Mobile App For People With Disabilities

Here comes the first ever Mobile App for People With Disabilities in India, launched by Cross the Hurdles (an NGO working for PWD). It is an information resource containing every information related to PWD, like-
Special schools
Career guidance
Employment opportunities
Accessible places
Assistive devices
Health tips
Blood banks
Sports
Tax benefits
and many more…
This is a free Android App and can be downloaded from Google Play Store.
So download now!

Android user’s click here https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.CrossTheHurdles.mobileApp

The iOS user’s can also have this app on their device by following these simple steps-

Open up the Safari app on your iOS device.

Open the website http://m.crossthehurdles.org/

Tap on the “Share” icon (it looks like a square with an arrow pointing upwards).

Select the “Add to Home Screen” icon.

Tap on the word “Add” in the upper right hand corner.

Look for this link button on your Home screen.

I’m using this application on my iPad, it’s nice!

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And to see this application on your computer screen open the website http://m.crossthehurdles.org/

Spread the word as much as possible to make our country disabled friendly.

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Hues of Devotion

Happy Krishna Janamashtami!
The essence of a beautiful poem on Radha-Krishna recited by Pandit Birju Maharaj during a dance performance-

Poem on Radha dressing up as Krishna and momentarily fooling the gopis. While the getup is perfect, Krishna tells Radha, her eyes betray her. To Radha’s question why, he says, “Your eyes still reflect Krishna”- the unspoken statement being that Krishna’s eyes reflect his beloved Radha.

Source: The Hindu

Editorial…

image
image“PEACE”
, we all hope to live in a peaceful world. In fact it is crucial for life. 27th May, 2010 will be marked as a peace making day for Bihar. As His Holiness the Dalai Lama, a man of peace, inaugurated the Buddha Smriti Park here in Patna, on the occasion of Buddha Purnima. Lord Buddha who himself is symbolic of peace; the park is built to commemorate his 2550th anniversary of ‘mahanirvana’ (salvation). Since creating world peace is the basic object of lions clubs, I dedicate this souvenir to all the peace establishing processes going around the world.
Being the youngest member of our club, I feel privileged to get an opportunity to edit this souvenir. And of course it’s a great pleasure for me to present it on the auspicious day i.e. 43rd installation ceremony of my father Lion Santosh kr., as a president of Lions club of Patliputra. It is a time to be grateful and to celebrate. It is also a time for retrospection, to plan out creative strategies and take fresh initiatives. I wish our new president and the respective team members a successful lionistic year ahead. And hope during their office bearing the club excels in its service.
I take this opportunity to thank all those who had extended their co-operation and those who had helped us in many other ways. My sincere thanks to our Governor of Bihar Debanand Konwar for sending his invaluable message of appreciation, for this occasion, which would be treasured for lifetime by our club. I cannot forget but acknowledge in gratitude our senior lion members for their encouraging messages, guidance and advice. And I am grateful to our Chief Guest, Guest of Honour, Installing officer, Lion dignitaries and distinguished guests for their gracious presence on this occasion. My appreciation also goes to our advertisers and press in bringing out this souvenir.

Last but not the least… some credit goes to me also, as beside editing, I have designed the cover page as well and have tried to give the souvenir a new look.
I wish our club contributes towards building up a peace-loving and progressive society at large. These words of John Lennon are only but befitting to express my heart’s deepest sentiments, as I end up;

Imagine
Imagine there’s no heaven… It’s easy if you try
No hell below us… Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today…
Imagine there’s no countries… It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for… And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace
Imagine no possessions… I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger… A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world…
You may say I’m a dreamer…
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us…
And the world will be as one

Hoping for a peaceful world!

Thank you.
Tripti.

(My editorship at a Voluntary Organisation http://www.lionsclubs.org)

Save Eye Sight…

What is a cataract?
A cataract is a clouding that develops in the crystalline lens of the eye or in its envelope, varying in degree from slight to complete opacity and obstructing the passage of light. Cataracts typically progress slowly to cause vision loss and are potentially blinding if untreated. The condition usually affects both the eyes, but almost always one eye is affected earlier than the other. It cannot spread from one eye to the other.

What are the symptoms of a cataract?
The most common symptoms of a cataract are:
• Cloudy or blurry vision.
• Colors seem faded.
• Glare – headlights, lamps, or sunlight may appear too bright. A halo may appear around lights.
• Poor night vision.
• Double vision or multiple images in one eye. (This symptom may clear as the cataract gets larger.)
• Frequent prescription changes in your eyeglasses or contact lenses.

What Causes Cataracts?
The lens lies behind the iris and the pupil. It works much like a camera lens. It focuses light onto the retina at the back of the eye, where an image is recorded. The lens also adjusts the eye’s focus, letting us see things clearly both up close and far away. The lens is made of mostly water and protein. The protein is arranged in a precise way that keeps the lens clear and let’s light pass through it.
But as we age, some of the protein may clump together and start to cloud a small area of the lens. This causes cataract. Cataracts develop for a variety of reasons, including:
• Long-term exposure to ultraviolet light
• Exposure to radiations like microwave, ultraviolet, infrared etc.
• Secondary effects of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and advanced age, or trauma (possibly much earlier)
• Genetic factors are often a cause
• Cataracts may also be produced by eye injury or physical trauma.
• Atopic or allergic conditions are also known to quicken the progression of cataracts, especially in children
• Personal behavior such as smoking and alcohol use.

What can I do to protect my vision?
• Wearing sunglasses and a hat with a brim to block ultraviolet sunlight may help to delay cataract.
• Quit smoking and intake of alcohol.
• Good nutrition can help reduce the risk of age-related cataract. Eating green leafy vegetables, fruit, and other foods with antioxidants can help.
• If you are age 60 or older, you should have a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once every two years.

Treatment
How is a cataract treated?
The symptoms of early cataract may be improved with new eyeglasses, brighter lighting, anti-glare sunglasses, or magnifying lenses. If these measures do not help, surgery is the only effective treatment. Surgery involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens.
A cataract needs to be removed only when vision loss interferes with your everyday activities, such as driving, reading, or watching TV. You and your eye care professional can make this decision together.
If you have cataracts in both eyes that require surgery, the surgery will be performed on each eye at separate times, usually four to eight weeks apart.
After the natural lens has been removed, it often is replaced by an artificial lens, called an intraocular lens (IOL). An IOL is a clear, plastic lens that requires no care and becomes a permanent part of your eye. Light is focused clearly by the IOL onto the retina, improving your vision. You will not feel or see the new lens.

Cataract surgery is a simple, relatively painless procedure to regain vision. It is very successful in restoring vision.
Early treatment for many eye diseases may save your sight!

(This is an informative article which has been published.)

Source: Internet and Medical Practitioner