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Kerala University academic council permits 100% visually impaired student to pursue Science course

Wed, 09/28/2022 - 10:24 -- geeta.nair

Serving Army officer allowed norms relaxation for MBA programme

The Academic Council of Kerala University on Friday decided to admit a candidate with 100% visual impairment to BSc Physics course.

While the undergraduate (UG) prospectus of the university has thus far permitted admissions for only visually impaired candidates with less than 40% disability to Science subjects, the current decision is likely to enable more differently-abled aspirants to pursue higher education.

Visually impaired chess player develops website

Mon, 09/26/2022 - 11:09 -- geeta.nair

Pradhan, 22, counted among the top three blind chess players in India started working on the software application in 2019 for his own convenience. In 2022, he felt that he should vtake it to the masses and launched the website, “The website is more friendly for blind chess players compared to the existing ones that they use to learn and play chess. Almost all top blind players of India are using my website because it helps them play with ease,” he told TOI.

National coaching camp in Bhopal to select CABI’s 17 blind cricketers for the third T20 World Cup 2022

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 10:01 -- geeta.nair

The Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) and Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled announced the 12 days of IndusInd Bank National Coaching Camp for 29 players at Faith Cricket Club Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, from September 22, 2022 – October 04, 2022.

The selection committee of the Cricket Association for the Blind in India will shortlist the best 17-member squad to represent India at the 3rd T20 World Cup Cricket for the Blind from December 05 2022. Eight countries will represent the 3rd T20 World Cup, with 39 matches played across multi cities of India.

PFB expresses concern for delay in appointment and transfers of visually impaired persons

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 09:58 -- geeta.nair

PFB expresses concern for delay in appointment and transfers of visually impaired persons

Ferozepur, September 22, 2022:  The disabled section is still deprived of social development, said Anil Gupta, General Secretary, Progressive Federation for the Blind (PFB) Ferozepur Unit, expressing concern over the delay in appointment and transfers of visually impaired persons.

Twitter makes it easy for the visually impaired to read images

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 10:59 -- geeta.nair

Twitter has rolled out a feature to help blind and visually-impaired people read images embedded with the tweets via its new image description reminder.

The new image description reminder will encourage more people on Twitter to add helpful descriptions to the images they tweet, the company said in a statement.

Alternative text, or alt text, is a written description of what's in an image that can be picked up by screen reader software used by the visually impaired.

Visually impaired teacher with a vision

Tue, 09/20/2022 - 10:54 -- geeta.nair

Shivani Bhakoo

Ludhiana, September 6

Maya Rani ‘Mehlawat’, a visually impaired teacher, has been teaching blind students for the past over two decades. She is unhappy that the parents of visually impaired students do not bring them up in a normal environment.

She says, “The parents are either too possessive and protective or they completely neglect their children. They need to adopt a normal approach towards them.”

Jharkhand HC orders Rs 10 lakh for visually impaired gang-rape survivor

Fri, 09/16/2022 - 11:10 -- geeta.nair

RANCHI: The Jharkhand high court on Wednesday ordered the state government to pay Rs 10 lakh to a visually impaired rape victim who's been impregnated by the offender. The high court has also ordered the Ranchi deputy commissioner to ensure that proper care is taken of the victim during her pregnancy till her delivery.

Kaun Banega Crorepati 14: Visually impaired professor from Surat wins Rs 25 lakh on Big B's show

Wed, 09/14/2022 - 10:34 -- geeta.nair

 Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was in awe of visually impaired 'Kaun Banega Crorepati 14' contestant Aneri Arya from Surat, and kept praising her for her logical reasoning skills and the calmness with which she approached the quiz-based reality show.

Visually impaired to get free skill devpt lessons at old GDC

Tue, 09/13/2022 - 10:52 -- geeta.nair

A two-year free skill development programme has started at Mata Jijabai Govt PG Girls College (old GDC) for career advancement of the visually impaired students who have been studying undergraduate courses.
Of the 13 states selected for the skill development and English classes for career enhancement of visually impaired students, in Madhya Pradesh, Old GDC College is the only higher educational institution (HEI) to be a part of this training programme.


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