India Has Over 7 Million Visually Impaired People. One Woman Is Doing Something Wonderful For Them

Admin 28-Aug-2014 11:20:41 Inothernews

Statistics suggest that India has the largest population of blind people in the world. The more unfortunate part about this is that most of the blind population live in the poorer parts of the country which consequently denies them access to proper living conditions and basic health care. However, not being able to see should not be an impediment to anyone's education. Basic literacy is every human being's fundamental right. For a blind person however, education is a mountain that they need to surmount. Braille, in spite of being a powerful tool of education for the blind, is still not easily accessible to every blind person in the country. The need to empower the visually impaired and promote Braille across the country is vital. That's what 25-year-old Upasana Makati wishes to do with her life. She has set up India's first English lifestyle magazine in Braille. 'White Print' brings mainstream issues and subjects to the visually impaired. Priced at Rs. 30, it's a magazine that even blind people in small towns can afford. This amazing venture by this young woman will go a long way in helping blind people read and helping the rest of the country open their eyes. Thanks Munira Chendvankar for sharing this gem of a video with us!

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