Odisha Braille press fails students

first_imgDue to lack of manpower, the only Braille press of Odisha situated in Berhampur has not been able to print textbooks for class VIII students since 2016. As a result, visually impaired students in different schools have suffered. Principal of the ‘Red Cross School for the Blind’ in Berhampur, Nabin Chandra Satpathy said their students had to toil more because Braille books were not available.Textbooks for class VIII had been changed from 2016-17. “We could manage to get the English textbooks typed in Braille by a social organisation in Bhubaneswar. But for other textbooks that are in Odia, students were asked to write them down in Braille. Teachers had to put in extra effort to make students understand the changes in course,” said Mr. Satpathy.The situation is the same in more than 60 such schools in Odisha.last_img

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