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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).

Specially abled student denied writer

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 11:43 -- geeta.nair

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.

150 blind students provided free laptops

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 11:09 -- geeta.nair

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.

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