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China offers college entrance exam in Braille Chinese students will be able to sit for the college entrance exam in Braille, the ministry of education has announced. Human Rights Watch described this week’s directive as an important... Achievements, General, Policy News, Education and Employment 22/Apr/2014
Digital Braille: Helping the visually impaired get digital Who knew a trip to a blind school would have the potential of completely changing the future of blind technology.   When 23 year old Rakshith visited an institution for the blind in his city of... Achievements, General, Science & technology, Product and Technology 22/Apr/2014
Omron looks to create world’s first poetry library for visually impaired McCann Health creates a campaign inviting the public to participate, contribute and vote Omron Group has launched ‘Your Voice, Their World’ as part of their CSR initiative. Conceptualised by McCann... Achievements, General 22/Apr/2014
Dropping a holiday bombshell on people with disability shows poor judgment Kevin Andrews chose Easter to reveal that thousands of Australians were likely to face reassessments of pensions – a worrying announcement for vulnerable people Readers will no doubt be familiar... Discrimination, Judgments 21/Apr/2014
Blind cricket struggles for recognition in India Despite recent successes, including winning the T20 World Cup, visually impaired players are not getting the backing that could turn them into professionals   Shekhar Naik, India's visually-impaired... Discrimination, Adventure and Sports 21/Apr/2014
Partnerships key to success in corporate social responsibility PPP, an acronym that gained favour in government services and business ventures in Bengal in the mid-1990s, re-emerged on Thursday but in a new avatar. At a symposium to explore opportunities to... General 17/Apr/2014
New Partnership to combat Diabetes-related Vision Loss in India The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust in partnership with the Public Health Foundation of India and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine will be hosting the National Diabetic... Medical 17/Apr/2014
Ballot paper in Braille to help blind persons cast their vote When contacted, Deputy District Election Officer Apurva Wankhede said that ballot papers in Braille have in fact been printed and given to polling staff at each booth. "As far as possible I try not... General 15/Apr/2014
Blind to the Barriers Educational institutions need to open their eyes to the world of the disabled and make that much-needed effort to be inclusive, something they are utterly lacking in now Reservations under the... Discrimination, General, Education and Employment 14/Apr/2014
London Marathon 2014: Ilford man running 30th marathon with visually-impaired Paralympian For many people, one marathon is enough, but Harmander Singh is running his 30th consecutive London Marathon. Harmander, 54, runs with Ilford group Sikhs in the City and trained the world’s oldest... General, Adventure and Sports 14/Apr/2014

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