Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/ncpedp/public_html/dnis.org/Connections/connect.php on line 15
Resource id #3 I.C.T. to enable inclusive education in schools - Volume 6 Issue 5: Disability News and Information Service for India

News

Volume 6 Issue 5 - August 15, 2009

I.C.T. to enable inclusive education in schools

D.N.I.S. News Network, India: The Ministry of Human Resource Development has come up with a draft National Policy on Information and Communication Technology in Education which also includes needs of children with disability.

The policy states I.C.T. will help enable schools to achieve inclusive education. Softwares like screen readers, Braille printers will be part of the I.C.T. infrastructure of all schools. In case of non-availability of resources, web based repositories will bridge this gap. Digital content and resources for students with disabilities, talking books, etc. will be developed and used. Teachers would also be trained to understand the needs of students with disabilities.

The sector, apparently, has not been consulted on it. Radhika Alkazi, Managing Trustee and Director, A.A.S.T.H.A. and G. Syamala, Executive Director, Aadi were not even aware of the policy. As was Vandana Bedi, Consultant, Disability and Development.

“I have not been able to go through it till now. But from the looks of it, it seems to be a positive step,” Bedi said.

Click here to read the Draft National Policy on I.C.T. in School Education (PDF – 262 KB) (PDF file that opens in a new window) .

Logo of Disability News and Information Service (DNIS)

N.C.P.E.D.P. Logo (External Website) DNIS is produced and managed by:
National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People

Screening Guidelines to be followed by CISF Security Staff for Passengers with Disabilities at Indian Airports


Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill


Mental Health Care Bill


CRPD Monitoring Report


National Policy


20 Stories of Change(book)



Press Release




Features

Interview

News

Additional Links


Disability News and Information Service is produced and managed by:

N.C.P.E.D.P. Logo
National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (External Website)

C-43, South Extension, Part - II,
New Delhi 110 049, India
Tel: 91-11-26265647, 26265648
Fax: 91-11-26265649
E-mail: secretariat@ncpedp.org
Website: www.ncpedp.org (External Website)