The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on public interest litigation Aseer Jamal v. Union Of India that brings to light the grievance of a large portion of the population in being unable to exercise the Right to Information (RTI).
A list of recommendations have been submitted before the Delhi High Court regarding the need for having special features on bank notes for the benefit of the visually challenged.
Bangalore campus attracts several students living with disabilities
The vast campus of the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) will welcome a fresh batch of 400 Postgraduate Programme (PGP) students on Thursday. However, a few students have arrived early to attend the voluntary preparatory classes.
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government has decided to introduce a comprehensive package for the functioning of blind schools - government and aided - in the state.
The Cabinet meeting on Wednesday took the decision to bring in a package for fixing norms for such schools.
The package will deal with all aspects related to the functioning of blind schools in the state including setting standards, finalising its norms, ensuring infrastructure facilities, staff pattern and appointments. However, there is no time set for implementing the package.
The Delhi High Court on Thursday stayed the State government’s move to close down a residential school for the blind and stop the supply of basic amenities to the school hostel.
A Bench headed by Chief Justice G. Rohini was hearing a petition filed by the National Federation of Blind which had challenged the move of the government. The petitioner, advocate Santosh Rungta, said the Department of Education had compelled parents to withdraw their wards from Andh Mahavidhyalaya on Panchkuian Road and admit them in other blind schools which were running to capacity.
KOCHI:The Kerala High Court on Monday came to the rescue of a 47-year-old visually impaired lady advocate, by directing the Kannur University to treat her as eligible for the post of lecturer in Law in the university.
KOCHI: She had never had light before her eyes; but led by her inner light, she fought for her right to win. The Kerala High Court on Wednesday witnessed a rare fight for justice, when a 40-year-old visually challenged woman argued her own case before the court against the Kannur University decision denying her appointment to the post of lecturer in law.
A two-year special course for visually impaired students will be started at Braille Bhawan, Jamalpur. This course has been started jointly by the Centre’s National Institute for Visually Handicapped, Dehradun, and the Punjab Government. Applications have been sought for this special course with duration of two years.
PUNE: These 23 Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC, standard XII) students from Niwant Andh Mukta Vikasalaya (NAMV) have been through the most testing times in life: they have been visually impaired since birth, born in families with measly incomes and very little to sustain on.