UGC asks all universities to provide assistive devices to visually challenged students

UGC asks all universities to provide Braille-print books and other assistive devices such as audio books to visually challenged students.

UGC asks all universities to provide assistive devices to visually challenged students UGC asks all universities to provide Braille-print books to visually challenged students (Source: Shutterstock)
Anu Parthiban | Jan 21, 2022 - 11:02 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked universities to provide educational resources accessible to visually challenged students. The UGC asked all universities to develop and adopt Braille-print books, large print books, tactile books, audiobooks and such other assistive devices for equitable access to the curriculum.

In the latest notice, the UGC said, “It is advised that all universities should develop/adopt suitable educational resources like Braille-print books, large print books, tactile books, audio books and such other assistive devices which better meet the needs of visual impairments for equitable access to the curriculum.

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Requesting to take action, the UGC further said, “Such educational resources, as far as possible, should be uploaded on the website of the university also and made freely available.”

The UGC recently asked all institutions to promote and prepare for Pariksha Pe Charcha 2022, an interactive programme by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with students, scheduled in February.

Pariksha Pe Charcha 2022 registration date has been extended till January 27. Interested students of Classes 9 to 12, parents and teachers can apply for PPC 2022 on the website, mygov.in.


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