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 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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.