decided to prepare a policy document concerning interventions required for the visually impaired, to be circulated in the public domain, and for implementation.
In addition, the VC promised the students that University will take all the desired initiatives to improve the learning techniques in the times of difficulty faced by thousands of visually impaired students of the University. The University has more than 30000 students who are visually impaired.
The University has been reaching out to such students through various initiatives. “Based on the feedback regarding the challenges being faced by them, particularly the visually impaired, it was decided to organize a focused webinar on various problems being faced by such students during the present unprecedented crisis,” the university informed.
The VC promised to the visually impaired students and faculty members that the University will try to take initiative and best efforts to ensure that difficulties being faced by them with respect to academic and other issues due to change in content-delivery methods are addressed with utmost sensitivity and commitment. He said that “there is no problem which cannot be overcome with proper support and accessibility” and added that the University has a commitment to be more considerate towards its vulnerable segments of students.
The webinar was basically focused issues such like the changing environments and innovative approaches: challenges & solutions in the context of the visually impaired, alternative modes of communication, teaching-learning strategies during the present times, assistive technology & access to e-resources, specific challenges of the visually impaired at the undergraduate level, the initiatives of the Covid-19 taskforce, medico-psychological aspects of Covid-19, etc.