Author: Srinivasu Chakravarthula

  • Talking OxiMeter is now available in India

    Due to unprecedented Carona Virus (COVID-19) situation, one of the gadgets that one should have is an OxiMeter to track oxygen levels. Are those OxiMeters available in the market accessible to people with vision impairment? Not really, then how would they be able to monitor their oxygen levels independently? Good news! Saketek Foundation has just…

  • Karnataka: if you are in quarantine, don’t move your mobile phone

    Firstly, let me express deep sense of appreciation to officials of Karnataka Government for monitoring people in quarantine to ensure safety of community. They have a mechanism to reach out via an interactive automated voice call, they have a doctor call person and then an employee from BBMP (Bangalore Bruhat Maha Palika) or local panchayat.…

  • Upcoming live talk: Career in the area of Accessibility – getting started!

    While whole world is experiencing unprecedented situation, it has also grown the use of technology to a great extent specially in the area of education. All learnings are now gone digital. Even schools are sending pre-recorded videos for primary class children; live virtual classes are being organiszed for grown-up children. Several training programs and events…

  • Recent travel experience

    To help my mother-in-law, I have recently travelled to Hyderabad from Bangalore. This is my first travel during this COVID 19 situation. Good news due to COVID 19 measures is that we no longer have to print boarding pass. Travellers can do a web check-in and carry electronic boarding pass on their mobile device. Not…

  • Tips for effective sleep

    It’s essential that we sleep at least for 7 hours a night and an hour during day. A lot of people complaint that they they do not get sleep. Here are some tips that I have learnt from various spiritual speeches. Leave gadgets includeing mobile phone 30 minutes before going to bed. Go to bed…

  • #TTDProperty – no bloody fellow has right to sell!

    I never prefer to use abusive words but incidents that are taking place in Andhra Pradesh. There is news about sale of TTD Property to raise money. These properties are not allotted by any government but have donated by devotees to expand better facilities so that more devotees could visit Tirumala. Hence no government or…

  • #NothingWithoutUs – a campaign to ensure inclusion of people with disabilities

    This years Global Accessibility Awareness Day has more significance than ever before due to changing times of unprecedented COVID-19 situation. Due to COVID-19 almost everything has gone digital except eating food or taking bath! All events – may it be corporate events, may it be social events, may it be GAAD events, all are happening…

  • Greetings on the auspecious occasion of Shri. Hanuman Jayanthi

    Lord Shri. Hanuman is known as strong devotee of Lord Shri. Rama. Shri. Hanuman is known for obedience, commitment to what he would want to do. What we need to learn from Shri. Hanuman is that there will be obstacles for every journey of life; whichever task we do, there will be some obstacle or…

  • Virtul classes are more inclusive… while in-person teaching is the best!

    Due to unprecedented situation of COVID-19, as every businesses have moved to virtual mode, even schools have started imparting education through virtual classes. While virtual learning is some normal in a few countries like, it’s not really an usual thing in India. However, some schools have worked with their teams and ventured into virtual classes.…

  • Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) 2020 – virtual this time!

    Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) 2020 – virtual this time!

    May is one of my favorite months of the year. It’s month to celebrate what I work everyday. Third Thursday of May is observed as Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Since 2011, it has become a global momentum and various activities take place across the world; some are small, some are big, some are in-person and…