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Higher secondary education made accessible for visually impaired in Kerala

The general education department of Kerala has given orders to follow certain rules to admit visually impaired students in the state's higher secondary and vocational higher secondary schools.

The order has details of the admission process to be followed for visually impaired students. The school officials have been asked to make Braille textbooks and audio textbooks available for visually impaired students.

During practical exams, modern technology must be used by the schools for the blind students. Like lab assistant or resource teacher has to be present and practical exam must be held in 'multiple choice question' format.

The order also states that scribes allowed for visually impaired students shouldn't be their relatives. Also, all higher secondary teachers must be given training on inclusive education.

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