Education Ministry Issues Guidelines For Digital Educational Resources For Children With Disabilities
New Delhi, July 29 (TNA) The union government has issued detailed guidelines for development of e-content for children with disabilities, union minister for education, Dharmendra Pradhan said on Thursday. These instructions have been issued for "producing digital resources for Children with Disabilities students have been issued on 8th June 2021which can be seen at https://www.education.gov.in/sites/upload_files/mhrd/files/CWSN_E-Content_guidelines.pdf" he further informed
The guidelines have recommended accessible digital textbooks based on UDL principles to meet learning needs of all learners, sign language videos for deaf learners, and supplementary e-content which includes other forms of e-content.
An official of the ministry informed that prime focus has been given on the skills relating to personal adequacy in daily living as it will benefit them in improving/developing communication and language, literacy and simple arithmetic skills, self-awareness, including needs and emotions of oneself and others, self-discipline and appropriate social conduct, awareness about physical and social environment, psycho-motor coordination, cognitive functions, vocational/employment related skills, development of interest/hobby areas etc.
PM's eVIDYAprogramme, a comprehensive initiative as a part of the AtmaNirbhar Bharat Program, which unifies efforts related to digital/on-air education to enable coherent multi-mode access to education launched on May 17, last year envisages development of special e-content for visually and hearing impaired students, along with extensive use of radio, community radio and podcasts and the uploading of QR coded energized digital textbook for grades 1 to 12 on DIKSHA portal, it was informed.