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Where Equality Meets Diversity and Inclusion

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 10:46 -- geeta.nair

HYDERABAD: How does it feel not to have a vision? What does one go through when one can see, but finds it tough to type something on the  cramped smartphone keypad? Microsoft India hosted Confluence, a annual diversity and inclusion conference in Hyderabad on Friday. It had a host of events and sessions to help its employees understand shortcomings of people, be sensitive towards them and be more perceptive towards all.

80 schemes implemented by govt. for welfare of people with disabilities’

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 10:42 -- geeta.nair

A number of schemes are being implemented for the welfare and benefit of the people with disabilities by the Union and state governments. But lack of awareness has been a major hurdle in implementing the same, said participants at a programme got up by the Network of Institutions for Disabled near BHEL campus on Monday. They emphasised the role of parents and special teachers in guiding the differently-abled persons.

Minister Seeks PSC's Opinion on Filling PH Backlog

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 11:32 -- geeta.nair

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Social Justice Minister M K Muneer has sought the Public Service Commission’s opinion on filling the physically handicapped (PH) backlog as per the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Act 1996 and on making appointments from the existing rank lists if the reservation roster of 1,34 and 67 is to be followed on the basis of the Government of India office memorandum and the Supreme Court of India ruling in this regard.

10-Day Swimming Camp for The Disabled

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 11:21 -- geeta.nair

BENGALURU:  With the aim of promoting the advantages of swimming for people with disabilities, a free 10-day camp is being conducted at Sindhia Swimming Pool, Yelachananahalli, Kanakapura Road in the city. This is being organised by Astha, an NGO, and a support group ‘One Step At A Time’ in association with Karnataka Para Swimming Association. The camp, which started on March 9, will conclude on March 19.

Pune: Now, an audio feature at traffic signals for the visually-impaired

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 10:27 -- geeta.nair

Apart from fixing the responsibilities of the civic departments and other concerned agencies to ensure safety of pedestrians across the city, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) draft recommends introduction of an audio feature in traffic signals for the visually-impaired and also a buffer zone of two metres between STOP line for vehicles and zebra crossing.

Visually impaired children to get latest facilities

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 11:38 -- geeta.nair

Good news for the visually impaired children and teachers at Government Institute for the Blind, Braille Bhawan, Jamalpur, as it is set to be upgraded to an institute.With this development, the requirements of the visually impaired students studying at the school would be taken care of with utmost sensitivity.If it converts to an institute, it would have technology with touch screens and sensors that can ease learning and li

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