHENNAI: She was an author, political activist and lecturer whose story is known around the world. A person with hearing and visual disability from the age of 19 months, the life of this ‘miraculous worker’ who broke the isolation of being different has inspired many and is a tale that spreads optimism among people.
BENGALURU: An app that would help the visually impaired catch buses on their own was the highlight of a hackathon held in the city this weekend.
COIMBATORE: Braving odds, a blind students from Erode emerge with flying colour in the Plus Two pulic examination, the result of which was released on Tuesday. R Gokila Priya from Kumutha Matric Higher Secondary School in Nambiyur, Erode had scored 1,167 out of the total 1,200 in the Plus Two public examination and managed to secure top rank among blind students.
CHENNAI: This year the Global IT Challenge (GITC) for Youth with Disabilities will be held during 21st – 25th November, 2016 in Yagzhou, Jiangsu, China. The event is meant for four categories of disabilities – visual impairment, hearing impairment, physical impairment (locomotor) and intellectual/development disorder for people within 13-19 years. One youth with disability from each of the above categories will be nominated to participate in the GITC 2016 in China.
Appearing for CBSE Class XII exams, students of the Institute for the Blind in Sector 26 passed with flying colours. Kavita Rani bagged the first position with 90 per cent marks. For Kavita, a resident of Ahmednagar in Sangrur district who stayed in a hostel to prepare for her board exams, the result came as a pleasant surprise. The institute that was earlier affiliated to the Punjab School Education Board had switched to CBSE in the last academic session.
A five-day skills development workshop in computer literacy and yoga for 35 visually challenged teachers with the aim of helping them adapt to a more inclusive pedagogy got under way in the city on Wednesday.