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The court on Tuesday upheld a controversial century old law that restricts the awarding of massage licences and the ownership of massage parlours to the visually impaired, reported Yonhap news agency. The law has been at the centre of an emotionally charged debate in recent years and the defendant argued that the rule infringes on the occupational freedom of non-blind people. However, in rejecting his claim, the court ruled that “the massage business is virtually the only occupation that visually impaired people can normally enjoy”. Establishing a monopoly in the industry was seen as a way to protect disabled people in the absence of state support. But in the modern era this stance has been controversial. As of , only 7, blind people were working in about 1, legally registered massage parlours, while an estimated , to , masseurs were working illegally to meet growing demand. That demand includes national sports teams who have a history of employing sighted massage therapists. An attempt two years earlier to overthrow the law had resulted in fierce protests for weeks and three deaths when two blind masseurs leapt from tall buildings on to subway tracks, and a sighted masseur jumped from a bridge, reported the New York Times.


Support And Documentation The Emacspeak mailing list archived at Vassar –the home of the Emacspeak mailing list– thanks to Greg Priest-Dorman is another important source of frequently asked questions along with answers. Emacspeak comes with an online manual, numerous WWW resources, and full source level documentation make sure you’ve used these resources effectively. Emacspeak comes as is, please see the accompanying Copyright notice. I work on Emacspeak in my spare time, and cannot answer questions on Emacspeak via personal email.

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Guide dogs allow those with a visual impairment to live a fulfilling life by assisting them in everyday tasks. The majority of guide dog owners have reported a feeling of increased confidence, independence, and mobility with their dog.

No Comment Cell phones have become a necessary gadget for everyone to communicate. But everyone is different, and everyone has different needs and to suit those needs technology has ensured that there is something for everyone. If you are looking for a cell phone for your dear one who has vision related problems, then this article will be of help because here we are listing 10 innovative cell phones for visually impaired or blind people.

These devices are really helpful for them in making or receiving calls and some of them can even help in texting. Just5 J Just 5 is a well know name when it comes to devices for visually impaired people. It has a vast range of cell phones and J is one of them. From the front it looks like a calculator. It has big buttons with hollow curvy shape which are helpful in identifying keys. This cellphone has amplified sound and PERS system Personal emergency response system that help to get you help in case of emergency.

It has a dedicated SOS button on the back side. So, your dear ones can reach out to you easily in case of an emergency.

South Korean court rules that massage licences are preserve of the blind

Over the past few years, the year-old student from West Yorkshire has explored 20 different countries, both independently and with Traveleyes , a tour operator which specialises in group trips for blind and visually-impaired holidaymakers. India was a blur. It was my first big trip overseas: I was there with Traveleyes, which pairs blind travellers with fully-sighted ones, who describe the sights and scenes to their visually-impaired companions.

Abstract. Blind & visually impaired individuals often face challenges in wayfinding in unfamiliar environments. Thus, an accessible indoor positioning and navigation system that safely and accurately positions and guides such individuals would be welcome.

The History of the White Cane By: Philip Strong The following short history of the white cane was written by Philip Strong. Phil was an advocate at the ACB office for pedestrian safety. The white cane is not just a tool that can be used to achieve independence; it is also a symbol of the blind citizens in our society. To honor the many achievements of blind and visually impaired Americans and to recognize the white cane’s significance in advancing independence, we observe October 15th of each year as “White Cane Safety Day.

Throughout history, the cane, staff, and stick have existed as traveling aids for the blind and visually impaired. Dating back to biblical times records show that a shepherd’s staff was used as a tool for solitary travel. The blind used such tools to alert them to obstacles in their path. For centuries, the “cane” was used merely as a tool for travel and it was not until the twentieth century that the cane, as we know it today, was promoted for use by the blind as a symbol to alert others to the fact that an individual was blind.

This new role for the white cane had its origins in the decades between the two World Wars, beginning in Europe and then spreading to North America. James Biggs of Bristol claimed to have invented the white cane in After an accident claimed his sight, the artist had to readjust to his environment. Feeling threatened by increased motor vehicle traffic around his home, Biggs decided to paint his walking stick white to make himself more visible to motorists.

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Test administration with both general and special populations. Evaluators must employ collaborative assessment, seeking and integrating the expertise of visual impairment professionals. Evaluators must learn how to present test items to blind or visually impaired individuals while respecting their personal space, communication methods, and environmental needs. Most evaluators are not trained or experienced in evaluating individuals who are blind and visually impaired.

These evaluators must incorporate the expertise and experience of visual impairment professionals and collaborate with them throughout the evaluation process, from preparation through report writing. Reasons for Evaluation Guideline 3:

This study was based on an intervention done with twenty-four blind and visually impaired Nepalese children using Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT). Since this was the first DMT intervention offered to them, the study focused on their response to DMT.

See complete postings and other opportunities on the Christina School District Website: The incumbent in this position will be fluent in American Sign Language; familiar with aspects of employment issues related to deafness and hearing loss and must be knowledgeable of specific resources for consumers who are deaf and hard of hearing. The incumbent should be familiar with assistive technology and have the ability to effectively provide counseling assistance related to this specific disability group.

Plans, develops, and implements vocationally focused service plans that identify customer goals, services and costs to help them become employed. Experience with the principles and practices of vocational service delivery to individuals with disabilities. Experience interviewing, evaluating, and counseling individuals with disabilities. Experience with Caseload Management and Case Documentation. Demonstrated knowledge of the methods and tools for career counseling and exploration.

Demonstrated ability to handle multiple responsibilities. Demonstrated ability to communicate information effectively in writing and verbally. Fluency in American Sign Language required. Successful candidate must have considerable knowledge of and understanding of the communication, cultural and psychosocial needs of persons who are deaf and hard of hearing.

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Electric vehicles can be so quiet that they pose a new risk on the road. But what kind of artificial sound should be added? February 7, It was a pleasant June day in Munich, Germany.

In a guest post from the American Council of the Blind\’s Anthony Stephens, he explains how updates to Cisco IP phones help remove barriers for employees who are blind and visually impaired.

As such, she made a decision to teach visually impaired pupils, a job she has been at for 28 years now. And in fact very few take on special needs education at higher institutions of learning. Kidega, a teacher of the English Language, says her call came way back in after being challenged by the brilliance of four Primary Two visually-impaired pupils while conducting a lesson. She said whenever she asked questions, these pupils were exceptional in their performances.

Turning point Taking keen interest in how they were able to learn, these pupils took her through the basics on how to read and write using the braille for one week and that was her turning point, she says. And although Kidega enrolled for a Diploma in Special Needs Education at Kyambogo University in , that encounter was everything to her. But her education journey began in from Shimoni Demonstration School in Kampala. However, she sat her Primary Leaving Examination from St.

While in class, Kidega attends to each child and takes them through the lessons at their own pace. She teaches from Primary One to Primary Seven due to the inadequate number of teachers at the school. The poor attitude aside, Kidega adds that inadequate visual-impaired learning equipment such as braille kits and paper, cubes, cube frames and others are expensive.

For instance Primary One, Two and Three share a class with three different lessons going on.

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I’ll tell you later What he wants: What would you like to drink? What do you normally drink at brunch?

Visually Impaired Singles is part of the Online Connections dating network, which includes many other general and visually impaired dating sites. As a member of Visually Impaired Singles, your profile will automatically be shown on related visually impaired dating sites or to related users in the Online Connections network at no additional charge.

Jewel’s treasure chest, full of information about websites, software, and programs that are accessible, helpful, and maybe even fun! Are you looking for a program, tool, or organization to assist you with something or just for fun? Feel free to contact me at herekittykat2 gmail. Type of Program calendar, text to mp3, etc 3.

What you would like the program, tool, or organization to do or be I will do my best to find what you are looking for! Blind Mice Mart’s Movie Vault www. There is a wide variety of movies, from black-and-white oldies to modern favourites like Lord of the Rings and the Harry Potter series six of seven. Best of all, the movies are free. The only downside is for people with some usuable vision; because the movies are in MP3 format, they are audio only.

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