Esha (www.braillecards.org and www.clabil.org) is an initiative by volunteers to make life better for the blind. We use the word blind because its neutral. There is no disability, challenge or special ability attached to this. We are blind means we cannot see. Period. Just like you are sighted means you can see.
You can access the online library directly at www.braillecards.org/audio.htm
Good evening friends !! Today we have added 55 audio files to the Clabil. And which includes 18 poems in classic poetry category by Rossetti AND 37 Chapters from Around the world in eighty days by Jules Verne http://www.braillecards.org/audio.php
The Western Railway has embarked on one of its biggest projects worth Rs 4.8 crore to turn suburban railway stations disabled-friendly.
The first phase of stations to see the change will be between Churchgate and Khar.
This would mean creating special amenities for the disabled at these stations, including tactile paving with warning floor material, disabled toilets with special grab bars, low-height ticket booking windows, ramps on foot overbridges, low-level water taps that can accommodate wheel chairs.
“We have invited tenders and the work will be completed in four months. We will closely monitor the so that they prove to be helpful to the disabled,” a senior official said.
Experts said there is also a need to find a creative solution to the problem of the gap between the platforms and the train coaches, which is proving to be a risk for the disabled.
IIT expert Sudhir Badami, a member of the committee constituted by the Bombay High Court for making the city’s railways friendly towards persons with disability, said the programme of raising the platform levels will be a long-drawn affair as the suburban rail system is in operation and innovative methods of construction need to be adopted.
Today I am feeling very glad after getting this Karamaveer Puraskaar. I want to thank Nidhi Mam,Jerry Sir And his Team for giving me this opportunity. I want to share some moments while I was taking this award,When I was attending Karamaveer puraskaar ceremony I listened to every Kamaraveer Puraskaar Awardee who worked in different different fields like some worked for child labour,agriculture,education for special needs students,education for children living in slums etc. I salute to everyone,I also thank to everyone who are taking the work forward for their field. I was thinking about their lives which is very challanging.At last I want to say that everyone is god gifted so we should help everyone who are helpless and make their life better. "Sach hum nahi,Sach tum nahi Sach hain mehaz sangharsh hi"
Thank you, Times of India, for taking the message to a much wider audience.. hope this new initiative of ours motivate and encourage everybody i wish and hope that the goodness in the world will increase Next time you see a person in a public space, please help. http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/Article.aspx?eid=31808&articlexml=Eyes-shut-volunteers-try-to-feel-experience-of-19032015002057
Today Esha conducted a blind walk
activity. The blind walk is an activity wherein participant
are blindfolded or close their eyes and is given a stick and asked to walk
We started with Indian Habitat Center and secondly at
Qutab minar complex. In this we practiced different kinds
of blind walk a blind person goes through in his life , such as
·Just walking alone
with the help of white canes
·Walking with the help
of person who is not blind holding his/ her arms
·Walking with the help
of non blind person by just guiding by the direction
Around 650 million people in
the world is disabled , out of which 300 million people are
visually impaired and face difficulties in
everyday activities as simple as walking, commuting etc. Imagine
scenario where you are asked to give up your ability to walk , run , play or
see. Can you imagine a day without any of these? Life seems impossible . Through
this event we are trying to make people understand the life
of differently abled person.
As a participant of this
event I really enjoyed this task but felt really difficult to walk eyes
closed I was always feeling that I will fell down or something will hit me even
their was another person guiding us. Whenever we have to get down a stairs felt
so afraid .All this made me feel that how the blind person walk so confidently
The main objective or things
we learnt from this blind walk is:
Helped us in experience what it would be like
to be without the sense of sight.
Be good partners and will safely guide each
other on blind walks.
This is also a sensitizing campaign
Today we have become so complacent and self –centered
in ours lives that we choose to overlook the problems others face every day. A
little help from each one can make a big difference in the lives of these people.