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Braille stays untouched as a click, a tap grow popular

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:24 -- geeta.nair

Swati*, a 15-year-old visually challenged girl, runs her fingers over the shuffled dots of a Braille book, attempting to understand a sequence of dots. Every time she touches it, she tries to relate it with pictures or events she has heard about. "I was never taught Braille. I have been tutored only through audio lessons," said Swati, who touched a Braille book for the first time.

Visually impaired siblings graduate

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:47 -- geeta.nair

Tiruvannamalai: About 70 kilometres from Tiruvannamalai district headquarters is Sengulam village, which has frequently made headlines for all the wrong reasons as many youths from this place had been booked on charges of red sanders smuggling. However, this time two visually impaired siblings have done the village proud by being the first graduates from there.

Iconic U.S. pen made by the visually impaired turns 50

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:32 -- geeta.nair

8 million writing instruments produced every year

Clifford Alexander scoops a handful of black ballpoint pens, drops them into a small box and shakes it with a blackjack dealer’s nonchalance. He slides in the next handful to make an exact dozen, and sends the box down the assembly line.

Mr. Alexander, who is blind, performs the quick act again, box after box.


Thu, 04/26/2018 - 10:17 -- geeta.nair

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal on Wednesday issued instructions that such JBT teachers as are either visually impaired or are suffering from chronic disease, should be posted at stations near their house. 

Due to non-availing of opportunity in the transfer policy of the Education Department, such teachers have been deprived of allotment of stations near to their house. Now, all such teachers will be transferred immediately, said the Chief Minister while holding a Janta Darbar to address issues and grievances of the people here.


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