[AI] First helpline for visually challenged set up

Asudani, Rajesh rajeshasudani at rbi.org.in
Wed Jan 5 02:10:53 EST 2011

Hindu, other states:

First helpline for visually challenged set up
Staff Reporter
BHUBANESWAR: With visually challenged persons finding little suitable medium to get informed about their sector, State's first helpline for blind has been established in the capital city.
The helpline set-up in joint collaboration between New Delhi-based Score Foundation and city-based Open Learning System would answer to visually challenged persons on employment opportunities, higher studies or social security programmes.
Desk Officer of the helpline Manjulata Panda, who is first visually challenged girl to pursue Ph.D programmes, said the helpline named Eye-way Helpline Service would operate six days a week in official hours.
One can call at 9439666222 for securing advice for career growth or overcoming personal problem, Ms. Panda said. She said parents and persons those were associated with disability sectors could also call at the number.
Terming it as a novel attempt to help visually challenged people, Sanyas Kumar Behera, former general secretary of Orissa Association for Blind, said there had been suitable print medium for visually challenged persons to know about the sector.

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