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John Wilson

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 15:50 -- nikita.jain

One morning in October 1931, the twelve-year-old John Wilson’s life was to change forever. In a chemistry lesson at the Scarborough High School for Boys, he and his classmates had to carry out an experiment.
“I was sitting on a high stool, playing the blue flame from the Bunsen burner onto the test-tube when it suddenly exploded,” he said. “The chemicals had been wrongly labelled and it produced an explosive mixture.”

Caroline Casey

Fri, 07/20/2012 - 14:12 -- admin

Caroline Casey

Social entrepreneur

Visual impairment : Born legally blind due to ocular albinism

Caroline Casey a former management consultant was born legally blind.

Helen Keller

Fri, 07/20/2012 - 14:12 -- admin

Helen Keller

Social Entrepreneur

Nature of visual impairment : Went blind and deaf due to illness eighteen months after birth.

Born : 27 June 1880

Died : 1 June, 1968

The daughter of Captain Arthur Henley Keller and Kate Adams Keller, Helen was born with full sight and hearing in Tuscumbia, Alabama, U.S. on June 27, 1880 in a white, frame cottage called 'Ivy Green.' Her father was the editor of a newspaper, the North Alabamian.

Joan Brock

Fri, 07/20/2012 - 14:10 -- admin

Joan Brock

Inspirational Speaker

Visual impairment : Macular Degeneration

Born: January 22 1952

Joan Brock is a woman who believes in herself. And the world believes in her too. A belief that has helped her in achieving extraordinary personal goals, overcoming significant hardships in life.


Tue, 07/17/2012 - 17:56 -- admin

Mahantesh, who had lost his vision due to typhoid at a very early age, has vowed to banish all the adversities the visually impaired students face. With a mission to guide, assist and encourage visually and physically challenged children to pursue higher studies he, along with two other visually impaired friends, started an organisation called Samarthanam Trust For The Disabled. In the local language, the word samarthanam means capable.

Dipendra Manocha

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 17:29 -- admin

In 2005, Dipendra Manocha received national award for his contribution in the area of disability. Being visually impaired himself, since his early childhood, Dipendra overcame all challenges and graduated as a merit student. He also completed his M Phil in Indian Classical music. However, during his Ph. D, Dipendra was frustrated by his dependence on others for reading and writing. It was then that he decided to switch his interest from music and devote his life to finding a solution to this problem.

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