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Centre issues draft norms to make bus terminals, stops more accessible

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 10:50 -- geeta.nair

The road transport and highways ministry has issued draft guidelines, which among other things mandate reserving places for persons with disabilities within 30 metres of entrances of bus terminals to create accessible public transit modes. The guidelines seek to make the terminals and stops more accessible by introducing a uniform set of norms for all states to follow while constructing such facilities.

43-year-old visually impaired man from Vadodara scales 17,000 ft Himalayan peak

Thu, 11/18/2021 - 11:29 -- geeta.nair

Visually challenged Sanjeev Gohil, recently climbed Mount Friendship at an altitude of 17,346 feet above sea level in Himachal Pradesh.

The 43-year-old has always been passionate about forests, wildlife conservation and mountaineering. However, in 2001, the resident of Vadodara, Gujarat, was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a progressive vision disorder.

Now, Gohil has lost his vision completely. However, that has not deterred him from following his passion for mountaineering.

ADP sponsors kits for visually impaired cricket team

Wed, 11/17/2021 - 13:10 -- geeta.nair

ADP Pvt. Ltd., a leading provider of Human Capital Management Technology and Services based in Hyderabad and Pune, which has sponsored the State-level tournament for the visually challenged held in October 23-24, has also announced sponsoring the entire cricket kit with shoes to the chosen 14 players to play for Telangana in the 4th edition of ‘Nagesh Trophy’ – National T20 Cricket Tournament for the Blind 2021-2022, scheduled to take place till November 25 in Haryana and Delhi.

Visually impaired cyclist Ajay Lalwani begins 7,500 kms journey across India to spread the message of road safety

Tue, 11/16/2021 - 11:04 -- geeta.nair

Mumbai : Ajay Lalwani, a visually impaired cyclist, is embarking on a 7,500 kms journey across India to raise awareness about road safety and the need for adequate lighting on our country’s roads. He will begin his journey from Gateway of India, Mumbai, and will travel twice across the length of the country to Srinagar, Kanyakumari and back to Mumbai, cycling through 12 states over a course of 45 days. His mission is supported by Signify (Previously known as Philips Lighting), the global leader in lighting.

6.5 lakh differently abled at receiving end of Punjab Govt ‘apathy’

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 10:17 -- geeta.nair

Patiala, November 14

Though the Cabinet has already approved the “Punjab Divyangjan Sashaktikaran Yojana (PDSY)” across the state in January this year, a majority of the government departments are not even aware of the scheme so far.

The scheme is meant to empower the differently abled persons in the state and the Cabinet has already allocated Rs 35 crore towards it for the financial year 2021.

Job for visually impaired man: LHC dismisses govt’s plea against single bench verdict

Wed, 11/10/2021 - 11:22 -- geeta.nair

LAHORE: A Lahore High Court division bench has dismissed an appeal filed by the Punjab government against a single bench’s decision whereby it was directed to consider a visually impaired candidate for an educator’s job who qualified for the post.

Muhammad Kamran Jamil, a visually impaired candidate, responding to an advertisement issued by the Punjab education department for the posts of Elementary School Educators (ESE), applied for the job and cleared the test conducted by the National Testing Service (NTS).

Nearabl App Created for the Blind Moving into Real-time Evacuation Support for All

Tue, 11/09/2021 - 10:11 -- geeta.nair

Launching at the NYS Innovation Summit November 8-9, 2021

VERONA. N.Y., Nov. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearabl, an indoor navigation iPhone application for anyone that needs information in order to navigate to safety. It enables users to instantly access visually rich and real-time evacuation navigation paths for their tenants. More information can be found at www.nearabl.com.

Homes for visually challenged completed in Tiruvallur

Mon, 11/08/2021 - 10:13 -- geeta.nair

For visually impaired Alli and her husband, paying their monthly house rent of ₹3,000 is the biggest challenge. Though she has an MA, B.Ed, she has been enrolled under the MGNREGA 100 days programme and is managing to survive.

The Tiruvallur district administration has now completed the construction of houses for Ms. Alli and 15 others like her near Uthukottai. The houses were sanctioned in 2016-17, but left incomplete due to various reasons.

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