BENGALURU: Inspired by a vacuum cleaner, class 7 student Maanya Ramesh from Air Force School, Hebbal has solved the chalk dust pollution affecting teachers and students in classroom for ages. Her mini smart duster absorbs all the chalk dust while erasing the blackboard.
Education and Employment
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.
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).
On World Braille Day, we look at tools of education for the visually-impaired, such as accessible e-books and the Digital Accessible Information System
Granting interim relief to visually impaired candidates of the all-India level Lower Division Clerk exam, the Delhi High Court has stayed the announcement of the results.
BENGALURU: The Braille Resource Centre at Bengaluru Central at Bengaluru Central University (BCU) is all set to create a pool of professional and volunteer scribes to help visually impaired students write exams.
MUMBAI: IIT-Bombay, one of the country’s leading Institution of Eminence, is yet to make its campus accessible to all.
Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, October 10
Differently abled students in the district have alleged harassment by various school administrations who are not allowing them to appear for their compartment exams. While a Class X student on Tuesday was disallowed from taking his writer inside the exam centre, differently abled activists expressed concerns that the same might be repeated with other students, some of whom are visually impaired who won’t be able to write their exams.
HC directs DME to admit visually impaired student in MBBS course.
Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SSEPD) Minister Prafulla Samal distributed 150 laptops to blind students pursuing higher education at a special event held at the NCSCDA here on Wednesday.
Department Secretary Niten Chandra, Director Susanta Mohapatra and NCSCDA Assistant Director Ram Kishor Sharma graced as guests.
Stating that laptops with JAWS software were distributed to students, the Minister said the amount was enhanced from Rs 50 lakh to Rs 2 crore per annum from this year to provide free laptops to 250 such beneficiaries.