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Big Bazaar initiative Able Hands brings together disabled and non-disabled people

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 14:15 -- geeta.nair

This Saturday on 7 December Big Bazaar has something new planned as part of its #SabkeLiye accessible shopping experience. Called Able Hands, this is a first of its kind initiative where disabled people get to interact with non-disabled people . This initiative is being rolled in 292 ramp-enabled stores.

JNU Prof develops Braille model to teach visually-challenged students chemistry

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 10:28 -- geeta.nair

A Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) professor has developed a Braille model to teach chemistry to visually-challenged students. Talking about his research, professor BS Balaji said he had developed a simple lock-and-key model to teach chemistry concepts to visually-impaired students. He added that owing to the current limitations in science education for blind students, he had designed the model to address these shortcomings.

Interesting innovations pitched at the Voice Vision Entrepreneurial Idea Awards for blind entrepreneurs

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 14:13 -- geeta.nair

Mumbai-based NGO Voice Vision’s Entrepreneurial Idea Award for 2019 were announced this week. The aim of the awards is to encourage visually impaired with the view to enable the community to be job creators rather than job seekers.

Centre urged to implement Disability Act-2016 in J&K

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 10:46 -- geeta.nair

Jammu, December 3

As the world observed Disability Day, physically challenged persons in Jammu and Kashmir continue to be deprived of their rights.

The J&K Handicapped Welfare Association on Tuesday demanded that the Central government should implement the provisions of the Disability Act-2016 as the state had become a Union Territory now.

The association has also demanded self-help groups for economic uplift of the physically challenged persons who have faced discrimination in the erstwhile J&K state.

Delhi Metro bags national award for creating barrier-free enenvironment for disabled.

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 10:44 -- geeta.nair

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) was on Tuesday conferred with a national award for creating a free environment for persons with disabilities, officials said.


Social justice dept awarded for best disabled-friendly website

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 10:35 -- geeta.nair

Chandigarh, December 4

The Centre has awarded the Haryana Social Justice and Empowerment Department for having best accessibility features of its website designed for people with disabilities.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu honoured Principal Secretary Neerja Shekhar on December 2 in New Delhi on the occasion of World Disability Day.

Sighted people try to understand what a day in the dark feels like

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 10:12 -- geeta.nair

80 people perform regular tasks in a dark room in Worli

The National Association for the Blind (NAB) offered a glimpse into the life of the visually challenged on Tuesday, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The purpose behind the exercise was to give people a sense of how the visually challenged overcome hurdles in their daily lives.

Paralakhemundi visually-impaired to get nat'l award

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 10:57 -- geeta.nair

Setting an example for all Divyangs in Odisha, a visually-impaired person achieved a new feat with his nomination to receive a national award for his contribution to persons with disabilities (PwDs).

The 50-year-old Niranjan Behera from Paralakhemundi has become the inspiration for all differently-abled persons as he has been selected for the prestigious National Awards for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. He will be conferred with the award on the International Day of PWDs by President Ram Nath Kovind on December 3 in New Delhi.


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