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DU admissions: Almost 10 per cent rise in registrations under PwD category

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 10:12 -- geeta.nair

There has been an increase of almost 10 per cent in the number of registrations under the Persons with Disabilities (PwD) category at the Delhi University, officials said Sunday.

A total of 1,665 people have registered under this category on the varsity’s admission portal this year, including an acid attack victim and leprosy-cured persons.
 

Twenty-one conditions are included under the PwD category.

Nepal’s only library for visually impaired has no visitors

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 13:04 -- geeta.nair

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) – The floor of the National Braille Library for the Blind is filled with books. Big, thick volumes of books in Braille are littered all over while steel racks are carelessly stacked with more.

“These all are donated books. Different international organisations donate books to us almost every alternate month,” said librarian Ambika Shrestha.

Lack of books for visually impaired at Book Fair disappoints many

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 10:54 -- geeta.nair

Walking around the theme pavilion at the New Delhi World Book Fair, one can spot a range of aides for the visually impaired — Braille geometry sets, chess boards, a set of playing cards, but oddly enough, not many books. 

The visible shortage of literature for people with  disability at the fair themed, “Books for Readers with

Special Needs”, can be attributed to the dearth of publishers working in the sector, said one of the officials from National Book Trust (NBT).

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