Visually Challenged

  • Corporal punishment: Will deal with the guilty teacher firmly, says CM July 21, 2014

    The teacher who was caught on camera beating visually challenged children mercilessly in a school in Andhra Pradesh would be dealt with firmly, said Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Naidu. ...
  • Now, a notice board in Braille to teach Taj Mahal's history to visually challenged March 7, 2014

    Blind tourists can now read the history of the Taj Mahal in the complex. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has provided a notice board in Braille script for their convenience. Agra District Magistrate ManishaTrighatia unveiled the notice board, which some visually handicapped students and their teachers read -- and expressed...
  • Girls' hostel warden arrested for seeking sexual favours April 29, 2013

    Jaipur: The warden of an educational institute for visually challenged children was arrested on Sunday for seeking sexual favours from the 15yearold daughter of a sanitation worker in Jaipur, police said. An investigation is now on to confirm whether visually challenged girl inmates of the institute's hostel were also harassed...
  • Man charged with sexually harassing visually challenged girls April 8, 2013

    Warangal: Four teenaged girls studying at a private institute for the visually challenged in Hanamkonda have claimed that they were sexually harassed by the husband of the institute's owner, police said on Sunday. B Bhaskar sexually harassed the girls aged between 14 and 16 years in April at the institute's...
  • Trains to have Braille stickers for visuallychallenged January 20, 2013

    New Delhi: In a first initiative of its kind, Indian Railways is likely to introduce Braille stickers in trains for visuallychallenged passengers to facilitate their travel. "We are planning to provide Braille stickers inside the coaches for assisting visually impaired passengers," a senior Railway Ministry official said. "We are in...
  • TN: Blind fury over slim pickings from soulful music August 30, 2012

    Tiruchy: Many of us would have come across the familiar sight of blind musicians performing atop a van at traffic intersections and vantage points. While the vocalist crooned popular Tamil numbers, with the musicians playing the accompanying notes, another visually challenged man, helped by a volunteer, went around with a...
  • Bangalore: The blind tailor who defies all odds May 15, 2012

    SOMWARPET: Having turned blind, he could have become helpless and dependent on others. But on the contrary, H A Rudrachari (53), a native of Hanagallu Shettalli near here, has been earning his livelihood for two decades, defying all odds.Rudrachari, a tailor, gradually began losing his vision and turned completely blind...
  • Visually challenged youth work as masseurs at a spa January 30, 2009

    Mumbai: He can't see, but that hasn't stopped Anand Rai from earning a living as a foot masseur. Twentyfouryearold Anand is one of the seven visually challenged employees at Metta, a foot spa in Mumabis Bandra area that employs only speciallyabled people like him. Everything depends on a job. Whatever I...
  • Visually challenged students see and study June 18, 2008

    New Delhi: Ajay Arora, a visually impaired student of Hindu College in Delhi, has a tool to help him in his studies: a multiGB MP3 player. Talks, a software on his phone, calls out the names of stored contacts and sends messages. JAW, another software on Aroras computer, reads out documents....
  • Punjab: Blind NRIs make ashram for visually challenged October 24, 2007

    Kapurthala (Punjab): Avtar Singh Maan and Sital Singh Sitara are men with a mission. They are both visually challenged and have both been living in the UK for more than four decades now. However, their heart is in India and so they founded the Guru Nanak Mission, an oldage ashram and...