Tag: Visually Impaired

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Blind Teacher With A Vision

Visually-impaired music teacher is glaring example of perseverance and determination. Born visually impaired, Nrusinghanath Padhi of Odisha's Paralakhemundi in Gajapati district is now on a mission and vision to transform the lives of blind people like him and many others.

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  • Thursday, 20 October 2022
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World White Cane Day: Blind people in Odisha cry foul over non-distribution of sticks, lack of training

Several visually-impaired persons in Odisha have brought allegations that the Odisha government is not providing white canes

  • Saturday, 15 October 2022
Odisha Visually Impaired Cricket Team: Story of Struggle and Success

Bhubaneswar: When we talk about the differently-abled people making the state proud, we certainly talk about the Odisha visually impaired cricket team. Led by international all-rounder Md Jafar Iqbal, this team has won the national championship last year and are East Zone champions for six consecutive years. Apart from Jafar, Odisha has also produced two […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Transcending all odds, many Subhadras tie thread of love

Bhubaneswar: A strong bond, they say, can never be broken with any impediments, whatsoever. It is clearly envisaged from the custom of Raksha Bandhan, where a simple thread promises to keep intact the sacred and strong relationship between a brother and a sister. The festival of Rakhi is celebrated across the country with fervour and […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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These Odisha youths on a mission - audio books for every blind student by 2019

Bhubaneswar: At a time when career conscious youths in their mid-20s run after white collar jobs, this team of five engineering graduates is busy assembling audio clips to prepare audio books for visually challenged students. What has driven their seven long years of arduous journey, is the strong will power to provide education accessible to […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
New currency causing problems for visually impaired: HC

New Delhi: Visually impaired persons are a lot affected and facing problems by the newly introduced currency notes and coins, the Delhi High Court observed on Friday and issued notice to the government and the RBI. The court said the matter was of “very grave public interest” and should be addressed seriously. A number of […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
This voice assistant can help visually impaired browse web

Toronto: Researchers have developed a new voice assistant that allows people with visual impairments to get web content quickly and effortlessly from smart speakers and similar devices. The research team from University of Waterloo found a way to merge the best elements of voice assistants with screen readers to create a tool called “Voice Exploration, […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
AR Glasses Can Help Visually Impaired Navigate Better

New York: Augmented Reality (AR) glasses can help people with low vision better navigate their environment as the eye-wearable device managed to enhance mobility and function in patients who have difficulty with peripheral vision or seeing in low light, say researchers. The research was conducted with patients suffering from retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited degenerative eye […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
2 Indians in UAE Develop App To Help Visually Impaired

Dubai: Two UAE-based Indian nationals developed a smartphone app that can help visually impaired people. The app developed by Nandujit Prathap and Visakh G.S is called Ioptyc. It uses distance sensors and visual recognition technology to assist people with visual impairments, the Khaleej Times reported on Wednesday. The project which has two parts, the smartphone […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
Facebook AI Now Better Describe Photos For Visually Impaired

New Delhi: Facebook has announced new improvements in its artificial intelligence (AI) technology to generate descriptions of photos posted on its platforms including Instagram for the visually-impaired users. Way back in 2016, Facebook introduced a new technology called automatic alternative text (AAT) that utilises object recognition to generate descriptions of photos on demand so that […]

  • Tuesday, 06 April 2021