BLIND

  • Coup de grass in France, as blind man says he, not dog, bit dope dealer April 12, 2015

    A blind man has told a French court that it was he, not his guide dog, who bit a dope dealer selling him real grass rather than the stuff that gets you stoned. "I bit him. My dog didn't do it. Guide dogs are not attack dogs," Ouest France daily, who...
  • iBrailler Notes: An app to help the blind type quickly on iPad March 24, 2015

    New York: This new app can help blind people type quickly and efficiently on an iPad. Created by Stanford engineer Sohan Dharmaraja, the app - named iBrailler Notes - uses eight keys. What's different about it is that the keys form around the fingertips when they're placed on the screen. Which means...
  • New app promises to help visually impaired type quickly on iPad March 21, 2015

    New York: This new app can help blind people type quickly and efficiently on an iPad. Created by Stanford engineer Sohan Dharmaraja, the app -- named IBrailler Notes -- uses eight keys. What's different about it is that the keys form around the fingertips when they're placed on the screen. Which means...
  • Battling qualities delight Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal February 9, 2015

    London: It may not have been pretty but Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal did not mind at all after Daley Blind's late equaliser salvaged a 1-1 draw at West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday. The visitors were second best for much of the match at Upton Park...
  • Daley Blind rescues point for Manchester United against West Ham February 8, 2015

    London: Netherlands midfielder Daley Blind smashed home an injury-time equaliser to rescue a point for Manchester United against West Ham in a pulsating Premier League game at Upton Park on Sunday. West Ham's Cheikhou Kouyate opened the scoring with a stunning volley in the 49th minute, after controlling the ball from...
  • Manchester United injury crisis is finally over, says Van Gaal January 9, 2015

    With just one player left on Manchester United's injury list and a new goalkeeper signed, manager Louis van Gaal is starting to enjoy life at Old Trafford as he tries to assemble the "best team in the world". Third-placed United, unbeaten in their last 11 matches in all competitions, host fourth-placed...
  • Sachin Tendulkar greets India for winning World Cup for blind December 8, 2014

    Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has congratulated the Indian visually impaired cricket team for winning the World Cup for Blind by defeating arch-rivals Pakistan. In reply to Pakistan's 389 in their allotted 40 overs, India reached 392 with two balls to spare in the final of the Cricket World Cup for blind...
  • India beat defending champions Pakistan to lift cricket World Cup for Blind December 8, 2014

    India defeated defending champions Pakistan to win the 4th Cricket World Cup for the Blind on Sunday. In reply to Pakistan's 389, India scored 392 with two balls to spare.Except for their initial match against Pakistan, India won all games in the league, in which other participating countries were Sri Lanka,...
  • Gurdaspur botched-up surgeries: Is our public healthcare system letting down the people who need it the most? December 5, 2014

    A free cataract surgery camp organized in Punjab's Gurdaspur went horribly wrong after it left 16 people blind. The Punjab government has registered cases against the doctor and the charitable institute that organised the camp. ...
  • Injured Daley Blind faces long spell out: Louis van Gaal November 20, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says Daley Blind faces a "long" spell out after the midfielder hurt his left knee playing for the Netherlands in a European Championship qualifier. Van Gaal said on Thursday that Blind's knee is in a brace and that the player will go for a...
  • Manchester United injury woes continue with Daley Blind blow November 17, 2014

    London: With Daley Blind joining a burgeoning Manchester United injury list, manager Louis van Gaal must feel like the fates are conspiring against him at the start of his reign at Old Trafford. Netherlands midfielder Blind limped off in his country's 6-0 win over Latvia in a Euro 2016 qualifier on...
  • Delhi University installs special technology for blind students in libraries November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi University is in the process of installing a special technology which can scan books and transcribe text to speech in all its libraries, a move which the varsity claims is a first-of-its-kind initiative for visually-challenged students by an Indian university. The technology called 'Inclusive Print Access Project'...
  • Blind's late strike rescues a point for Manchester United at West Brom October 21, 2014

    Manchester United came from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Monday, with Daley Blind scoring the second equaliser with three minutes remaining. United looked like coming unstuck on the road again when Saido Berahino restored West Brom's lead in the 65th...
  • Manchester United are adapting to Van Gaal's Dutch style, says Blind October 19, 2014

    Manchester United defender Daley Blind says his team mates are adapting to Louis van Gaal's Dutch style of play and it is only a matter of time before they start reaping the rewards of their new look. After making a slow start to the season, United have found their feet in...
  • A new smartphone app that detects text and reads it aloud for visually impaired people September 21, 2014

    San Francisco: Jonathan Mosen, who has been blind since birth, spent his evening snapping photos of packages in the mail, his son's school report and labels on bottles in the fridge. In seconds, he was listening to audio of the printed words the camera captured, courtesy of a new app...
  • Three major Manchester United signings set for QPR debut September 14, 2014

    Three of Manchester United's major transfer window signings are set to make their debuts as the team seek a first competitive win under Louis Van Gaal in Sunday's Premier League visit of Queens Park Rangers. Colombia striker Radamel Falcao, a deadline day loan recruit from Monaco, Netherlands defender Daley Blind, signed...
  • Falcao stays cool under Manchester United glare September 12, 2014

    London: A composed and measured Radamel Falcao made the media bow at Manchester United on Thursday, showing few signs of the weight of goalscoring expectation on his shoulders. United, who have managed only two points in three league games under new coach Louis van Gaal so far this season, paraded Falcao...
  • Hundreds of Bangaloreans take part in the Blind Walk September 8, 2014

    Bangalore: Nearly 600 Bangaloreans took to streets on Sunday to participate in a special programme to raise awareness about the challenges faced by visually challenged people and encouraged the blessed to pledge their eyes. A Blind Walk, where the visually challenged people led the blindfolded participants giving them an insight...
  • Manchester United complete signing of Daley Blind September 2, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United completed the signing of versatile Netherlands international Daley Blind from Ajax on Monday for 14 million pounds. The 24yearold Blind is being reunited with Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford after being part of his World Cup squad that reached the World Cup semifinals. "Louis van Gaal is a...
  • Manchester United top deadlineday big spenders September 2, 2014

    Manchester United dominated Europe's transfer activity as the transfer deadline window slammed shut on Monday, manager Louis van Gaal taking his summer spending spree to more than 150 million pounds. The former Netherlands coach, without a Premier League win this season and hammered 40 by third tier MK Dons in a...
  • Daley Blind enormously proud to be a Red Devil August 31, 2014

    Amsterdam: Netherlands international Daley Blind said he was proud to be joining Manchester United after a 17.5 million euros (13.85 million pounds) move from Ajax Amsterdam was agreed between the clubs on Saturday. "I am enormously proud to be at one of the biggest clubs in the world," the 24yearold told...
  • Manchester United set to sign Daley Blind from Ajax August 30, 2014

    Manchester United are close to adding Netherlands international Daley Blind to their lengthy list of summer recruits. United say Saturday they have "reached agreement with Ajax to sign Daley Blind, subject to a medical and personal terms." Sections of the English and Dutch media are reporting he will cost United 18...
  • AP: Hostel sealed, students shifted after caning of visually impaired children July 22, 2014

    Hyderabad: A day after a video surfaced showing three visually impaired students being beaten by their teacher and another unknown person in Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, a twomember team of the Child Rights Commission visited hostel near Hyderabad. The hostel has now been sealed and the students will be moved...
  • AP: Video shows visually impaired children being caned by teacher July 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: In a shocking incident from the town of Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, a video has surfaced showing some visuallyimpaired children being beaten by their school principal and another unknown person. The children can be seen and heard screaming, begging to be spared in the video. While the children plead, the...
  • Guaranteed to make you smile: Amazing video of how a deaf and blind Brazil fan is experiencing the World Cup football matches June 20, 2014

    A video of a hearing impaired and blind Brazil fan experiencing World Cup football has gone viral. Carlos, who cannot hear or see is helped by friends in experiencing what a football match in which his side plays might feel like. The video description says: On 6/11, I woke up in...
  • India signs treaty to facilitate published works for blind May 1, 2014

    Geneva: India has signed the "Marrakesh Treaty" to facilitate access to published works for blind, visually impaired or print disabled persons. The treaty was signed on Wednesday at a ceremony organised by World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) during the 27th session of Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR). Veena Ish,...
  • First look: Anand Gandhi reveals the first poster of his documentary feature March 31, 2014

    The 'Ship of Theseus' filmmaker Anand Gandhi revealed the first look of his next venture. The documentary feature is titled 'Proposition for a Revolution' and is directed by Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla. Gandhi also urged the online community for active participation. ...
  • Dutch confirm Hiddink appointment, Blind follows in 2016 March 28, 2014

    The Netherlands named two new national coaches on Friday with Guus Hiddink's appointment after the World Cup confirmed following months of speculation and Danny Blind lined up to replace him after the Euro 2016 tournament. Hiddink had been the front-runner for several months to take over from Louis van Gaal after...
  • These photos of Sachin Tendulkar demonstrating batting techniques to blind children will melt your heart March 5, 2014

    Sachin Tendulkar, Brand Ambassador, UNICEF South Asia Region, demonstrated batting techniques to visually impaired children at a blind school near Mandangad in Ratnagiri district on March 4, 2014. These PTI photos showed him also demonstrating hand washing to visually impaired children. ...
  • Indian Blind cricket team tours Pak, hopes to improve ties February 15, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan and India might have suspended bilateral cricket ties but the Indian blind cricket team which has reached Pakistan via the Wagah border is hoping to change this trend. Their captain Shekar Naik said that people in both nations were very passionate about IndoPak cricket matches and wanted to see...