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.
Varanasi: Chief commissioner for persons with disabilities Kamlesh Kumar said that the new Persons with Disability Bill 2016 would be tabled in the monsoon session of Parliament.
BENGALURU: What if you are chasing a treasure by road and all the directions are written in Braille?
In a fundraiser event held in the city on Sunday, visually-impaired persons directed seasoned drivers by reading out the instructions issued in Braille, so that they could reach the treasure and win the event.
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.
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.
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.