visually impaired

Amidst the pandemic, visually-impaired inmates sent out of shelter home in Chennai

One of the teachers of the Poonamallee Blind School said the issue of not admitting people has been happening for about five years now.

published on : 2nd October 2020

Tamil Nadu's visually impaired continue to struggle to get ATM cards

Though all banks have been mandated to provide the visually impaired with all facilities including a debit card, they claim still being denied ATM cards.

published on : 28th September 2020

UPSC results: No dream is out of sight for this 25-year-old visually impaired

This girl from Madurai has cracked the UPSC examination and secured 286th rank

published on : 5th August 2020

Against all odds: Visually-impaired Jayant Mankale of Maharashtra cracks IAS

Jayant Mankale lost 75 per cent of his vision after suffering from retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and loss of cells in the retina.

published on : 4th August 2020

DU exams: HC seeks clarity on arrangements of scribes for visually impaired students

The High Court also asked the DU to prepare the tabulated data for the two phases of the mock tests separately and listed the matter for further hearing on August 4.

published on : 30th July 2020

Centre asks states to cover visually impaired people as AAY beneficiaries under Food Security Act

The directive has been issued after taking "serious note" of the Delhi High Court order that said visually impaired people are kept outside the ambit of AAY category under NFSA.

published on : 23rd 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

Visually-impaired persons face difficulties in maintaining social distancing

Students of a premier Kolkata school for visually- impaired persons, who are presently at home due to the lockdown, are worried over ways to maintain social distancing once the institute reopens.

published on : 13th April 2020

‘Study material’ worry for visually impaired students

With schools and colleges shut due to lockdown, visually-challenged students in the State are a worried lot.

published on : 11th April 2020

Finally, Kerala's Kazhcha project sees light, 1,000 smartphones to be distributed

Most of the project beneficiaries are from Thiruvananthapuram followed by Kannur, Malappuram and Kasaragod.  

published on : 13th January 2020

Kerala's hope for 'Insight Project' for the visually impaired reignited with 'Kazcha'

Despite being the lone centre for providing training to use smartphones, 'Insight Project' was forced to close shop after the social justice department stopped providing funds 2 years ago.

published on : 13th January 2020

JNU professor develops Braille model for visually impaired students

In the model, Balaji has included normal letters along with Braille so that students with normal eyesight can also learn from it.

published on : 6th December 2019