Dehradun: They may not be able to see, but they have the gift-of-the-gab. And they may soon bring you all the gossip, fun and music on your radio sets.
For a set of visually impaired people, the vision of life goes much beyond just being able to see as they gear up for a career in ‘Radio Jockeying´, thanks to a course by National Institute for Visually Handicapped (NIVH).
“With the mushrooming growth of FM radios across the country, opportunities for blind people have increased,” said Anuradha Mohit, the Director of NIVH, who is also blind.
“These people can also work as radio jockeys and in broadcasting networks for which the centre will start a broad-based course. Already the Chennai centre of NIVH is providing a short-term course for enhancing RJ skills”, she said.
A similar course would commence here shortly which is expected to train over 100 people, she said. Besides, NIVH is also planning to set up a new radio station. Whether it will be an FM radio station or a community radio station will depend upon under which category it will get the license.