1st blind woman IAS officer takes charge in Kerala
Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 3:11 PM
India's first visually-impaired IAS officer Pranjal Patil has taken charge as Thiruvananthapuram sub-collector. This is her second assignment since her appointment into service in 2018. She said that she was excited to be working in Kerala and looked forward to the new assignment as sub collector. "We must never give up, we will get that one breakthrough that we are hoping for," she added.
Instagram adds new photo descriptions for visually impaired users
Thursday, November 29, 2018, 5:59 PM
Instagram has introduced two new features to make it easier for visually impaired people to use its app. Object recognition-based automatic alternative text feature will let visually impaired readers hear descriptions of photos through screen readers. It's also introducing custom alternative text that will let users add descriptions of photos that people using screen readers will be able to hear.