Visually impaired can now feel India through a Braille atlas
The National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organization has prepared an atlas of India in Braille.
The amazing initiative enables the visually impaired to feel and understand the geography of the country. People can sense the river systems, soils, crop patterns, Metro cities, and road network.
The atlas took 20 years to come into being. The makers tried various materials like sheet of metal and vinyl board, before finally making the atlas on paper.
India has 7.8 million visually impaired people, which means that one in every five blind persons in the world is an Indian.
Watch in Sign Language
- Expert cook & entrepreneur - Deeja juggles roles with ease
February 20, 2019
- Know how Serotonin affects your mental health
February 19, 2019
- Here is how caregivers can avoid being burned out
February 19, 2019
Read more on Newz Hook
- Events February 20, 2019 Paintability!
- Technology February 17, 2019 Leveraging artificial intelligence for accessibility solutions focus of Microsoft India's Accessibility Summit
- Headlines February 20, 2019 Army kills 3 JeM terrorists in Pulwama
- Get-hooked February 18, 2019 One billion youth face risk of hearing loss, warns United Nations
- Headlines February 19, 2019 Pakistani actors and artists banned by Indian film industry
- Technology February 14, 2019 Tobii Dynavox eye tracker is opening new world to little Ganga & others like her
- Headlines February 16, 2019 Modi flags off Vande Bharat Express, India’s fastest train
- Events February 17, 2019 Skills Development Transition Program
- Accessibility February 20, 2019 Kochi Metro gets thumbs up for accessibility features
- Get-hooked February 19, 2019 Here is how caregivers can avoid being burned out
Want to feature your inspiring story or share an event with the disabled community? Write to:
Newz Hook - Accessible News
Get-hooked February 7, 2019