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Special camps to vaccinate the disabled

Mon, 07/19/2021 - 10:49 -- geeta.nair

The district administration will conduct special camps on Monday to vaccinate differently-abled persons.

According to Collector P.N. Sridhar, the camps will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at taluk offices in Kallakurichi, Sankarapuram, Tirukovilur, Chinna Salem, Ulundurpet, Kalvarayan hills, town panchayat offices, government hospitals and primary health centres across the district.

Call centre proposed to verify payment of stipend to endosulfan victims

Fri, 07/16/2021 - 11:18 -- geeta.nair

Deputy Commissioner K.V. Rajendra on Thursday proposed setting up a call centre to verify whether endosulfan victims are receiving their monthly stipend or not.

During a meeting called to review relief measures of endosulfan victims, Dr. Rajendra said though some with more than 25% disability were receiving stipend every month, there were a good number who are not aware about the amount deposited in their account. There are some persons who are facing issues in receiving the amount. There was no system at present to check the receipt of the stipend by victims.
 

Students of school for the blind pass SSLC exams with flying colours

Fri, 07/16/2021 - 10:50 -- geeta.nair

Overcoming many hurdles, students of the Government School for the Blind at Olassa — the lone high school for visually impaired students run by the Kerala government — have cleared this year’s SSLC examinations with flying colours.

All the eight students of the school have passed the exams. Four have scored A+ in all subjects, a rare fete in itself. Among the remaining four, two got A+ in nine subjects while the remaining two got A+ in seven and four subjects respectively.

Smart shoe InnoMake warns visually impaired people of obstacles while walking

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 11:42 -- geeta.nair

Tec-Innovation, a start-up medical device manufacturer in Austria that focuses on tech for disabled people, has come up with a pair of smart shoes for blind and low vision people. Called InnoMake, the smart shoe warns visually impaired people of obstacles in their way while they are walking in public.

Mysuru school all set for admission of visually impaired students

Tue, 07/06/2021 - 11:54 -- geeta.nair

Ranga Rao Memorial School for Differently Abled (RMSD), Mysuru, has started admissions for this year. The school, run by Vasu Agarbathi Ranga Rao Memorial Trust with support from NR Foundation, has invited applications from visually impaired students for Class 1 to 10 from across the State for admission in the 2021-22 academic session.

Started in 1988, it is a free residential school initiated for visually challenged girls. The school operates under “child-centric project” and is supported by the Department of the Empowerment of Differently Abled and Senior Citizens.

Telangana committed for welfare of challenged persons

Thu, 07/01/2021 - 11:27 -- geeta.nair

Jangaon: Panchayat Raj Minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao said that the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is striving hard to provide all possible assistance to persons with disabilities (PWD). Distributing battery-powered tricycles and other prosthetics to the 119 differently-abled at Palakurthy in Jangaon district on Wednesday, he said that KCR made sufficient budgetary allocations for the welfare of physically challenged persons.

Smart cane' brings tech advances to visually impaired

Wed, 06/30/2021 - 11:16 -- geeta.nair

White sticks used by the visually impaired to help them get about have had a hi-tech makeover, with a "smart cane" that doesn't just detect obstacles but can also give users information about the shops and restaurants they are passing.

The device is the brain-child of Kursat Ceylan, a Turkish inventor who was born blind and had an accident three years ago that left him scarred as he struggled to navigate while pulling luggage and checking GPS directions through his smartphone.

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