AICTE's New Initiative: Engineering and Management Books in Braille and Digital Formats
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AICTE's New Initiative: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has directed technical colleges to provide Braille, audio, and digital textbooks for visually impaired students in Indian languages free of cost.
AICTE's Initiative: Braille and Digital Books for Special Students
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has directed technical colleges to prepare books in Braille, digital, audio, and large print formats as part of their curriculum for visually impaired students.
Special students at engineering and management colleges will no longer face any problems in their studies. The AICTE has instructed technical colleges to provide books in Braille, audio, and digital formats to visually impaired students. Technical colleges are also required to report their compliance to the AICTE.
According to a senior official of the AICTE, visually impaired students in technical colleges should receive course materials on par with their peers. Therefore, all technical colleges have been requested to provide books for visually impaired students.
Under the curriculum, technical colleges can use any course material already available in Braille, audio, large print, or other formats. They should collect such course material and make it available to students. Additionally, teachers should be trained to help special students in their studies.
Books in Indian Languages
The AICTE is planning to provide books in Indian languages to visually impaired students, similar to the books provided to other students in its technical colleges. This initiative aims to provide equal opportunities for education to all students at technical colleges. Engineering books will be available first in Indian languages for blind students.
Books to be Available for Free
The AICTE has also stated in a letter to technical colleges that books will be provided to visually impaired students free of cost. If technical colleges get books prepared in Braille, audio, or digital formats based on the curriculum, they should request that the publisher print them free of charge so that teachers and such special students can benefit the most.
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