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How Technology Is Powering Sustainable Public Toilets In Telangana

Focused on changing the poor perception of Indian public toilets in India, Loocafe is Asia’s first free to use luxury public toilet, powered by technology. The startup was established in 2016. Speaking about his journey Abhishek Nath, Managing Director & CEO, Ixora Corporate Services says, “We started as a team of professionals, who have spent …

How to create inclusive housing spaces? – FOCUS Every company has a checklist of key features of an ideal office space and inclusivity has become a key criterion for decision making

Some people are left handed, others right handed; some short sighted and long sighted or no sighted (blind) – people vary in functional capacities and abilities. Some may suffer impairment of senses owing to birth, illness or accident and that can affect their mobility, dexterity, reach, balance, either permanently or temporarily. But is our real …

Sangati became part of someone’s plan to become self reliant and earn livelihood.

Sangati became part of someone’s plan to become self reliant and earn livelihood. The tool in this case was a simple sewing machine. She needed one which could be operated by hand as she cannot use her legs. Polio being the cause. She wanted one which has a motor so her output could increase. Sangati …

How can visually impaired person join the workforce

Gathering social parity with an aim to involve the physically challenged individuals is the first step for growth in the economy that offers more sustainability for an environment that is more inclusive. With social inclusiveness and awareness amongst the masses with no biases for people belonging to different backgrounds or inabilities there has been more …

Hotels, restaurants in Delhi to be audited for accessibility to persons with disabilities

Hotels, restaurants to be audited for accessibility infra The Delhi government and the municipal corporations have been ordered to carry out an audit at all hotels and restaurants in the capital to check how accessible they are to persons with disabilities. Besides infrastructure such as ramps and lifts, hotels and restaurants are also required to …

CBSE takes this big step for children with special needs appearing in board exams

The CBSE on Wednesday accepted the proposal to allow children with special needs, appearing for class 10 and 12 board exams to use computer or laptops to write their examination from this year. CBSE has decided to grant a relaxation in passing marks this year. The CBSE on Wednesday accepted the proposal to allow children …

Disabled protesters brave chilly nights

New Delhi “Our mornings here are spent wringing our blankets which are wet with dew,” says SK Verma, a 25-year-old disabled protester from Bihar, who has been protesting at Mandi House for a week, demanding employment. “The cold at night is unbearable and we can barely sleep for two to three hours. All-day long, we …

Microsoft app that lets the blind identify photos gets 5 new languages

Microsoft’s Seeing AI has been helpful for describing objects and text to the blind, but there’s been a key problem: it has only been available in English, making it a non-starter if you don’t speak the language. That won’t be a problem for some people from now on. Microsoft has updated the iOS-only app with …

1.5 crore Indians won’t be able to see this ad. But they are able to shop at Big Bazzar.

1.5 crore Indians won’t be able to see this ad. But they are able to shop at Big Bazzar.     1.5 crore Indians won’t be able to see this ad. But they are able to shop at Big Bazzar.

TED Talks – Caring for the differently abled, differently – Dr. Vibha Krishnamurthy

Caring for the differently abled, differently aring for the differently abled, differently