Education and Employment
Bhartesh Singh Thakur
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, October 9
Panjab University (PU) has refused permission to a blind student from the Department of Evening Studies from recording lessons in class as teachers have objected to it. The teachers fear that lectures can be misused and they feel uncomfortable in class where as students’ leaders say any student, whether blind or not, has a right to record lectures.
Tribune News Service
Srinagar, October 3
Governor NN Vohra and First Lady Usha Vohra inaugurated Satya Devi Resources Centre for Visually Impaired at Delhi Public School, Srinagar.
Vijay Dhar, chairman of the school, Kiran Dhar and a number of eminent citizens of the town were present on the occasion.
JAMMU, Sept 25: Shubham Tandon, 19 year old visually impaired student of Jammu, has proved that nothing is impossible and disability can’t stop anyone to succeed if the one is determined.
He has won “Light House Vision Scholarship ” and is now representing India in a week long training ca-mp at US Space & Rocket Centre.
He is the Ist visually impaired student of J&K, who got this opportunity. He is one among thirty other worldwide scholarship winners from different countries, who have been selected for this Space Camp at Huntsville (Alabama), USA.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court has opened the doors for colour-blind students to pursue MBBS course by ordering the admission of two such candidates, who have scored high marks in the entrance examination, for the next academic year.
Terming its action as “transcendental importance of justice”, the apex court said that peculiar facts and circumstances of the case required it to invoke special powers under Article 142 of the Constitution.
A 19-year-old medical student who is unable to see beyond a distance of 8cm has threatened suicide after the Medical Council of India cancelled his admission to college since his disability is regarded too severe for someone taking the MBBS course.
Suresh’s tale highlights a problem of neglect and delays that plague almost every government office in the country: He was given admission in 2016 by authorities in Karnataka who should have taken note of his condition, only for it be cancelled almost a year later by the country’s medical regulator.
Ludhiana, September 5
While teaching the visually impaired children for the last 17 years at the Vocational Rehabilitation and Training Centre (VRTC), Hambran Road, Maya (50) makes sure her lessons are interesting and replete with anecdotes and stories.
Despite being devoid of sense of sight, she goes out of her way to inspire the children she teaches.
Muskan provides intervention at various levels under one roof
Ahmed Piyarji (6), could not sit for 10 minutes at a stretch and had difficulty seeing things at a distance. Last year, he was diagnosed with low vision and hearing impairment along with cerebral palsy
After sustained special education, speech therapy, physiotherapy, occupational and vision therapy, he can sit up and perform daily activities like eating and drinking with limited assistance. He is also doing well in areas like fine motor and gross motor skill development, socialisation and communication.
GUWAHATI, Aug 23 - Juggling with a myriad of thoughts, I entered the classroom of seven students of Class X, eagerly listening to their teacher with a recorder in their hands. They greeted me with warm smiles and thus encouraged, I took a seat alongside.
Blind and visually-impaired people in the country can now read any printed Nepali characters using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software, which was launched on Monday.
The software, developed by two IT experts from the Kathmandu University (KU) for the Nepal Netra Joyti Sangh in financial support of the Australian government, was launched by Australian Ambassador to Nepal, Peter Budd, amid a function.