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Specially abled student denied writer

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 11:43 -- geeta.nair

Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, October 10

Differently abled students in the district have alleged harassment by various school administrations who are not allowing them to appear for their compartment exams. While a Class X student on Tuesday was disallowed from taking his writer inside the exam centre, differently abled activists expressed concerns that the same might be repeated with other students, some of whom are visually impaired who won’t be able to write their exams.

150 blind students provided free laptops

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 11:09 -- geeta.nair

Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SSEPD) Minister Prafulla Samal distributed 150 laptops to blind students pursuing higher education at a special event held at the NCSCDA here on Wednesday.

Department Secretary Niten Chandra, Director Susanta Mohapatra and NCSCDA Assistant Director Ram Kishor Sharma graced as guests.

Stating that laptops with JAWS software were distributed to students, the Minister said the amount was enhanced from Rs 50 lakh to Rs 2 crore per annum from this year to provide free laptops to 250 such beneficiaries.

Visually impaired learners to get Braille books, finally

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 10:34 -- geeta.nair

After years of neglect, visually impaired students will soon have full access to the required learning materials to succeed at school if national and provincial education departments adhere to an out-of-court settlement reached last week.

The government agreed that every learner is entitled to receive a textbook for each subject at the beginning of the school year. It will conduct an audit on the need for Braille textbooks and begin the process of producing and delivering study materials.

Fill up teaching vacancies in school for visually impaired: High Court to AAP govt

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 11:15 -- geeta.nair

The Delhi High Court has directed the AAP government to “forthwith” appoint 10 contract teachers to vacant posts in a school here for visually impaired boys and provide the students with “assistive devices” like audio recorders to help them study.

The direction by a bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao came on a PIL claiming there was 50 per cent vacancy of teaching staff in the school and that its building, which also had hostel facilities, was in a poor condition.

Visually-impaired NEET aspirant’s plea admitted

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 11:06 -- geeta.nair

MADURAI: The Madras High Court Bench at Madurai allowed a petition filed by a partially-visually impaired medical aspirant seeking medical seat after he was rejected owing to a disability certificate which declared him 90 percent impaired.

Allowing the plea, Justice V Parthiban cited the  Right to Persons with Disabilities Act, 2018 which ensures reservation for the differently abled persons and directed the Secretary of Selection Committee to allot a seat to the aspirant.


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