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188-year-old Kerala State Central library to be blind-friendly

188-year-old Kerala State Central library to be blind-friendly

Popularly known as 'Trivandrum Public Library,' the heritage structure, housing one of the finest collections of rare titles starting from 16th century, was established in the year 1829.

Sep 25, 2017, 12:57 PM IST
New tech allows deaf-blind to "watch" TV

New tech allows deaf-blind to "watch" TV

The software, developed by researchers from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and Federation of Deaf-Blind Persons Associations (FASOCIDE) in Spain, was tested by a group of deaf-blind users.

May 21, 2017, 16:55 PM IST
BCCI lauds Indian cricket team for winning Twenty20 World Cup for Blind

BCCI lauds Indian cricket team for winning Twenty20 World Cup for Blind

India registered a comprehensive nine-wicket win over Pakistan in the final held at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium yesterday.

Feb 13, 2017, 11:29 AM IST
Novel method to fix genes in living organisms

Novel method to fix genes in living organisms

A novel gene-editing method has been found to partially restore sight in rats bred with a hereditary condition called retinitis pigmentosa -- a condition that causes blindness in humans.

Jan 31, 2017, 20:48 PM IST
World T20 for the blind to begin on Jan 30, hosts India to take on Bangladesh in opener

World T20 for the blind to begin on Jan 30, hosts India to take on Bangladesh in opener

A seventeen member squad led by Ajay Kumar Reddy will represent India in the mega-event.

Jan 29, 2017, 09:30 AM IST
'Kaabil' will inspire people: Yami Gautam

'Kaabil' will inspire people: Yami Gautam

Bollywood's fair and lovely girl Yami Gautam is all set to star opposite superstar Hrithik Roshan in Sanjya Gupta's directorial 'Kaabil'. Both the lead actors play visually impaired characters in the film.

Jan 13, 2017, 20:11 PM IST

IIT-Bombay opens facility for blind students

The Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay has opened a new facility for the visually- impaired students at the Central Library in the Powai campus.

Jan 05, 2017, 19:36 PM IST

More than two-thirds rise in vision loss globally due to diabetes: Study

More than two-thirds of the increase in blindness and visual impairment globally in the past two decades has been caused by diabetes, finds a recent study.

Aug 25, 2016, 23:53 PM IST
Best way to address disability is to not address it: 'Dhanak' director Nagesh Kukunoor

Best way to address disability is to not address it: 'Dhanak' director Nagesh Kukunoor

Be it 'Iqbal' or his upcoming film 'Dhanak', Nagesh Kukunoor has a knack for sensitively handling the stories of differently abled characters and the director says his aim is always to focus on their strength rather than what they lack.

Jun 02, 2016, 11:01 AM IST

2050 may witness up to 1bn people going blind

Currently, it's estimated that over 2 billion people in the world suffer from myopia.

Oct 09, 2015, 11:46 AM IST
A hearing aid that guides blind walk safely

A hearing aid that guides blind walk safely

A tech start-up, floated by a former Wipro geek, has innovated a smart hearing aid with sensors to make the visually challenged (blind) walk safely by avoiding objects on way.

Sep 16, 2015, 22:03 PM IST

Blind, cerebral palsy-affected candidates can use scribe: UPSC

 Candidates suffering from blindness, locomotor disability and cerebral palsy can use scribes to write civil services preliminary and main examination, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has said.

Jun 21, 2015, 15:27 PM IST

Chandigarh: Meet Abhinav Verma who designed glove to help visually-impaired people

Meet Abhinav Verma who has invented a glove-type device that can help visually-impaired people 'run through obstacles.

May 30, 2015, 13:51 PM IST
'Smart' facial recognition cane for the blind

'Smart' facial recognition cane for the blind

A revolutionary 'smart' cane that enables the visually impaired to instantly identify friends and family may soon be available.

May 10, 2015, 19:33 PM IST
Roseanne Barr might turn blind

Roseanne Barr might turn blind

Actress Roseanne Barr says she is suffering from macular degeneration and glaucoma that can make her lose her eyesight.

Apr 21, 2015, 15:48 PM IST

Geomagnetic compass hooked to brain helps blind rats navigate

Scientists have discovered that blind rats with a geomagnetic compass hooked to the brain can navigate through a maze nearly as well as normally sighted rats, a finding that may help develop technology which allows visually-impaired humans to walk more freely.

Apr 06, 2015, 18:18 PM IST

Delhi polls: Visually challenged voters cast their votes

Visually challenged voters came in large numbers to cast their votes in Delhi Assembly Elections.

Feb 07, 2015, 15:31 PM IST
App helps blind see via healthy volunteers

App helps blind see via healthy volunteers

Here comes an app that connects the blind who use smartphones via a VoiceOver feature or Google TalkBack service to sighted volunteers who can help them with everyday tasks.

Feb 03, 2015, 14:54 PM IST

Tools enable the blind to 'see' via other senses

Using first-of-the-kind devices, Israeli scientists have mapped brains of the blind to solve how our brains can adapt to the rapid cultural and technological changes of the 21st century.

Jan 23, 2015, 20:50 PM IST

Why blindness is so blinding

A new study has recently revealed that surgery cannot entirely undo the brain rewiring caused by long term blindness.

Jan 19, 2015, 14:53 PM IST