Volume 5 Issue 5 - March 01, 2007
Visually impaired people exercise their franchise independently
D.N.I.S. News Network In a shining example for all other states to follow, the Election Commission has set up a separate polling booth for visually impaired people at National Institute for Visually Handicapped (N.I.V.H.) in the Rajpur Assembly constituency of Uttarkhand, where they can cast their vote independently. It is the first one of its kind in the country.
More encouraging is the fact that visually impaired voters used the facility in the recent polls held in Uttarkhand. For visually impaired Prashanth Dabral, a music teacher at N.I.V.H. it was a pleasant surprise when he was told at the polling booth that he could cast his vote with the help of Electronic Voting Machine (E.V.M.).
You cannot imagine my joy when I pressed the button on the E.V.M. I had never exercised franchise without assistance, he said. The names of candidates and their symbols are inscribed in Braille on the E.V.M.
The polling booth at the institute has 383 voters. N. Ravi Shanker, Uttarkhand C.E.O. said the separate polling booth was set up on an experimental basis for the first time in the country.
DNIS is produced and managed by:
National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People
- List of Awardees 2013 :NCPEDP MPHASIS Universal Design Awards (1.44 MB)
- List of Awardees 2012 :NCPEDP MPHASIS Universal Design Awards (804 KB)
- List of Awardees 2011 :NCPEDP MPHASIS Universal Design Awards (864 KB)
- List of Awardees 2010 :NCPEDP MPHASIS Universal Design Awards (623 KB)
SHELL HELEN KELLER AWARDS
NCPEDP-Shell Helen Keller Awardees 2013
New Disability Law
- Budget 2007-08 has a silver lining - F.M. earmarks Rs. 1,800 crore for employment of disabled people
- Lalu promises more disabled-friendly coaches
- I.I.M.-B. rejects bright disabled student; Rebuffs R.T.I. plea for details of selection
- Power bills in Braille to be introduced in Capital
- Visually impaired people exercise their franchise independently
- Cellphones to aid visually impaired people
- Artificial retina implant brings hope to blind people
- Chennai hospital claims stem cell success on paraplegic
- New two rupee coin creates confusion in minds of visually impaired people
- Provide facilities to autistic patients or face contempt charges: Delhi High Court
Disability News and Information Service is produced and managed by: