Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicVisually impaired

Topic: visually impaired

How do visually challenged Indians confirm they voted on right button? EVMs need upgrade

In EVMs, there is no way of knowing if the assisting person has cast a vote for the candidate picked by the visually challenged person.

Why the visually challenged are signing petitions addressed to apps such as Zomato, Swiggy

Recent Change.org petitions have drawn attention to the problems visually challenged users face while using popular delivery apps such as Dunzo, JioMart, Grofers and others.

Visually impaired and blind voters to be provided with Braille voter slips

The Election Commission also plans to provide Braille election photo identity cards to visually challenged voters.

How IIT-Delhi start-ups are helping draw visually impaired students into science

While one start-up focuses on tactile graphics, the other looks to augment graphics with audio. 

RBI seeks mobile phone-based solution to help visually impaired identify banknotes

The move will benefit around 80 lakh blind or visually impaired people in the country. 

On Camera

YourTurn

US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and US President Joe Biden at the Quad Summit, in Tokyo, Tuesday | ANI

Quad action against ‘illegal fishing’ may also target China’s Indo-Pacific ‘political activities’

Indo-Pacific Partnership for Maritime Domain Awareness will use advanced & integrated satellite imagery & technology to combat illegal fishing & 'dubious operations' of Chinese maritime militia.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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