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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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

2050 may witness up to 1bn people going blind

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

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.

Soon, smart specs to help blind navigate

The spectacles use tiny cameras and a pocket computer to alert wearers to objects and people ahead.

Chinese library has device to read books to blind

The device - launched by the Chinese National Library for the Blind - contains a scanner and a speaker. Readers scan a page of a book and put the storage or memory card into a speaker. The book is then read aloud to them.

`Bionic eye` implant offers hope to the blind

The device has an electrode array in the eye and a wireless camera mounted on a pair of glasses.

New, cheaper gadgets for the visually impaired

Paul D Souz has created a multiline refreshable display that gives a visually impaired person instant access to computer.

Bionic eye to help the blind see

The microchip will help restore sight to people with retinal dystrophy.

Blind inventors make PCs accessible for visually challenged

Two blind computer programmers have developed a free, open-source program for visually challenged.

Coming soon: ‘Smart cane’ that will help blind ‘see’

Scientists at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, are testing a next generation “smart” cane.

Now, a car for the blind

Scientists are inching closer to develop a special car which can be driven by blind motorists.

Robot surrogate for blind will test visual prostheses

Scientists create a remote-controlled robot that`s able to simulate "visual" experience of a blind person who has been implanted with a visual prosthesis.