How this Anand Mahindra-backed startup is empowering the visually impaired
Braille has been a fundamental tool for the blind in terms of literacy, employment and independence. Annie, a self teaching Braille device, is empowering by visually impaired by helping them learn Braille by themselves through interactive content.
JNU visually-impaired students' forum going for demonstration, detained by police
Group of Jawaharlal Nehru University's (JNU) visually-impai...
Breathing polluted air can damage optic nerve, cause blindness
Glaucoma, a neurodegenerative disease, is the leading global cause of irrevers...
Don’t blindly believe this editorial: Fake news is better tackled by making news consumers ‘smarter’ readers
Fake newsmakers will keep on making fake news. It’s up to readers to decide whether they wish to be duped or not.
This brain implant can work wonders for the visually-impaired, may help distinguish between light & dark
The device Orion helps people who lost their vision to injury or disease.
Modi, Shah blinded by political vendetta, alleges Congress on SPG cover withdrawal
Congress' Anand Sharma said the decision to remove the SPG cover for Sonia Gandhi, Rahul and Priyanka is "shocking and vindictive". "It makes the family vulnerable. Not to forget that two members of the family former prime ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi were assassinated," he said.
DK Shivakumar bail hearing: SC slams ED for 'blindly copy-pasting' Chidambaram's application
SC slams ED for ‘blindly copy-pasting’ Congress leader D K Shivakumar’s bail application from Ex-FM P Chidambaram's application.DK Shivakuma...
Google Maps announces new update to assist the visually-impaired, will now offer detailed voice guidance
It can be accessed from the app settings under the Navigation section.
RBI selects vendor for developing mobile app for visually impaired
The RBI on September 6 had told the Bombay High Court that an internet connection would not be required for its proposed mobile application which would help visually impaired people identify currency notes.
Note identifying app for visually impaired people to be offline: RBI
RBI told this to the High court during a hearing.
Get treated for sleep apnea: It can cause blindness in diabetic patients
Diabetic macular edema is more difficult to treat in patients with severe sleep apnea.
View: African islands in the Indian Ocean- Looking beyond Delhi’s strategic blindness
The western Indian Ocean continues to remain at the periphery of India’s strategic calculations while remaining a blindspot for the Indian Navy despite the region marked as an area of interest in its 2015 maritime security strategy.
World's biggest face recognition system arrives in India next month
Currently, the leading face recognition software are: Amazon Rekognition; Face Recognition and Face Detection by Lambda Labs, Microsoft Face API; Google Cloud Vision and IBM Watson Visual Recognition, among others.
Margaret Atwood's 'The Testaments' favourite choice to win Booker Prize in fiction category
The author had won a Booker for 'The Blind Assassin' in 2000.
RBI proposes mobile app to help visually impaired to identify currency notes
The RBI has solicited bids from technology firms for developing the mobile application.
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