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Association of Blind Urges Public to Make Way for Visually Impaired People

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweetIn celebration of the International White Cane and Safety Day 2020, the Nigeria Association of the Blind (NAB) Lagos Chapter has urged the public to always make way for persons with visual impairment in Lagos State and Nigeria. The association made this call during its empowerment and White Cane Awareness rally in Epe

E-learning: Include Students With Visual Impairment In Your Initiatives – CITAB

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The centre for Infrastructural and Technological Advancement for the Blind (CITAB), has called on the Ogun State Government to include students with visual impairment in the plan for free internet services for e-learning purposes in the State.

GOVERNMENT ALONE CAN’T FUND OUR SCHOOL ― VISUALLY IMPAIRED STUDENTS

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweetStudents of the Ekiti State Special School for the Blind in Ikere-Ekiti, Ikere local government area have appealed to well meaning individuals to coalesce effort with the government in the funding of the school, saying government alone could not fund the school. The leader of the students, Odekunle Yusuf expressed optimism about their

COVID19: ADVERSITY TO ADVANTAGE? BY DESTINY CHUKWUMA DICKSON

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweetChalya and Rejoice are businesswomen. Like most people across the globe, the COVID19 pandemic has had devastating effect on their business. The duo have had to embrace the social media and other digital tools to promote sales. Increase in daily orders ensures that the economy continues to breathe despite the storm. This is

Edo 2020: INEC to provide braille ballots for visually-challenged voters

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweetThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday said it would provide braille ballots to guide visually challenged persons for Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State. Mahmoud Yakubu, chairman of INEC, said this in Benin City during an expanded stakeholders’ meeting organised by the commission. The meeting had in attendance the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed

LAUTECH Student, Seyi Ojelabi Develops Technology For The Visually Impaired

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweetSeyi Ojelabi aka SHYNE is a 300L student of LAUTECH, department of computer science and engineering has developed a technology named “See-Tok” for the visually impaired to make them inclusive and help them live a happier life. The technology is able to detect any obstacles, hindrance that comes the way of the visually

MTN Foundation Opens Portal For Students Scholarship Schemes

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Please shareTweetPlease likeTweetMTN Foundation Opens Portal For Students Scholarship SchemesMTN Foundation has opened portal for application to its annual scholarship schemes for science and technology, an a special ategory for the blind students.The call for application commenced 15 June 2020 and open to students in accredited public tertiary institutions (universities, colleges of technology and polytechnics)

COVID-19 and application of disability laws in Nigeria

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The enactment of Discrimination against Person Disabilities (Prohibition) Act (the Disability Act) marked a paradigm shift in the legally acceptable manner of conducting affairs in Nigeria. It symbolizes a departure from the era wherein the treatment of persons with disability bore no legal consequence in the scheme of things. There is now a new legal regime, and this new reality need be given expression in all affairs, particularly in the current covid-19 response.

ThirdEye Partners with NuEyes to Launch the Next Generation smart glasses

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ThirdEye, a leader in augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) enterprise solutions recently announced a new partnership with NuEyes, a pioneer in the field of low-vision technology.

Carroll Center for the Blind Publishes New Guide to Zoom Meetings for Screen Reader Users

The cover for "Getting Started With Zoom Meetings: A Guide for JAWS, NVDA, and iPhone VoiceOver Users." The book title and written by Heather Thomas appears above the Carroll Center for the Blind logo. On the right side features a pair of headphones and an iPhone displaying the Zoom app resting on top of a laptop keyboard.

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The Carroll Center for the Blind has announced that it has published a new book, Getting Started With Zoom Meetings: A Guide for JAWS, NVDA, and iPhone VoiceOver Users, by Heather Thomas. The book is expected to serve as an invaluable resource for people have vision loss, wanting to participate in and host Zoom meetings in the workplace, for educational purposes, and for personal use. The publication is timely as so many people are now required to work and stay at home.

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