More visually impaired children going to schools in India
An all India survey has shown a 17.36% rise in enrollment of visually impaired children in schools between 2002 and 2009.
Maharashtra had the highest number, followed by Kerala. Visually impaired accounted for nearly 30% of students with disabilities
In 2002, there were 2.07 lakh students with visual impairment in schools. From 2002 to 2009, the number rose by 36,031.
The survey also showed that only 21.11% of schools follow inclusive education. The number of teachers, who had received training of at least two weeks in inclusive education was also poor.