The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked the universities and colleges to provide educational resources accessible to visually challenged students. The commission, which regulates higher education in the country has advised that all universities should adopt suitable educational resources including Braille-print books, large print books, tactile books, and audio books and adopt other assistive devices to meet the needs of visual impairments 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.
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. The registration date for Pariksha Pe Charcha 2022 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.