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Blind daredevil to take on English Channel swim


May 1st, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 1 (IANS) A 43-year-old blind Scottish adventurer is determined to complete his 101st extreme challenge this year by swimming the English Channel.Dean Dunbar is training to swim the ... Read more...

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Blind Ukrainians to enjoy soccer with headphones


April 4th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev (Ukraine), April 4 (IANS) Visually impaired or blind football fans in Ukraine will get an opportunity to follow Euro 2012 matches at Ukrainian and Poland stadiums through headphones with ... Read more...

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Blind fans to enjoy Euro 2012


April 4th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev (Ukraine), April 4 (IANS) Some blind football fans will get an opportunity to follow Euro 2012 matches at Ukrainian and Poland stadiums through headphones with live game comments.The head ... Read more...

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2G verdict tight slap on government: Bal Thackeray


February 3rd, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court verdict cancelling 122 telecom licences issued in 2008 is a "tight slap" on the government's face, an editorial by Shiv Sena supremo ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Helen Kellers, Stephen Hawkings await their rights


August 24th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 24 (IANS) More than three years after Nepal promulgated an interim constitution that pledged free education to all children with different abilities, the country's young Helen Kellers and ... Read more...

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TV has sacrificed content for money: Harsh Chhaya


April 13th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) He has been in the television industry for almost two decades and has shows like "Tara" and "Swabhimaan" to his credit, but actor Harsh Chhaya ... Read more...

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Visually impaired participate as navigators in a Delhi car rally


March 13th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 13 (ANI): Facing the odd challenges in their lives, the visually impaired persons turned up as navigators in a car rally organized here on Sunday.These visually impaired persons took ... Read more...

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Brain’s ‘visual reading’ part does not require vision at all: Study


February 18th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new study has found that the portion of the brain responsible for visual reading lights up - whether it's a person with sight who is reading, or ... Read more...

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Australian Simon McKeon shows the way for philanthropy


January 25th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 25 (IANS) While most of us find it too cumbersome to take up any social work, citing compulsions of our over-demanding regular jobs, Australian Simon Mckeon is the person we ... Read more...

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Visually-impaired show how to help with white cane


October 15th, 2010 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) Sight impaired students here Friday demonstrated how "a person with a white cane" can help them on the road, on the 'White Cane Safety Day', an official ... Read more...

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Special retinal cells allow blind mice to ’see’


July 15th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Mice can see light as well as patterns and images without rod and cone cells, thanks to special photosensitive cells in their retinas, new research reveals.For long it ... Read more...

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Special Car Developed For Blind Drivers


July 6th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 6, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The US National Federation of the Blind also known as the NFB and Virginia Polytechnic Institute or the Virginia Tech. have developed a ... Read more...

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National Federation of the Blind and Virginia Tech building a car for blind drivers


July 2nd, 2010 - 11:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) This sure is some good news for the blind people. Due to lack of sight, they could never drive a vehicle. However this soon could be ... Read more...

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“Playing A Blind Girl’s Role Is More Challenging”, Srithi Jha


June 21st, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 21, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):Srithi Jha, who was recently seen in "Shaurya Aur Suhani' (Star Plus) as Princess Suhani, is also in Imagine TV's ongoing show "Jyoti' as Sudha (a daughter ... Read more...

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Andhra Pradesh’s magician teaches road safety lessons


June 11th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by ANI
Visakhapatnam, June 11 (ANI): Akash Anand, a magician rode his motorbike blindfolded on the busy roads in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam city to create traffic awareness among the public.Anand came up with the ... Read more...

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Chandigarh gets dogs bye-laws


June 8th, 2010 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 7 (IANS) Residents of Chandigarh now have to register their dogs with the municipal corporation and will be allowed to keep a maximum of two, the union territory administration said ... Read more...

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Do the blind have more acute sense of smell?


April 27th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 27 (IANS) Vision loss simply makes blind people pay more attention to how they perceive smells, a new research said, debunking the myth that the blind have a more acute ... Read more...

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Myth ‘debunked’: The blind have more acute sense of smell


April 27th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): An ongoing study has debunked the myth that the blind have a more acute sense of smell than the sighted.According to the study by Mathilde Beaulieu-Lefebvre, a graduate ... Read more...

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Ideal Foundation releases Braille calendar


January 7th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Jan 7 (ANI): The Ideal Foundation, an NGO working for the blind in the country has brought out a Braille calendar here on Wednesday.More than 45,000 calendars have been printed in ... Read more...

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Scientists create robot surrogate for the blind


October 20th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): In a novel study, researchers from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed a remote-controlled robot called 'CYCLOPS'- implanted with an artificial retina - which simulates "visual" experience ... Read more...

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Robot surrogate for blind will test visual prostheses


October 20th, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Scientists have created a remote-controlled robot that is able to simulate the "visual" experience of a blind person who has been implanted with a visual prosthesis, such as ... Read more...

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Helping the visually challenged to tackle public spaces


October 15th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 15 (IANS) Visually challenged people expressed concern over the lack of safe and accessible public spaces in the city on the occasion of World White Cane Safety Day Thursday. "Visually challenged ... Read more...

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Safdarjang Hospital chief alleges harassment, frame-up by Delhi Police


September 23rd, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.23 (ANI): The medical superintendent of New Delhi's Safdarjang Hospital, Dr. Jagdish Prasad, on Wednesday, accused the Delhi Police of harassment and of attempting to frame him with a case ... Read more...

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ATM machines to become disable-friendly soon


August 28th, 2009 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Electronic devices like ATM machines that have made our lives easier are likely to become accessible to disabled people too. The information technology ministry has approved a ... Read more...

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NGO providing IT training to visually-impaired in Kolkata


August 12th, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Aug. 12 (ANI): A non-profit organisation in cooperation with the National Association of Blind (NAB) is conducting computer courses for the visually impaired in Kolkata.The course being provided by Amway Opportunity ... Read more...

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Deaf-blind communication device becomes portable


August 8th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 8 (ANI): In a new technological breakthrough, a portable device has been developed to enable deaf-blind people to have face-to-face conversations.The DeafBlind Communicator (DBC) consists of a Braille note-taker linked ... Read more...

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The next bahu Sneha Wagh


July 23rd, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Small screen's super bahus Parvati and Tulsi have left behind heirs to their crowns. There is a whole new lot of bahus- Sara Khan, Parul Chauhan, Smita Bansal, Avika Gor, Neha ... Read more...

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Researchers design vehicle to help blind drive


July 16th, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 16 (IANS) A student team in the Virginia Tech College of Engineering is providing the blind with an opportunity many never thought possible -- the opportunity to drive. A retrofitted ... Read more...

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Love is blind


June 9th, 2009 - 7:00 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Another daughter on television is all set to walk the aisle. Jyoti is finally stepping into her new life. Sneha Wagh is thoroughly enjoying her first onscreen marriage. "All the marriage ... Read more...

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Sreenivasan turns blind


April 2nd, 2009 - 10:39 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Veteran Malayalam actor-producer-writer-director Sreenivasan will now be seen portraying the character of a blind person in his upcoming flick All The Best. Swathy Bhaskar would be directing the movie which has ... Read more...

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Robert Pattinson moans about quiet sex life in NY


March 17th, 2009 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 17 (ANI): Brit actor Robert Pattinson was recently overheard saying that he has been having a hard time trying to get laid in N.Y.C.The Twilight star was at ... Read more...

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Helping the blind groom their social skills, personality


March 14th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) How does a blind person communicate effectively with those who can see despite being unable to establish eye contact? This is part of the social skills and ... Read more...

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Even blind people can navigate obstacle courses sans collision


December 23rd, 2008 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): For the first time, researchers have shown that people can navigate an obstacle course even after brain damage leaves them with no awareness of sight and no ... Read more...

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Speaking keyboard for blinds in Pune


May 29th, 2008 - 8:49 pm ICT by admin
Pune, May 29 (ANI): A group of third year engineering students at Pune has developed a Braille keyboard with a speech feedback that will make typing easy for the visually impaired.The ... Read more...

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Human vision not adequate to assess what birds see


May 13th, 2008 - 4:40 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Uppsala University researchers have found evidence that human vision is inadequate for research on bird vision.The researchers insist that their finding means that the results of ... Read more...

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