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Fri, 01/13/2017 - 10:28 -- geeta.nair

The CSR Committee of The Utkal Chamber of Commerce conducted an art and song competition for the visually impaired, hearing and vocally impaired children (deaf, dumb and blind). About 63 students participated from different schools.

They were from Bipin Bihari School of Deaf and Dumb, Rajdhani School of Deaf and Dumb, Lewis Blind School, Sri Sri Beleswar High School, Sriharsha Mishra School, Bhima Bhoi School for Blind and Nursery School.

Both the competitions were conducted in three categories, sub-junior, junior and senior. Cash prizes were


Thu, 01/05/2017 - 10:36 -- geeta.nair

On the birth anniversary of Sir Louie Braille, 270 smart phones and 40 daisy players were distributed to students with visual impairment under ADIP scheme of the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. Scholarships cheques worth `5 lakhs were also distributed to each of 66 students with visual impairment under National Scholarship Scheme of National Federation of the Blind.

World Braille Day: Who invented the reading and writing system and why?

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 11:08 -- geeta.nair

Around 285 million people are estimated to be visually impaired worldwide, with 39 million blind and millions more with low vision, as well as two million people living with sight loss in the UK alone.

According to National Braille Week, around 150 million people use braille – a code system of raised dots – as a form of literacy, as it allows users to spell, use punctuation and format text on a page.

World Braille Day On 4th Jan 2017

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 10:51 -- geeta.nair

To commemorate the World Braille Day, the students of Nethra Vidyalaya Junior & Degree colleges for Visually challenged students will be organising a walkathon on 04/01/2017. The students will be participating in the walkathon along with the lecturers, college staff, friends and well wishers.

The Nethra Vidyalaya Walkathon starts at 9am to commomorate World Braille Day and celebrate the divine message of HH Chinna Jeeyar Swamijis of how:

“Education Plays a Key Role in Enabling Visually Challenged Children to See the World through DIVINE EYES of KNOWLEDGE”

Tap-ping to help the blind

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 12:10 -- geeta.nair

Walking around is one of the toughest things for a visually challenged person. Even when they're using a cane. To help them get past this, young innovator Krishna Sai Inkoolu, from Anakapalli in Visakhapatnam invented 'Taparch Footwear', which helps them walk sans the stick. This 24-year-old who studied Industrial Engineering at Gitam University designed a mechanism with an embedded electronic circuit that senses the existence of obstacles in the path and communicates it to the visually challenged person with a 'tap', while they're walking — helping them stay safe.

Audio library promised for the visually challenged

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 10:47 -- geeta.nair

In an endeavour to build awareness that the visually challenged are very much part of the mainstream society, around 50 persons, including students of the Government School for the Blind here, staged a nearly one-km rally on Tuesday.

The rally was taken out to the Government College here as part of the World White Cane Safety day that fell on October 15.

Steps to be taken

The programme was organised by the district unit of the Kerala Federation of the Blind in association with the with the National Service Scheme (NSS) at the Government College.

DAPD continues visual impairment advocacy

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 11:19 -- geeta.nair

The Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities (DAPD Inc.) is continuing its advocacy on visual impairment with a week of activities.

Visual Awareness Week and the 11th National Dollar Day was launched at the DAPD’s office in Goodwill on Monday 10 October 2016.

Visual Awareness Week is dedicated to informing and sensitizing the public about the challenges that the visually impaired face and how they can assist them in making their day to day life easier.


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