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Advocates for blind, deaf want more from Apple

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 17:13

Mobile apps that work well can transform a blind person`s life, reading email on the go or speaking directions to a new restaurant.

Below 1% quota for visually impaired; Centre told to respond

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 21:58

The Delhi HC issued notices to Centre on a PIL seeking quashing of an examination notice of UPSC for the upcoming Civil Services Examination on the ground of non-compliance of one per cent quota for visually impaired applicants.

Now, vibrating gloves to teach braille

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 16:16

Researchers have created smart gloves that can help the blind learn braille through vibrations.

EC ropes in blind cricket team captain to woo disabled voters

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 22:52

The Election Commission (EC) in Odisha, in its initiative to encourage physically handicapped people to vote in large numbers, has roped in national blind cricket team captain Md Jafar Iqbal as its `icon`.

Visually impaired UK couple marry after guide dogs `fell in love`

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 22:33

A visually impaired British couple who got together after their guide dogs "fell in love" at a canine training camp have tied the knot.

For Pakistan`s blind, cricket offers hope

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 09:33

Pakistan`s blind cricket captain Zeeshan Abbasi was once a shy and awkward child who relied on his family and friends to get by in a country where disability is a major stigma.

Youth held for rape attempt on blind girl

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 17:17

A 19-year-old youth was arrested for allegedly attempting to rape a blind girl here at Purbasthali village of Nasratpur`s Dangapara area, police said on Monday.

Korean War pilot who landed blind dies at 83

Last Updated: Sunday, December 22, 2013, 02:17

Kenneth Schechter, a Korean War pilot who landed his plane while blinded from a wound, has died. He was 83.

Sharks prefer attacking prey from behind

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 16:32

Researchers have claimed that sharks can comprehend body orientation and therefore know whether humans are facing them or not.

Parliamentary affairs ministry user-friendly website launched

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 14:42

A new and user friendly website with special features for visually challenged and colour blind people has been launched by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.

Angelina Jolie`s opening scenes in `Maleficent` to be re-shot

Last Updated: Saturday, October 12, 2013, 08:49

Actress Angeline Jolie`s introductory scenes in Robert Stromberg`s debut film ‘Maleficent’ will be re-shot.

Angelina Jolie`s opening scenes in `Maleficent` to be re-shot

Last Updated: Saturday, October 12, 2013, 08:49

Actress Angeline Jolie`s introductory scenes in Robert Stromberg`s debut film ‘Maleficent’ will be re-shot.