Hyderabad: All India Confederation of the Blind (AICB) is a body of blind persons working for and with the blind community to open its South Indian headquarters at Hyderabad. A small new office is a rented office in Babukhan Estate, Basheerbagh. It will be formally inaugurated on 19th March Saturday.
AICB, the 42 years old body is made up of various state-level associations/organizations, starting from the grass-roots level. It has 24 affiliates across the country
Thanneer Sri Ranga Rao, Chairman, Electricity Regulatory Commission; Shri Thakellapally Ravindar Rao, MLC will grace the inaugural function
On the day of the inauguration, AICB would give pension to a few visually challenged. This centre will teach computers to the visually challenged. It will help them in filling some farms, applications etc. We will play the role of advocacy. We help visually challenged to fight injustice. We help them file cases. When a visually challenged in Pondicherry was removed from his job without a valid reason, we fought the case on his behalf and got him reinstated in his job. We will also have an exhibition of braille appliances such as holding sticks, basic writing instruments, calculators, braille displays, notetakers, smart display devices and others. These will be sold at subsidized prices. This will be the first office in South India.
The idea behind opening this new office is to reach out to visually challenged who can approach this office for any support, help, guidance be it personal, professional informed "Ponugoti Chokka Rao", Secretary AICB.
Though there are plenty of braille textbooks, not many leisure reading books in braille in Telugu. We will like to take up a project to bring out more leisure reading books such as storybooks, comics etc. in braille in Telugu so that we can cultivate more reading habits, Mr J.L. Kaul said. For this we need funds. We will also raise funds for the same, J.L. Kaul added
The new centre at Babukhan Estate in Basheerbagh in Hyderabad will help more blind to embrace technology.
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