KATHMANDU, March 6: Visually impaired Chitra Bahadur Khatri alias Amit KC on Tuesday filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court (SC) against the government saying that it barred him from scaling Mt. Everest.
MYAGDI, September 7 :Aaita Bahadur Dorjee of Beni Municipality-2, Faparkhet of Myagdi district can be seen carrying his old and trusted baton and a hammer all the time. He wakes up early in the morning and routinely visits nearby schools and houses to grind stones. Although he is visually impaired, he shoulders a big responsibility of looking after his family.
KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Now the visually challenged people in the country could comprehend Nepali printed materials independently using Nepali Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software, which was launched here today amid a programme.
Photo books are instrumental sources of photographs incorporated with texts that tell a visual story of what has been shot and how it has shaped the photographers that have taken the images. They are useful in studying the work of some of the really good photographers to find inspiration, develop your own ideas and style, and learn to visualize the world. Mandala Book Store displays various such photo books out of which The Week’s Joshna Karki picked the following six works that immortalizes the crafts, culture, lifestyle, norms and customs of the land of temples, Himalayas, adventure, and Travel – Nepal.
The debate of Braille vs. audio books has been simmering in the visually impaired community for a while now. There are people who believe it’s time to move on to ITC approved audio books as well as other similar audio based learning guides. They confidently claim that there is no need for Braille anymore.