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Maharashtra: Advance one-month pension for disabled The state government Friday announced a slew of welfare measures to enable physically challenged persons cope with the 21-day lockdown. One-month advance pension would be credited to the personal... General 30/Mar/2020
Coronavirus | Despite pandemic, Braille printing press in Berhampur busy with work Efforts are on to provide Braille textbooks to visually challenged Class XI students in the coming academic year. While COVID-19 has hit education around the world, Odisha’s only Braille printing... General 30/Mar/2020
Coronavirus crisis: Have we Overlooked the Disabled Population? In my last column when I raised a question on whether the media really cares about the disabled population, I didn’t know two weeks later, we would face a more pertinent issue of whether the country... General 27/Mar/2020
Coronavirus restrictions put extra burden on the blind community: Experts The novel coronavirus outbreak has forced millions of people around the world to limit what and who they touch and stay in place for the time being -- all methods to try to tamp down on the spread of... General 27/Mar/2020
We are all one Big Family – Vineet Saraiwala Our guest columnist this week is Vineet Saraiwala, an avid trekker, marathoner, and endurance cyclist. Vineet, who is visually impaired, is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Bangalore. The... General 26/Mar/2020
PayTM’s growing inaccessibility for blind users throws spotlight on issues with most websites From paying for his milk supplies to booking flight tickets, the PayTM app is a go-to resource for well-known disability rights activist George Abraham. PayTM is a digital payments platform that... General 26/Mar/2020
Make COVID-19 info accessible to persons with disabilities’ Centre asks States to make all details available in Braille and audio format The Union Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry on Monday asked all States and Union Territories to make information... General 24/Mar/2020
5 tips for the blind to stay safe from Coronavirus pandemic 5 tips for the blind to stay safe from Coronavirus pandemic Blindness in the time of Coronavirus could be dangerous for some, especially if they live in a densely populated country like India. What... General 23/Mar/2020
My Life Is More ‘Disposable’ During This Pandemic My Life Is More ‘Disposable’ During This Pandemic The ableism and ageism being unleashed is its own sort of pestilence.   Like many people all over the world, I am not leaving the house now. For me,... General 20/Mar/2020
Climbing Blind review – elevating portrait of a higher love This captivating documentary focuses on the extraordinary bond between blind climber Jesse Dufton and his wife and climbing partner Molly Thompson. Alastair Lee’s adventure documentary is meant to be... General 20/Mar/2020


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