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Big Bazaar Sabke Liye – Great deals for disabled shoppers on Preview Day on 20-21 January

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 11:41 -- geeta.nair

Major sales events have never included shoppers with disabilities and we have a retailer who is doing that remarkably and consistently. Amid the crowds and chaos in sales events, It becomes increasingly difficult for shoppers with disabilities to enjoy discounts. For this reason Big Bazaar preview sale promises a sensitised store and shopping assistance to its huge base of disabled shoppers who require it. For the first time there’s also a Quiet hour Preview across select 38 stores for shoppers with autism and intellectual disabilities.

DEAR RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA: AN OPEN LETTER TO MY VISION IMPAIRMENT

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 11:22 -- geeta.nair

sometimes begrudgingly cast an eye over my blog’s archives, trying to pinpoint what posts shaped this online space into what it is today. I went as far back as January 2017 the other day and sitting there, at the beginning of the month, was an open letter I addressed to my vision impairment. I reluctantly clicked ‘read’, unsure of what words would greet me on the following page. Yes, I was right, I had every reason to cringe. Mind you,I might do exactly the same when looking back at this in 2023. 

Smartphones given to 1,000 visually impaired

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 11:00 -- geeta.nair

The smart phones have many disabled friendly applications installed in them. The phones are expected to improve the quality of life of the visually impaired people.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As part of the ‘Kazhcha project’ of the Kerala State Handicapped Persons Welfare Corporation, 1,000 smart phones were distributed here on Wednesday to select visually impaired individuals. The phones were distributed at the inaugural ceremony of the state-level smart phone distribution and two-day training programme to use the phone.

Inclusive Stem Confluence 2020 promises opportunities to disabled science enthusiasts

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 10:50 -- geeta.nair

The upcoming Inclusive Stem Confluence 2020 will bring together people with and without disabilities. The event will showcase talents of disabled students and professionals. In addition, it will also give them a platform to learn new things. Inclusive Stem Confluence 2020 is scheduled for 17 and 18 January 2020. On its third year, organisers are again expecting a huge turnout this year.

Social justice ministry ropes in pvt industries to extend reach of ''Accessible India Campaign''

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 10:52 -- geeta.nair

Social justice ministry ropes in pvt industries to extend reach of ''Accessible India Campaign''

New Delhi, Jan 10 (PTI) The social justice and empowerment ministry (SJEM), tasked with implementing the ''Accessible India Campaign'' (AIC), has roped in private industries and is coordinating with them to extend the reach of the campaign, a senior official said on Friday.

Kerala's hope for 'Insight Project' for the visually impaired reignited with 'Kazcha'

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 10:33 -- geeta.nair

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kazhcha project has revived the hopes of Kerala Federation of the Blind (KFB) in reviving the Insight Project to train visually challenged to overcome the daily struggles. Despite being the lone centre for providing training to use smartphones and computers, it was forced to close shop after the social justice department stopped providing funds two years ago.

Consequently, several hundred visually challenged persons lost the opportunity to get training at the  Kunnukuzhy centre here.

CBSE to allow visual aids in Class 10 exams from 2020 for students with vision impairments

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 11:35 -- geeta.nair

Some important news for visually impaired students studying in CBSE schools. The CBSE Board has announced a series of moves to make mainstream education more accessible for them.

From 2020, students with visual impairments can use magnifying glasses and portable video magnifiers during their Class 10 exams.

Meet Baby Girija, a visually-challenged teacher from Kerala who has become a leading light to students by converting books into Braille

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 11:07 -- geeta.nair

For students at the Government School for the Visually Impaired in Thiruvananthapuram, Baby Girija is a leading light who endeavours to blot out the darkness of ignorance in their lives

High-school student Suraj Krishna cheerfully and meticulously spells out Braille codes for all the Malayalam characters he has learnt so far to his teacher Baby Girija. As he finishes his recital, the teacher gives him a warm pat on his back. “He joined us only three months ago. He’s a quick learner,” Baby says with a smile.

Visually impaired Odisha girl cracks state civil services exam in first attempt

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 10:51 -- geeta.nair

Tapaswini Das lost her eyesight while she was studying in Std 2 in Bhubaneswar’s DAV School, secured 161st rank in the Odisha Civil Services examination 2018 conducted by Odisha Public Service Commission.

The negligence by doctors in a premeier hospital in the city during a operation in 2003 cost Tapaswini Das her eyesight, but it could not deter the 23-year-old girl to crack the Odisha civil services exam the results of which were announced on Monday.

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