Visually-challenged girl defies all odds, bags medals at University of Mysore centenary convocation

Kavya S Bhat has studied carnatic music besides learning the keyboard, but since she wanted to become a teacher so she gave NET and cleared it with flying colours.

published on : 20th October 2020

Blind prone to road accidents as motorists turn Nelson’s eye

According to him, the blind frequently encounter accidents due to rash driving and unscientific placement of hoardings.

published on : 16th October 2020

Blindness to cost India Rs 88k crore in 2020: Report

Other factors that affect treatment include availability of doctors.

published on : 11th October 2020

India will lose Rs 889 billion in 2020 to blindness: Report

The report highlights the urban-rural disparity – urban areas have 1 ophthalmologist for 10,000 people but in rural areas it is 1 for every 2,50,000 people

published on : 9th October 2020

Dehradun-based NIEPVD helps people with special needs across the country amid COVID pandemic

The institution, part from catering to various institutes for Divyangs is also helping government run schools where students with any kind of impairment raging visual to hearing problems study.

published on : 20th August 2020

Girl falls in love with movie hero, a visually-challenged teacher, & they marry

The girl manages to convince family members of her choice and the couple ties the nuptial knot with minimum attendance due to Covid regulations.

published on : 1st August 2020

Visually impaired girl in Neyveli first in Tamil Nadu to write CBSE board exam using computer

“But the most effective intervention was using a screen reader, an assistive technology introduced to us by an NGO in Chennai," the child’s mother Kokila explained.

published on : 19th July 2020

National Association of Blind in Delhi left cash-strapped amid COVID-19  pandemic

While NAB is providing for almost 300 children in various ways free-of-cost, the staffers salaries have been slashed by half since lookdown began.

published on : 18th July 2020

'Avoid touching surfaces': COVID-19 warning brings the world to a halt for these blind people

While normal walking sticks are priced at Rs 150, sticks with voice automation and vibration detecting facilities cost anywhere between Rs 3,000 and Rs 5,000.

published on : 16th July 2020

Multiple Sclerosis: Lesser known danger that can permanently paralyse you

It causes seizures, numbing, sudden blinding and could even permanently paralyse a person.

published on : 1st June 2020

Youth forum of blind holds state conference using app in Kerala

The youth wing made history by holding arguably the state's first group conference using the 'Zoom' app on Sunday with more than 60 participants.

published on : 12th May 2020

COVID-19: Koraput's visually-challenged teacher shows way for online teaching

During the uncertain times of lockdown, a visually-challenged teacher of Koraput is showing the way to the sighted.

published on : 11th April 2020

Driving licence for colour blind soon, but things are not that bleak on paler side of spectrum

In a world that spends a lot of resources on the superlative of things, witnessing it through a colour-blind palette does little to mar the experience it seems

published on : 25th March 2020

Colour blindness not impediment for driving license, Transport Ministry drafts notification

The draft norms have been prepared after ophthalmologists from the All Indian institute of Medical sciences suggested its positive recommendations.

published on : 23rd March 2020

Visually-challenged lottery vendors in Thiruvananthapuram can't unsee losses amid COVID-19 crisis

As people, who read out bus routes during Sheeja PS's travel, keep safe distances, she has to depend more on her senses for navigation.

published on : 19th March 2020
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