Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled, a Ballari-based non-profit organisation, will organise a job fair for physically challenged people at the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur, on Saturday. Addressing a media conference here on Monday, Ashok Kumar S., regional manager of the trust, said that around 30 employers, including a couple of major companies, were expected to participate in the event.
BENGALURU: The Adugodi traffic police have just undergone training to communicate with the visually- and the hearing-impaired.
A workshop conducted by Giftabled, a city-based NGO, gave them tips on how to assist those with disability trying to negotiate city traffic.
CHENNAI: Associate professor Jayachandran’s is a story of many firsts. A first-generation graduate from an agricultural family, he was also the first visually challenged student to earn a PhD in Tamil literature at the international level. Last year, he was made the Head of Tamil department in Presidency College, the first visually challenged person to become HoD of a department in the college’s 175-year history.
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As devotees bustled about, caught in the ‘pongala fever’ at the Attukal temple premises on Tuesday, Smitha Titus walked slowly, wedging her arm in her brother’s. Binu, younger to Smitha, was speaking intently, explaining the different sounds, the different sights and she concocted her own impressions from what was being said. She would occasionally pause to listen keenly to the sounds. Smitha is visually impaired. She was at the Attukal temple to soak in the festive spirit.
Feb 23, 2016- Save the Children has introduced books with illustrations in Braille for visually impaired children.
NEW DELHI: Unfolding an inspiring and struggle filled journey of a visually impaired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, a book "I: Putting the Eye in IAS" reflects the author's life but is not an autobiography.
The Arvind Kejriwal government has given priority to issues like regularisation of school fee and transparency in the admission process, but there has been very little improvement when it comes to taking care of the needs of children with special needs.
Jharkhand: A blind school teacher from India’s Jharkhand state surprised everyone by writing the Holy Qur'an in Braille language, Dunya News reported citing BBC Hindi news service.
While pursuing her B.A, Nafees Tareen desired to read Holy Qur’an but none of the masters showed interest to educate her as she was blind.
With the entire new range of mobile phone sets coming without keypads which the visually impaired are finding a bit difficult to use, newer hardware and software are being evolved for their aid.