Posts tagged ‘criteria’

April 20, 2017

Fewer Blind in India

by duncanr

the number of blind folk in India has been substantially cut – not by any great medical advance but by a change in the way they are counted

India previously classified a person as ‘legally blind’ if they were unable to see the number of fingers held up by a hand 6 metres away, rather than the 3 metre distance used by other countries

by dropping the 6 metre and adopting the more stringent 3 metre rule, the number of ‘legally blind’ in India has fallen by around 4 million and the country does not now compare so unfavourably with the rest of the world – http://tinyurl.com/mpeuam4

of course, India could reduce the number of legally blind in the country still further and . . .

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