Himachal Pradesh University will soon become accessible for disabled students

The Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) claims that it is all set to become the first disabled-friendly university in north India.

As per the Disability Affairs Office at the HPU, work has started in this regard.

The university will spend Rs 40 lakh for setting up the facilities for disabled students.

These will include a separate library section for disabled students. The library will get 13 computers with talking software and a fully accessible web portal.

Toilets across various departments will be made accessible. New ramps will also be added around the campus.

Currently there are more than 50 disabled students studying in the HPU. Of these, 12 are visually impaired.

The Rashtriya Uchchattar Shiksha Abhiyan has also contributed funds for the provision of computers, software, e-books, wheelchairs, and equipment for disabled students.

HPU will also run a sensitization programme to make the staff aware about various disabilities.

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