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Kerala will be India's 1st state to supply Braille textbooks to blind students

In a much welcomed step, Kerala's Education Minister C. Ravindranath has said that Braille textbooks for blind and visually-impaired students will be distributed from the academic year of 2018. This will make Kerala India's first state to supply Braille textbooks in schools.

Schools to promote greater inclusion

The minister also said that there will be changes in the teaching methods to bring disabled students into the mainstream. Schools will be made high-tech to enable deaf and hearing-impaired children to gain knowledge through images and representations.

Facilities will also be improved in the high school, higher secondary and vocational higher secondary sections of the Government Vocational Higher Secondary School for the Deaf in Jagathy to achieve this aim.

He said that local self-government institutions, teaching and non-teaching staff, and parents must join hands to enable disabled students to overcome their difficulties.

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