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Blind persons cannot identify currency notes : NAB tells Bombay High Court

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 10:34 -- geeta.nair

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to file reply within four weeks in response to a public interest litigation (PIL) highlighting the difficulty faced by blind persons in identifying currency notes and coins.

A division bench headed by Chief Justice Manjula Chellur, while hearing a petition filed by National Association for the Blind (NAB), asked the central bank to submit its response within a month and allowed the petitioner to file a rejoinder within two weeks of RBI filing its reply.
 

Blind persons cannot identify currency notes : NAB tells Bombay High Court

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 10:34 -- geeta.nair

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to file reply within four weeks in response to a public interest litigation (PIL) highlighting the difficulty faced by blind persons in identifying currency notes and coins.

A division bench headed by Chief Justice Manjula Chellur, while hearing a petition filed by National Association for the Blind (NAB), asked the central bank to submit its response within a month and allowed the petitioner to file a rejoinder within two weeks of RBI filing its reply.
 

Blind persons cannot identify currency notes : NAB tells Bombay High Court

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 10:32 -- geeta.nair

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to file reply within four weeks in response to a public interest litigation (PIL) highlighting the difficulty faced by blind persons in identifying currency notes and coins.

A division bench headed by Chief Justice Manjula Chellur, while hearing a petition filed by National Association for the Blind (NAB), asked the central bank to submit its response within a month and allowed the petitioner to file a rejoinder within two weeks of RBI filing its reply.
 

BRAILLE-ENABLED EVMS FOR NEXT ASSEMBLY ELECTION

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 10:52 -- geeta.nair

Every citizen of the country, including one with special needs, has the right to cast votes. Now even the blind would cast votes in the forthcoming Assembly elections. And this is thanks to the Braille enabled EVMs that has been introduced in accordance with the order of the Election Commission. The district administration has geared up to streamline the assured facilities for the disabled.

Students devise a device for the blind

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 10:40 -- geeta.nair

Students of the YMCA University of Science and Technology have developed an electronic device that will help visually impaired persons track the way without anyone’s help.

 

The students behind the innovation — Karan Handa, Mayank Vashisht, Kushank Arora, Moksh Girdhar and Kushal Sharma — are from the electronics engineering department.

 

They won the second prize for their innovation at a recently concluded technical fest at the Indraprastha Institute of Science and Technology, New Delhi.

 

VISUALLY-IMPAIRED PEOPLE HIT STREETS AGAINST GOVT APATHY

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 11:01 -- geeta.nair

Braving incessant rains, hundreds of visually-impaired people on Thursday hit the streets here decrying the State Government’s apathy in fulfiling their 15-point charter of demands. The protestors under the banner of the Odisha Students’ Union of Visually Impaired staged a demonstration at the Lower PMG highlighting their grievances.

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