02-18-2015, 07:28 PM
Delhi University helps students visually challenged with "mobility and accessibility" kits, which include smart canes and DAISY players. This would help students to move around smoothly on campus.
"YOU have joined hands with social justice and empowerment to provide mobility and accessibility kits to varsity in visually challenged students," said Anil Aneja, officer on special duty at DU equality cell (EOC).
"Kit will consist of smart canes and DAISY players. While smart canes will help students have trouble mobility on campus, DAISY players will make their studies easier," he said.
The services of the National Institute for the Visually Handicapped (NIVH), Dehradun, was roped off authorities in Delhi University.
"While funds initiative issued by the Ministry, the contents of the package developed by NIVH. There is also a plan to take special tablets designed for the visually challenged in sets, but it will be prepared in the second phase," said Aneja.
Each kit costs around Rs 11,000.
While canes carries the ability to provide vibration warnings to students when the cleaning process within a specific area, the DAISY player, which is a book-reading machine, could help them to comfortably go through texts.
"If the distribution of these packages will start at the end of this month, from the upcoming session, we plan that kits are delivered to students during the school year orientation program," added Aneja.
Students will not be bound to back ideas to varsity when sharing out, he said.
YOU had previously installed a special technology that can scan books and transcribe text to speech in all libraries, a move that varsity claims is a first-of-its-kind initiative visually challenged students of an Indian university.
The technology installed last year is known as "Inclusive Print Access Project" and is a combination of software that has been imported from abroad for the needs of students visually challenged.
YOU equal opportunity cell was established in 2006 to meet the needs and problems related to the disabled, SC / ST, OBC and minority students.
DU provides a 5 percent relaxation in criteria for different-abled students.
Braille library and an audio book primarly facilities include introduced by the university for its different-abled students.