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CBSE gives permission to allow visual aids for disabled students

CBSE gives permission to allow visual aids for disabled students: Details, Aim, Highlights

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has given it permission to allow students to use magnifying glasses and portable video magnifiers during the Class 10th final examination, from 2020.

The CBSE, while notifying the exemption stated that alternative-type questions will be provided in lieu of questions having visual inputs for visually impaired candidates in social science. 

Under the new order, CBSE students will be allowed to use magnifying glasses or portable video magnifiers, in lieu of large-font question papers, with effect from 2020.

The CBSE affiliated schools have also been directed to ensure that premises are disabled friendly by 2020 with all the educational institutions, including hostels, libraries, and laboratories to have barrier-free access. 

The CBSE schools have also been directed not to deny admission to children with special needs in mainstream education.

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

Formation: 3 November 1962 (56 years ago)

Headquarters: New Delhi, India

Medium: Hindi, English

Parent Organization: Ministry of Human Resource Development


 

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