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PU refuses blind student nod to record lessons

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:44 -- geeta.nair

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.

J&K’s visually impaired student in US Space & Rocket Centre

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:44 -- geeta.nair

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.

Supreme Court nod for MBBS seats to colour-blind

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:02 -- geeta.nair

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.

Medical college seat cancelled, blind student says will commit suicide

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 11:07 -- geeta.nair

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.

Making a difference in the lives of students

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 11:19 -- geeta.nair

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.

Helping children with multiple disabilities

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 10:50 -- geeta.nair

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.

Reading software to aid blind and visually impaired

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 10:40 -- geeta.nair

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. 


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