CHENNAI: Counselling on Monday for differently-abled candidates at Anna University saw 163 students allotted engineering seats in various colleges across the State. For the 5137 seats available under visual, hearing and orthopaedically impaired categories, the Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions - 2015 received 225 applications. Five applications were rejected for not fulfilling eligibility criteria and/or failure to produce supporting medical certificates, officials said.
Science & technology
CHENNAI: Nethrodaya, an organisation that works for the disabled, held its eighth Visually Impaired Achievers Awards function on their premises, on Sunday. This year, 56 visually challenged school children from all over Tamil Nadu, who passed classes 10 and 12 with over 90 per cent marks, were awarded with certificates, medals and a prize money of Rs 5,000.
More than 100 persons with movement disability were presented with side-wheel scooters at a function held here on Sunday.
MUMBAI: In January 2015, an ad for soap featuring Katrina Kaif drew four million hits online. The still photographs had been shot by 26-year-old Bhavesh Patel who was born blind. He had judged Katrina's height by her handshake, and followed her movements through her voice and the rustle of fabric.
Ryan Ng - a final-year electronic engineering major - has created a smartphone application that might help visually-impaired people navigate around MTR stations easier.
He told RTHK that app can help a person find the nearest escalator and also know to which exit the escalator will lead to.
Kavita Kanan Chandra
The Assistive Technology Lab (ATL) at B. V. Raju Institute of Technology (BVRIT), Narsapur, Medak dist, Telangana which is part of the Sri Vishnu Educational Society is a vision of Mr. K. V. Vishnu Raju, the Chairman of BVRIT, to utilize the skills of every engineering department of the college. During his visit to many universities in the United States, one thing that ignited his mind was the Assistive Technology Program at University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
Even as a small boy, Kartik Sawhney knew he’d have to do things differently — blind students really can’t focus their studies on science or technical subjects, he was told while growing up in India.