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Webinar by Radio Udaan team and NAB Delhi on covid vaccination

Have you been inoculated with the dose of Covid-19 vaccine? or waiting for your turn? Or you are looking for more information on the different vaccine available in the market. Then please join us for an interesting webinar by Radio Udaan team and NAB Delhi on covid vaccination on coming Saturday.
We will talk about one of its kind nationwide project “Mission Corona Vijay” by American India Foundation, NAB Delhi, NCEPDP, Uber and other partners.
Will be joined by a renowned doctor; General secretary NAB Delhi and famous RJ from radio udaan to explore the subject.

Visually impaired PhD scholar Shimla girl made youth icon for polls

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 11:50 -- geeta.nair

Shimla, September 9

The Election Commission of India appointed Muskan, a visually impaired PhD scholar at Himachal Pradesh University, as the Youth Icon for the State.

She was declared the youth icon earlier also, in the 2017 Vidhan Sabha and the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

State Coordinator for Accessible Elections, Ajai Srivastava, said Muskan would motivate the voters, particularly the youth, to participate in the poll process and exercise their right. Vice Chancellor Professor Sikander Kumar said Muskan had brought laurels to the state.


Wed, 09/15/2021 - 13:59 -- geeta.nair

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Last date for submission of application: 21st September 2021


Can the historic Paralympic medal tally alter our perception of disability?

By Shruti Pushkarna


Before I delve into this piece, I’d like to congratulate Team MxM on their tenth anniversary. Feels like it was eons ago, when I joined the team in August 2011. As my Editor handed me varied assignments, I saw myself mature and learn. Even today, I credit a great deal to MxM for helping me refine my writing style and develop a deeper understanding of issues. I continue my association with the team, with this fortnightly column on Media and Disability, with the belief that awareness can help create an empathetic society.


Opening the door to opportunities

The Eyeway helpline was set up in response to a flurry of calls from people across the country, sharing their respective challenges due to vision impairment. Callers asked us about ways to restart their education, how to secure a job, what provisions were available for their social security, ways of operating a phone or a computer and so on.

Sharing information and guiding them to lead independent lives despite blindness, established a credibility for the Eyeway team among the community. Often beneficiaries would spread the word, channeling new clients to us.

Taking action against harassment

Workplace harassment is not unheard of. Women often face sexual overtures from their male colleagues in professional space. And hence, the government has mandated organisations to have a Sexual Harassment Policy to safeguard their rights and dignity.

If the woman is disabled in any way, her vulnerability is amplified. 25-year-old Priyanka (name changed) is totally blind and works as a Probationary Officer in a Bank in Maharashtra. Despite her vision impairment, Priyanka aspired to become physically and financially independent.

Delhi Police gets ready to resume self-defence training programmes for women

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 11:09 -- geeta.nair

The classes, which were briefly discontinued in 2020 due to the pandemic, were held online prior to this.

Amid a decline in COVID-19 cases in the national capital, the Delhi Police’s Special Police Unit for Women and Children (SPUWAC) has written to RWAs, NGOs, educational institutions and hospitals across the city for conducting self-defence training programmes for women and girls, officials said on Sunday.

Only 54% public buildings are disabled-friendly, govt. tells HC

Mon, 09/13/2021 - 11:51 -- geeta.nair

Only 21,063 have accessible parking space and 13,035 have accessible staircase

The Director for the Welfare of the Differently Abled has informed the Madras High Court that of the 49,550 public buildings in Tamil Nadu, only 26,769 had ramps and hand-rails at the main entrance. Further, only 21,063 had accessible vehicle parking space and just 13,035 buildings had been provided with accessible staircase.

Visually impaired students get a taste of the beautiful game

Mon, 09/13/2021 - 10:54 -- geeta.nair

Footballers know that they need to keep their eye on the ball, at all times. But what if they cannot see?

The sound of the ball and goalkeepers and coaches alerting from both ends of the pitch is what the visually-impaired work with on a football field.

A three-day football residential camp organised for visually-impaired participants came to an end with football matches for both boys and girls held between Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra teams.

A trip to remember

Mon, 09/06/2021 - 11:00 -- geeta.nair

Getting out of the home, camping, trekking and spending time with friends has become more of a fantasy in this new normal, especially for special needs children and their caregivers.

As a parent of a neuro-diverse child, I continue to experience this. With schools closed and therapy classes unavailable, the turns of events since last year has taken a toll on people, physically, mentally and emotionally. This has had an effect on stress levels and behaviour, making things more difficult for parents.


Fri, 09/03/2021 - 12:35 -- geeta.nair

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Features and standards essential for accessible travel

Fri, 09/03/2021 - 11:06 -- geeta.nair

The Harmonised Guidelines and Space Standards for Barrier Free Built Environment Persons with Disability and elderly persons, which was released by the Ministry of Urban Development in 2016 has specified the features that accessible buses should possess.

Apart from having low floors, buses should have handrails and foot flights installed in addition to a hydraulic lift or a pull-out foldable ramp.

Training for Computer Skills

Thu, 09/02/2021 - 15:37 -- geeta.nair

As all of you know that adopting suitable training for computer skills can make you more efficient in your personal life and more productive at your work. This makes you prepare to handle different kinds of situations for instance, efficient reading and writing in your studies, preparing professional documents, etc As a blind person, do you want to be immensely proud that you have submitted a document to your boss with the full knowledge that it looks fantastic?

Golden voice singing reality show

The Golden voice singing reality show is being extended till 10 September 2021.
*continue reading for more details and general competition rules.
The Golden Voice is The 1st ever singing reality show for the blind aiming to find the Golden Voice within the visually impaired community.
*apply through the link below and stand yourself a chance to grab cash prizes worth 1 Lakh along with Lodes of recognition and much more.
Last date for applying: 10-09-2021.

Eyeway Conversations with Dr Priti Sharma

In this episode of Eyeway Conversations, George Abraham speaks with Dr Priti Sharma, an Ayurveda medical practitioner and a trained Yoga therapist. Priti's interests in Ayurveda and Yoga started very early in life, as she was fascinated by the healing benefits of this ancient science. When she suddenly started losing her vision at the age of 30, due to Retinitis Pigmentosa, it came as a rude shock, but even that didn't stop her from practicing medicine.

Shruti Pushkarna: Disability Inclusion: How far are we from a Sugamya and Saksham Bharat?

In his first term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was applauded for path-breaking campaigns like Swachh Bharat, Jan Dhan Yojana, Sugamya Bharat, Ujjwala Yojana and so on. The promise of ‘inclusion’ for larger sections of the Indian population gave the country hope for a better tomorrow, or ‘Acchhe Din’.



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