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University of Delhi

DU exams: HC asks Railways to try availing seats for persons with disability in emergency quota

The University Grants Commission (UGC) told the court that the provisional admission to PG courses will be permitted after September 30 until a revised academic calendar is in place

Published on 1st September 2020
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Disabled Delhi University students can write exams offline too, HC asks railways to provide subsidised tickets soon 

The court was hearing petitions challenging the validity of online OBE for being discriminatory towards PwD (Persons with Disability) category students

Published on 27th August 2020
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Why Mitra Jyothi's founder Madhu Singhal's story can inspire the young to see those who cannot see

From a talking book library to a Braille transcription centre, Madhu Singhal's organisation, Mitra Jyothi, empowers the visually impaired children, women and youngsters through education 

Published on 23rd August 2020
KPSC

KPSC texts all visually impaired candidates to find out if they need a scribe, after Karnataka HC order 

They have also said that they will accept a disability certificate authorised by any competent medical authority and not insist on it coming from their pre-approved centres 

Published on 22nd August 2020
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Karnataka HC gives an extra hour of time, mandatory scribe to visually impaired candidates writing KPSC exams

This petition filed by the National Federation of the Blind against the KPSC was heard by the High Court bench consisting of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Ashok S Kinagi

Published on 20th August 2020
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YouTube, screen readers and Kannada literature: How Meghana, a visually challenged prodigy, cracked UPSC and KAS in the same year 

While most of the students say it is difficult to crack UPSC, for Meghana it was a part of her life. This girl who lost her vision set her standards high by cracking UPSC in the second attempt

Published on 13th August 2020
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In Priyanka's sights: This visually impaired teacher is determined to clear CET after acing NET, KSET

Priyanka Patoli is a 25-year-old visually-impaired woman who has cleared several competitive exams to become an assistant professor. She speaks about the challenges in accessing the study materials 

Published on 6th August 2020
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Owing to lack of equipment and scribes, 200 blind DU students cannot appear for Online Open Book Exams

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday heard a petition challenging the examination on grounds of discrimination towards differently-abled students

Published on 28th July 2020
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How Haroon Kareem became the first student in Kerala to write his 10th standard SSLC examination on a computer

Using his coding ability and growing ambition, visually impaired Haroon Kareem becomes the first student in Kerala to write his exams on a computer as opposed to using a scribe

Published on 22nd July 2020
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This Karnataka innovator's technology to help visually impaired farmers is revolutionary. Here's why

The tech, developed by Girish Badragond is simple and state-of-the-art at the same time and can help any farmer optimise farming

Published on 19th July 2020
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How e-education is forcing almost 43 per cent of children with disabilities to drop out

ccording to the survey, 56.5 per cent of children with disabilities were struggling yet attending classes irregularly, while 77 per cent of students said they would not be able to cope 

Published on 18th July 2020
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This visually-impaired person's campaign pushed Google to include Kannada on their text-to-speech software

Siddhalingeshwar Ingalgi, who works as a second division assistant in the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department, started this campaign in April 2017 and it was finally opened to the public in

Published on 3rd July 2020
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Delhi HC considering contempt proceedings against DU for withholding info on deferment of online exam

The DU, in its defence, said the decision was taken after it came to know on June 26 at around 2. 20 pm that the mother of its Deputy Registrar (secrecy) tested positive for COVID-19

Published on 30th June 2020
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Hidden behind masks: People with speech, hearing disabilities struggle to communicate in COVID-19 times

With everyone donning masks in public spaces and governments penalising those who don't do so, there is no end to the problems faced by speech and hearing-impaired people

Published on 18th June 2020
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Class 10, 12 students with special needs availing scribe facility can skip pending board exams: CBSE

Candidates under Children With Special Needs categories in Class 10 including visually impaired, dyslexics, muscular dystrophy, spastics, locomotor impairment, dwarfism and others, are 6,844

Published on 5th June 2020

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