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COVID-19: Residents administer compassion street by street

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 11:03 -- geeta.nair

The RWA at Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Nagar in Thiruvanmiyur is getting “street representatives” to identify people in need and help them

At Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Nagar in Thiruvanmiyur, the Residents Welfare Association identifies those people who may be at a greater disadvantage than most others on account of the COVID-19 situation, and provide them with the necessary succour. This work is orchestrated by street representatives.

Born Visually Impaired, 15 YO Overcame Bullying To Inspire Many With Songs, Words

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 15:58 -- geeta.nair

Though born visually impaired, Hannah, today, is the youngest and sought after motivational speakers in Kerala. She has also written and recorded many songs for her YouTube Channel which has almost 1000 subscribers and has garnered over 20,000 views.

Hannah Alice Simon, 15, had to face a lot of difficulties in her childhood. Being visually-impaired from birth, Hannah didn’t have many friends to play with and went through a lot of bullying from other children, being often called a ‘ghost’ or a ‘devil’.
 

This lockdown period, Bengaluru based NGO Smileys reaches out to disabled people in different ways

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 10:52 -- geeta.nair

Bengaluru based NGO Smileys is ensuring to provide food, water and other essential commodities to disabled people in the city during the lockdown period. The services are sent through authorized delivery partners like Dunzo, Swiggy etc. In a week, they have already reached out to 2200 people in the city.

Coronavirus | Despite pandemic, Braille printing press in Berhampur busy with work

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 11:27 -- geeta.nair

Efforts are on to provide Braille textbooks to visually challenged Class XI students in the coming academic year.

While COVID-19 has hit education around the world, Odisha’s only Braille printing press in Berhampur is busy in its efforts to provide Braille textbooks to visually challenged Class XI students in the coming academic year.

Coronavirus restrictions put extra burden on the blind community: Experts

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 11:19 -- geeta.nair

The novel coronavirus outbreak has forced millions of people around the world to limit what and who they touch and stay in place for the time being -- all methods to try to tamp down on the spread of the virus in the absence of a vaccine or treatment.

But for the blind community, in particular, these restrictions create additional obstacles that may contribute to their already vulnerable state, experts said.

PayTM’s growing inaccessibility for blind users throws spotlight on issues with most websites

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 11:03 -- geeta.nair

From paying for his milk supplies to booking flight tickets, the PayTM app is a go-to resource for well-known disability rights activist George Abraham.

PayTM is a digital payments platform that allows users to transfer cash into the integrated wallet via online banking, debit cards, credit cards, and by depositing cash through select banks and partners. This way it claims all users can comfortably buy a number of goods without cash.

Well, not all, at least not any longer.

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