[AI] Daily Eyeway Alerts

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Wed Jul 1 04:40:06 PDT 2015

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1. News Alerts-

In a decade between two Censuses — that of 2001 and 2011 — the country’s
disabled population has increased by 22.4 per cent even as the total
households having disabled persons in the country have increased by 20.5
lakh.The latest Census 2011 data, released on Tuesday by the Registrar
General and Census Commissioner of India, shows that the number of
disabled, which was 2.19 crore in 2001, rose in 2011 to 2.68 crore — 1.49
crore males and 1.18 crore females. And India now has 2.08 crore households
with differently-abled persons constituting 8.3 per cent of the total
homes. The household figures stood at 1.87 crore in 2001. The data shows
that 50.33 lakh people suffered from blindness, 50.72 lakh had hearing
disabilities, 19.98 lakh people had problems with speech, 54.36 lakh were
living with locomotor disability, 15.05 lakh were mentally retarded, 72. 28
lakh had mental illnesses, 49. 27 lakh suffered from other illnesses,
and 21.16 lakh had multiple disabilities. More at

Measures to Ensure Safe Passage for Visually Impaired'. Transport Minister
Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan visited Thrissur KSRTC stand on Friday, where a
bus had rammed into two blind cricketers based out of Palakkad, killing
them in the process, on 14th Sunday. Several measures have been mooted in
the cabinet meeting to ensure safe passage for the visually impaired, he
said. “The signal lights currently in use are highly disadvantageous for
the visually impaired. We have mooted, and the cabinet has agreed to, the
installation of announcement systems along with the signal lights, which
will constantly blare out details like the signal currently on display and
the time, in seconds, before it changes,” he said, speaking to the Express.
According to the Minister, the cabinet has also agreed to recognise the
usage of white canes, commonly used by the blind as a mobility tool. More

 2. Job Alert-

There is one post for Visually Impaired as Technician in Rajasthan Electronics &
Instruments Ltd. Jaipur.  Qualification:  ITI (NCVT) in Electronics
Mechanical/Radio & TV / Electrical having minimum 60% marks with minimum 01
year Apprenticeship under the Apprenticeship Act. 1961, as applicable.
Candidates should have minimum 02 years post qualification experience in
Industry. Candidates having Computer Course equivalent to Advanced Diploma
in Computer Applications shall be given added advantage. Candidate should
be Computer savvy.  Age Limit: 27 years. Last date 17th July.   More at
http://www.eyeway.org/?q=jobs  or  employment news of 27th  June  page no.

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