Visually-challenged students familiarised with audio books

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Visually-challenged students familiarised with audio books

Monday, 05 April 2021 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

Teachers and students from special schools across the State were familiarised with audio books in different subjects during a special orientation organised at Odisha Association of Blind here on Sunday.

More than 1,500 visually-challenged students from 21 inclusive schools in State would be benefitted from programme, informed organisers.“Visually-challenged students have always been facing academic challenges. However, pandemic had made situation even worse,especially for students in senior classes who were preparing forexaminations. These books will help resolve their problems to a greatextent,” said bureaucrat Sanyas Behera.

As many as 70 audio books on different subjects for Classes-VIII tograduation were distributed at event held by VIEWS with support of Germany-based Deutsches Katholisches Blindenwerk e.

President awardee Tapas Mohanty, an expert in inclusive education andthe resource person on orientation, explained teachers on howto accessaudio books effectively. The students were also provided a special orientation on ParikshaDarpan, an examination guide for Class-X students.  “It is wonderful to see how technology has come to aid of these students during these uncertain times. These books will be a huge helpfor many of them to prepare for upcoming board examination scheduled on May 3,” informed Sasmita Swain, a teacher.

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