Simply Reading App- An Application for Print-Disabled and Visually Impaired

Dependence on others for reading and writing is one of the biggest hurdles in way of education, employment and leading an independent life, especially in case of people living with visual disabilities and low vision.  To empower the persons with visual disabilities, the DAISY Consortium (a network of not for profit organizations from 55 countries)…

What’s Print Disability?

Print disability is a condition related to blindness, visual impairment, specific learning disability or other physical condition in which the student needs an alternative or specialized format (i.e., Braille, Large Print, Audio, Digital text) in order to access and gain information from conventional printed materials. Print disability is easiest to understand when considering how the student…

Common sports for visually impaired users

Being diagnosed as blind or partially sighted does not mean that the person has to give up on his favorite sports altogether. In fact, there are many sports which have been adapted for those who are blind or partially sighted, as well as entirely new sports only open to people with a sight condition. With…

Some great personalities with Visual Impairment

The man who gave us the laws of inertia, falling bodies and parabolic trajectories had imbibed his vision with a golden feather. Galileo Galilei, an astronomer, and mathematician, who gave us the fundamental laws of physics and astronomy, turned the tide in his way and made brief inventions of his time. Galileo was the first…

Prevention of blindness and Visual Impairment

The colossal problem of blindness is well known to the ophthalmologists, planners, and administrators of this country. There are 9 million blind and 45 million visually impaired individuals. Of the 9 million 85% are curable and in 27% blindness could have been preven­ted if timely measures of promotion of ocular health, prevention of eye diseases…

Primary Reading Writing Tool for Visually Impaired- Indo-NVDA

In a country that is home to about 15 million visually impaired individuals, creating opportunities and making technological advancements becomes of utmost importance. One such unique endeavor is the NVDA (non-visual desktop access) screen reading software. It was developed originally by NV Access, Australia and further modified in order to benefit the Indian population by…

TBI Blogs: Meet Chetna Nagpal: Visually Impaired, Ambitious, and a Fighter

Note: The post has been taken from the Better India blog. It was written by Shruti Pushkarna in 2016, the Communications Manager with Score Foundation in New Delhi. People suffering from visual impairment often face extreme difficulties in various aspects of their lives. Here’s a young woman who decided to take on her disability – and its…

My first experience with Google Home, a Voice First Hardware

To begin with I would like to provide few facts and figures taken from an article at: “A) Proliferation of voice-first hardware Voice labs define a voice-first device as an always-on, intelligent piece of hardware where the primary interface is voice, both input and output. The first voice-first hardware on the market was Amazon Echo…

Screen reading software… Where have I been throughout my life?¿

Recently I googled the statistics of the blind in India not out of curiosity actually, just because I’ve got an assignment to write an article on assistive technology and visual impairment. The time I clicked on the search button to find the stats the first thing which I came across was India is now home…