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Can a person with low vision become doctor: Supreme Court to examine

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 10:33 -- geeta.nair

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to examine whether a person suffering from disability of 'low vision', in which eyesight cannot be corrected or improved, can be allowed to pursue MBBS course and treat patients.

This contentious issue came up before a vacation bench of justices U U Lalit and Deepak Gupta which wondered whether it would be feasible to allow a person with visual impairment to become a doctor and treat patients.

Blind students of class 9 and 10 in Odisha to get free Braille textbooks!

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 11:21 -- koshy.mathew@ey...

Measure to be adopted in schools from 2018-19 academic session

From the current academic session, all visually impaired students of Class IX and X in Odisha will be provided free Braille textbooks.

Earlier, the Odisha Primary Education Programme Authority was providing free Braille textbooks to all visually impaired students studying in Class I to VIII in government-managed schools. From this year, this measure has been extended to Class IX and X students as well.

Central institute for blind persons in Tamil Nadu closed for almost a year, students protest

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 12:47 -- koshy.mathew@ey...

The regional centre of the National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Visual Disabilities in Karayanchavadi has remained closed for over six months. A student in the centre said the institute had not reopened after Puja holidays last year.

Courses were not conducted since August at the institute which was established in 1988.

The centre offered a few courses including Braille shorthand and a diploma course in executive secretaryship.

Special centre for deaf & blind children opens in Goa!

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:48 -- koshy.mathew@ey...

Special centre for deaf & blind children opens in Goa!

In India, there are very few educational centres or schools that cater exclusively for disabled children or adults. The ones that are already there lack modern facilities and specialised staff. But Goa is all set to own an exclusive institute for both deaf and blind children. Authorities claim that this centre will be one-of-its-kind.

This motivational speaker & IAS trainer has brought out the entire UPSC material in Braille format!

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 15:25 -- koshy.mathew@ey...

Akella Raghavendrarao could not fulfil his dream of joining the IAS, but he is determined to help other youth achieve this dream, including people who are visually impaired. In the last 18 years, Raghavendrarao has trained nearly 300 students, and most of them are placed in IAS, IPS, and other cadres.

Delhi Start-Up’s Awesome Books Lets Both the Sighted & the Non-Sighted Read From It!

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 12:53 -- koshy.mathew@ey...

According to a study published online by the Lancet Global Health Journal, in 2015, there were around 8.8 million people across the world who were visually impaired and approximately 47.7 million people who suffered moderate and severe visual impairment.


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