Visually impaired

Visually impaired facing problems with new currency: HC

Visually impaired facing problems with new currency: HC

The court said the matter was of "very grave public interest" and should be addressed seriously.

Dec 01, 2017, 20:49 PM IST
Visually-impaired Sagar Baheti finishes Boston Marathon

Visually-impaired Sagar Baheti finishes Boston Marathon

More than 30,000 runners took part in Boston Marathon, one of the oldest and most prestigious events in the world.

Apr 18, 2017, 21:07 PM IST
'Princess India' title: John Abraham to honour the winner of beauty pageant for visually impaired

'Princess India' title: John Abraham to honour the winner of beauty pageant for visually impaired

The hunk of an actor in B-Town, John Abraham has a heart of gold as he believes in lending his support to several social causes! The actor will reportedly be seen crowning the beauty pageant winner but it does have a difference.

Feb 22, 2017, 12:35 PM 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
 Why astronauts become visually impaired on longer space missions

Why astronauts become visually impaired on longer space missions

Astronauts usually suffer from visual problems when they go for a longer space mission.

Nov 28, 2016, 23:02 PM IST
Touchscreen tablets beneficial to the visually impaired: Study

Touchscreen tablets beneficial to the visually impaired: Study

Apple's famous tablet has several advantages, including helping people suffering from vision loss see and read information more easily, researchers at Canada's Concordia University have found.

Mar 28, 2016, 09:15 AM IST
Wow! Soon, Wikipedia to read content to you!

Wow! Soon, Wikipedia to read content to you!

The new project will make the online encyclopedia more accessible to users, particularly the visually impaired. 

Mar 11, 2016, 22:59 PM IST
Bracelet to help blind people navigate in the works

Bracelet to help blind people navigate in the works

Two entrepreneurial engineers from the Tec de Monterrey institute in Mexico have taken wearable technology beyond just emails and social networking, by creating a bracelet with a very specific purpose.

Nov 23, 2015, 09:45 AM IST

Special identification features in notes for visually impaired

RBI Thursday said special features have been introduced in Rs 100, Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination notes to help visually impaired easily identify them.

Sep 24, 2015, 23:06 PM IST

New Braille smartwatch lets blind read texts, e-books

 A South Korean startup has developed an affordable Braille smartwatch which allows the visually impaired to receive and read text messages in real time and even read e-books.

Aug 10, 2015, 13:29 PM IST

Delhi: Visually impaired boy scores 91.4% in CBSE 12th Board exams

A visually impaired from Delhi, Tapas Bhardwaj has scored 91.4% in CBSE 12th Board exams.

May 27, 2015, 11:24 AM IST

Indian-origin teen in US develops device to help blind

A 13-year-old Indian-origin student in the US who developed a device to help visually impaired navigate has been named one of America's top 10 youth volunteers of 2015 and granted a USD 5,000 award.

May 13, 2015, 12:58 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

Visually impaired people seek special recruitment drive for backlog vacancies

 Scores of visually impaired people on Thursday protested against "apathy" towards job reservations meant for them and asked the government to show urgency in filling the backlog vacancies through a special recruitment drive.

Apr 16, 2015, 17:23 PM IST

Wearable device helps visually impaired avoid collision

Researchers have developed a wearable device for the visually-challenged people that can help them avoid a collision.

Mar 27, 2015, 15:54 PM IST

Govt to soon launch awareness campaign on disability issues

Centre is contemplating to launch a massive campaign to sensitise people on accessibility issues concerning persons with disabilities, besides creating an awareness on improving facilities for them.

Nov 30, 2014, 15:38 PM IST

Himachal varsity relaxes norms for visually impaired

Shimla: In a major relief to the visually impaired and physically challenged, the Himachal Pradesh University in Shimla has allowed them to engage a writer irrespective of his qualification in the exams, an official said Thursday.

Nov 20, 2014, 12:13 PM IST
'Mylanji Mojulla Veedu' a big project: Afzal Yusuff

'Mylanji Mojulla Veedu' a big project: Afzal Yusuff

Visually challenged music composer Afzal Yusuff says his upcoming movie 'Mylanji Monjulla Veedu' is a "big project" .

Nov 18, 2014, 14:35 PM IST
Over 50,000 children turn up for Salwan Cross Country Run

Over 50,000 children turn up for Salwan Cross Country Run

More than 50,000 school children, including 2500 visually impaired and differently-abled children, took part in the 20th edition of the Salwan Cross Country Run, here on Sunday.

Nov 02, 2014, 22:34 PM IST

Smartphone app for the visually impaired launched

An application equipped with Braille typing feature that promises to assist the visually-impaired in using all features of a smartphone was launched here Thursday on World Sight Day.

Oct 09, 2014, 21:20 PM IST