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.

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.

'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" .

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.

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.

Robotic walking stick for visually impaired

In a first, engineers have designed a robotic walking stick for the visually impaired that can detect the user`s immediate path and store localised geographical information.

UPSC exam: Visually impaired candidates to get extra time

Visually impaired candidates appearing for civil services preliminary examination will get 40 minutes extra time per paper, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) said Friday.

HC refuses stay on UPSC exam, raps Centre on seats for visually impaired

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday refused to stay the preliminary examination for civil services, but came down heavily on UPSC and various cadre controlling authorities of the Centre for reserving only two seats for visually impaired candidates.

Now, torch that could help visually impaired to see objects

A new research has come up with an advanced device called the Enactive Torch that could help the visually impaired better navigate everyday life with the help of infra-red sensors to "see" objects in front of it.

One percent quota for visually impaired; UPSC puts onus on CCA

The UPSC on Monday told the Delhi High Court that it has a "limited mandate" in conducting the civil services exams and reserving seats for physically- handicapped persons, including visually-impaired ones, in them.

New app warns visually impaired people of obstacles

Researchers have developed a new smartphone app that warns people with vision impairment of obstacles in their way to help them better navigate their environments.

ebook to take visually impaired kids to space

Here comes a first ebook for children with visual impairments which would soon be available at Apple`s iBook store and can be download for free on iPads.

Visually impaired children take part in fashion show

Kolkata witnessed a fashion show where visually impaired children rubbed shoulders with the glitterati of the city.

New retinal implant to help blind recognise objects

Scientists have developed a retinal implant that transmits visual information to the brain to help visually impaired people recognise common objects.

Now, computer programs that will help blind read and write music

Two new computer program have laid the foundation for visually impaired musicians being able to read and write music.

Visually impaired DU students to get laptops with NVDA software

The Delhi University on Wednesday informed the High Court that all the visually impaired students will be given laptops fitted with Non Visual Desktop Access (NVDA) software.

Kaushik Ganguly`s next focuses on world of visually impaired

After exploring the subject of foley art in National Award-winning movie `Shabdo`, filmmaker Kaushik Ganguly`s next delves into the world of a visually impaired.

New technique lets blind people locate objects like bats

Blind and visually impaired people have the potential to use echolocation to determine the location of an object, according to new research.

Visually-impaired man gets ATM card after six months of wait

A visually impaired person was finally issued ATM card after six months of wait as Reserve Bank of India intervened into his case and directed local branch of state bank to provide him with cash card.

Visually impaired minor girl raped in Delhi

A visually impaired minor girl was raped allegedly by her former neighbour here at her home, police said on Tuesday.