Misconceptions about Blind Persons

Misconceptions of blind people are vast, contradictory, and are derived mostly from a mix of unfamiliarity with blind people and the belief that to experience blindness all one needs to do is close your eyes. Some of the misconceptions are: Blind people have superior hearing- They learn to concentrate, discern and derive a lot of meaning from sound...
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Embracing the Black Dog- Mental Health Support for the Blind

 The Black dog was the term coined by Roman poet Horace to symbolize negative feelings one may have about something in real life and popularized by Winston Churchill to describe his own depression. Shadow of a black dog provides a figure for a disorder that's lurking within the background. Similar to a true dog it must be embraced, understood,...
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The Prevalence of Mental Health Disorders

  According to a 2017 study administered by the World Health Organization, approximately 4.5% of all Indians suffer from some sort of depressive disorders. However, only about 10-12% of those suffering actually seek any help. This means that a whopping majority – about 90% – suppress their cries for help and continue to suffer in silence....
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NOT the end of the road, just a DIFFERENT direction

It was last year when I heard my sister tell me about one of her friends, who due to an unprecedented condition had lost most of his vision. It was a moment of grief for my sibling as he was a close friend of hers and an kind-hearted soul. And as all other people who are struck by tragedy the question presented itself. Why? Why him? Why does it hav...
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Patanjal Baishya
Thank you so much brother. Really appreciate it. I will try my best.
Monday, 25 November 2019 07:50
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No Barriers for Eric Weihenmayer !!!

We all face hardships. Despite facing large difficulties as a result of vision loss, there are some actually wonderful folks within the world who have overcome their incapacity to attain amazing things. Erik Weihenmayer was born with Retinoschisis, a condition during which the tissue layer separates into 2 layers, leading to poor vision. He utterly...
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Through the Opaque Glass

An open letter to those with eyesight.   Dear people of the world, The plethora of problems and issues that visually impaired people have to face throughout their life makes no small list. Let us think about how the human body is indeed wondrous. We hear a word and immediately an image of it forms in our minds. When I say pillow- one perhaps i...
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Disability:A Mere Perception Or A Great Threat

if your daily commute forces you to waste precious hours stuck in traffic or to elbow your way into overcrowded public transit vehicles, you probably need little convincing about the importance of good quality, reliable transport. Now, imagine your frustration if, instead of simply dealing with less-than-perfect transport, you had to make do with n...
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The Rights of Blind People

The rights of blind people? It is tempting to reply, no different from those of the sighted. They want a happy childhood, a good education (but should they be set apart or in the main stream?); a satisfying job; a fulfilling family life; enjoyable leisure and social activities, and the chance to take a full part in public life. They want respect; e...
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A Patch of Blue

All over the world about 285 million people are visually impaired. Around 39 million of them are blind and have lost their eyesight and its use. Around the globe, 82 % of the people above the age of 50 are subject to loss of eyesight. These are the statistics provided by WHO (World Health Organization) in the year 2010. These statistics not only sh...
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Disabilities and Economic Inequalities

In India, around 10-15 percent of the total population has one or more forms of disabilities and are largely denied access to many economic resources such as job opportunities, sustainable wages, etc. Also, they are not given an adequate chance for any of the self-employment opportunities due to several socio-economic factors and political barriers...
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Pranjal Patil: a synonym for BLIND faith in oneself

When someone says power cut, we visualize darkness. Similarly when someone says success we visualize, people like Pranjal Patil. It is believed that the blind do not lack imagination, they may not have sight but they do have vision. India's first ever visually impaired IAS officer while taking charge as Sub Collector of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala f...
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Diwali: A festival that brings light into the dark world

Sky full of fireworks, mouth full of sweets. House full of diyas & heart full of joy. The complete festival of diwali is summed up within these few words. Diwali the symbol of victory of good over evil, is a complete five day package of festivities, happiness, delight and enjoyment. It's that time of the year when friends and families get toget...
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Open Mic for the blind

Yesterday, our organisation hosted the singing competition for people within the blind community. Over 200 blind people gathered together with the support for our powerful community of volunteers, which helped with the event. ​Time August 10, 2019 - 10 AM - 5 PM ​Location B-26, Hatsal Vihar, Uttam Nagar, New Delhi -110059 Schedule ​This w...
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We can't see but We can Dream - Resources that make it happen.

What is life all about? If one asks such a question to people who are visually impaired the answer would be simple, its all about the small things that make you smile. Imagine a scenario where three girls in their colorful dresses are playing with crayons amongst the greenery of the park filled with pink and purple flowers under the cool white bree...
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Book Recommendations for the blind.

 Personally, reading is one of my most favorite things to do, and being able to relate to a character is a joy like no other. Here I have complied a list of books that those who can't see can read an relate to, or those who are trying to understand visual impairment better can refer to. Even if you are just looking for books to read, these are...
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Career Options for the Blind.

If a hardworking person is kind, it doesn't effects his work whether he is deaf or blind. Work done with true spirit and honesty always brings success. Friends we all have some or the other talent in us and we all are involved in our work , participating in various jobs which are offered to us due to our capabilities but this is not the thing just ...
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Misconceptions About Learning and Reading Braille

You must have heard about Braille, the script that visually impaired use to learn and communicate. We know that Louis Braille invented it. But what else we know? And is that information correct?   So let me take you through few of such myth and followed will be the myth busters. 1. Myth: Braille is the language of the blind. Myth buster: Brail...
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New Facility - Press Release

New Delhi - July 3rd 2019. BPA is proud to announce the new facility addition. We have rented a new space that'll allow us to scale our operations and host around 100+ visually impaired students at any given point of time. The Address of new hostel is: B 26 Hastsal vihar, Uttam nagar ( near vasundhara public school) new Delhi 110059. The ...
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Basics of Eye Health - Tips for Maintaining a Good Eyesight

Our eyes prove to be of great significance when it comes to us being able to navigate the world around us. Here are a few tips to maintain the health of our eyes so they can help us see for years to come. Regular appointments with an eye health professional can work as a precautionary measure, they could help one catch a potential disease early whi...
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Causes of Vision Impairment

The impairment of vision affects a considerable dimension of our world population. According to the WHO 285 million people are visually impaired and 39 million are blind. To understand visual impairment better, it could help to take a look at the various causes behind it. The elementary ones being: 1. Uncorrected Refractive Errors Refractive error ...
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