Vision Loss and Blindness: Some Essential Details

The importance of eyes and vision can be gauged by the great importance given to one of the five sense organs by our ancestors:

"sarvendriyanam nayanam pradhanam"

which translates as ‘among the 5 senses of perception, sight (eyes) is the most important.’

Physical Disabilities: Some Essential Details

People with physical disabilities often find themselves discriminated against. They are made fun of, considered inauspicious, and persecuted in everyday life. Thankfully, sustained awareness campaigns have brought about a positive change in society. This is a welcome sign and can go a long way in making the physically disabled wanted and loved.

Mental illness: Some Essential Details

Human mind is complex as it is powerful. Great ideas from men and women have provided the world with a life of comfort and leisure. TV, telephone, automobile, aeroplanes, surgery and life-saving drugs are some of the greatest inventions thought of by great minds. The power of human mind has even managed to land humans on the Moon. Mars is next on the agenda.

Memory Loss: Some Essential Details

In countless Indian language movies, loss of memory and its subsequent regaining used to be a recurring theme. We have all seen countless movies based on the topic in its various flavours. The movies always had a happy ending, with the affected person regaining memory either through a song the family used to sing together in childhood or a miraculous blow to the head that manages to activate the precise part of the brain responsible for managing memory.

Learning Disabilities: Some Essential Details

A person is said to have learning disability if he/she is unable to learn in a typical manner in several areas of functioning. The causes for the condition are yet to be known. However, the affected persons are able to learn in another way - one that is different from the ‘typical manner’ in which majority of the population learns. This distinction is important from the point of view of misconceptions other people may have about the condition.

Intellectual Disabilities: Some Essential Details

Intellectual disability (ID), also known as general learning disability, is a generalized neurodevelopmental disorder. In the past, the condition used to be known as mental retardation (MR). Greatly impaired intellectual and adaptive functioning are the main characteristics of ID. An IQ score below 70, along with a deficiency in two or more adaptive behaviors, otherwise known as everyday skills or tasks that the average person is able to complete.

Hearing Loss and Deafness:

Some Essential Details

Autism: Some Essential Details

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder which impedes the ability to interact socially, and hinders speech and nonverbal communication. Restricted and repetitive behavior are also common with autism. The symptoms become visible before the age of 3. In some cases, children go through developmental stages normally before regressing.

Autism affects information processing in the brain by altering how nerve cells and their synapses connect and organize. The exact cause for this is yet to be understood.

Bringing Investment in Assisted Technology

Technology - Boon or Bane?

A Welcome Move and an Example for Many

Government takes charge

When governments put their weight behind a project by galvanizing their bureaucracy, by flexing their financial muscle, by organizing conferences and by charting out a definite course of action, more often than not, the program is bound to have a greater chance of success. For, they possess the resources to provide the necessary impetus required for the program to start rolling, sustain the momentum and run sustained campaigns to ensure the success of the project.


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