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Government institute bars visually-impaired programmer from giving exam

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 10:37 -- geeta.nair

New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) A visually-impaired computer programmer was barred from giving a test for a government-certified programmer when the state-run institute that was conducting it sent him back for not bringing a writer with him.

Originally from West Bengal, the 26-year-old Varun Mehato had gone to give his CCC exam conducted by National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), an entity under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

A blessing to visually impaired students

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 10:51 -- geeta.nair

Pallavi has taken up the responsibility of arranging scribes for 1,000 students

The phone never stops ringing at Pallavi Acharya’s house. It’s not hard to understand why: the 35-year-old has taken up the responsibility of arranging scribes for close to a 1,000 visually impaired students across Karnataka. In the last two years, Ms. Acharya, who is a consultant with the NGO Youth for Seva, has arranged scribes for 2,500 examinations for more than 350 visually impaired persons.

NPS students play host to blind children

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 10:42 -- geeta.nair

Students of National Public School, Yelahanka, invited children of a blind school to spend quality time with them. Students from the blind school attended regular classes and they participated in quiz and other activities. SUPW club period provided some fun and relaxed learning. NPS students presented book marks made by them to blind children.

Railways told to boost facilities for disabled

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:05 -- geeta.nair

Treat the differently-abled as the “most treasured” passengers, the Delhi High Court on Monday told the Railways which it blamed for a visually impaired man missing his M.Phil entrance exam as he could not board a reserved coach since it was locked from inside.

A Bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C.Hari Shankar noted that the youth tried to reach Delhi on July 3 for the exam to be held on July 5, but could not as he first did not get a confirmed seat.

Three students who battled all odds to make their Delhi University dream come true

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:14 -- geeta.nair

Getting a coveted seat at a Delhi University college is dream come true for many. With sky high cutoffs and even greater competition, those who make it have already proved their worth. But for some students, this can seem like a bigger feat than others.

Visually Impaired Teacher Discriminated by Directorate of Education(S)

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 10:49 -- geeta.nair

Imphal, July 20 2017: Recent transfer and posting order issued by the Directorate of Education (s) has caused a serious inconvenience and felt discriminated to visually impaired upper primary teacher.

In a statement by Relief Centre for the Welfare of Differently Able Persons, Manipur the Directorate of Education(s) overlooked the transfer and policy guideline of Person with disability order by the government.

Only 233 candidates have applied for about 8,000 available seats

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:38 -- geeta.nair

Only 233 candidates have applied for about 8,000 available seats

At the ongoing counselling at Anna University, response from persons with disability has been poor. This year, following an order issued by the government, the university authorities had increased the number of seats reserved for candidates with disability to 5% of the total allotted seats.

Professor shows the vision to make way for job to the hearing impaired

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 10:31 -- geeta.nair

COIMBATORE: Even as the State government has ordered a vigilance probe on the recent recruitment done by the Bharathiar  University, a visually challenged Assistant Professor at the Social Work department of the University, resigned saying it should have been reserved for a hearing impaired. He added he did not want to continue in a post that belongs to someone else.

District library to get funds under central scheme

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 10:38 -- geeta.nair

For improvement of infrastructure

The District Central Library in the city will soon get funding under the National Mission on Libraries, an initiative of the Union government, for improving infrastructure.

Disclosing this here on Sunday, A.P.Sivakumar, District Library Officer, said Rs. 70 lakh had been sanctioned under the programme. Of the total funding, 75% would be contributed by the Centre and the rest by the State government.


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