Awareness programme about rights of differently-abled organised at KU south campus

Awareness programme about rights of differently-abled organised at KU south campus
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Junaid Dar

Anantnag: A daylong event was organized by Kashmir University’s south campus in collaboration with Humanity welfare Organization helpline Bijbehara, an NGO focusing on differently able persons on Friday at university campus auditorium.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman of HWOHB Javed Ahmad Tak said that higher educational institutes should be developed to facilitate movement of disabled persons. “The accessible websites and soft books should be made available for students with disabilities so that they could seek education in an inclusive setup without any discrimination, “he said. “Architectural barriers should be removed in classrooms and libraries, availability of sign language interpretation facilities should be made possible where people with hearing and speech disability could be included” he added.
The programme also marked a performance by differently able students and was appreciated by the audience.
The tried to invite the attention of audience towards the challenges faced by differently able.
Interacting with the audience present in the programme, Tariq Bashir an Assistant Professor from GDC Utrusoo who is a differently able gave a detailed summary about the difficulties faced by persons with blindness and stressed that new technologies should be introduced in the education system to ensure equal participation of the blind people in educational institutions.
Thanking all the guests present in the programme Director South campus Kashmir University assured that university will play an active role in removing barriers and creating new avenues for the disabled students and promised for the differently-abled friendly campus soon.
Director south campus announced to establish a special cell which will cater to the differently abled students.