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.
Resolute support of friends in class, the management and teachers was what propelled vision-impaired Gokulapriya of Kumutha Matriculation Higher Secondary School to stand tall among visually challenged students at the state-level.
Their vision may be impaired, but their dreams need not be.
CHENNAI: Beno Zephine broke the glass ceiling last year when she fought against all odds and became the first ever Indian Foreign Service officer with 100 per cent visual impairment. Now, following in her footsteps is another youth from Otteri — Bala Nagendran (27). Nagendran is also cent per cent visually challenged, who has successfully cracked the Indian Civil Services examination (2015).
NEW DELHI: Let's face it, few people look forward to interacting with government officials even if they want to join the ranks of the sarkari workforce themselves.
CHENNAI: It is just 15mm of difference that could be the deciding factor: can I manage on my own or do I need assistance? Can the wheelchair manoeuvre over the step or does it need to be manually lifted to pass through?
For the 33rd consecutive year, the students of Red Cross School for the Blind in Berhampur of Odisha have achieved cent per cent pass result in Class X board examination conducted by the Odisha Board of Secondary Education.
Visually impaired students in Andhra Pradesh are unable to make use of an opportunity to educate themselves with financial aid provided by an offshore NRI donor organisation. The reasons attributed are lack of awareness coupled with the mindset of their parents.