CBSE to allow better facilities and visual aids for disabled kids from 2020


New Delhi: Central Board of Secondary Education has released notification in favor of visually challenged children. As per it, visually impaired candidates will be allowed to use magnifying glasses and portable video magnifier during exams. Other then this the question the paper will also consist up of being an alternative type of questions, that will be provided in lieu of large-font question papers so that they can able to read and understand the questions properly.

The CBSE has directed schools to ensure disabled friendly premises by 2020. By then CBSE affiliated schools are required to maintain disabled friendly hostels, libraries, and laboratories so that persons with disability can enjoy easy access to them. Schools are also directed not to deny admission to students affected by disability requiring special needs in mainstream education. Students who are physically or mentally handicapped can submit government certified medical certificate for any specific disability as listed by CBSE. Moreover, CBSE will supervise the enrollment of disabled children and if the required board can provide support to those children through assistive devices and trained teachers.

CBSE has also released notification regarding the list of agencies and organizations that are authorized to grant a medical certification for any specific disability that include the chief medical officer/ civil surgeon/ medical superintendent of government hospitals under the control of either central or state governments, recognized institutes of national level such as National Association for the Blind and Spastic Society of India, and non-governmental organizations/ practitioners registered with Rehabilitation Council of India, Center, or government of the respective states. (INDIAONLINE)

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