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International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research (ISSN 2347-4289)
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International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research  
International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research

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ISSN 2347-4289



Analytical Study To Explore The Facts Of The Significant Teaching Pedagogy Of The Visually Impaired Using ICT

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AUTHOR(S)

Vidhya Rao, Dr. Durga Surekha

 

KEYWORDS

Keywords : ICT (Information and Communication Technology), visually impaired learners.

 

ABSTRACT

ABSTRACT: With the augmentation of the internet, ICT has seen exponential growth in the coming years and will continue to do so. Over the years, the numbers of universities and colleges offering online courses have been dramatically increasing. ICT comprises all forms of electronically supported learning and teaching. The interactive tools for communication in ICT give the sighted learners as well as visually impaired learners’ flexibility in terms of easy accessibility to learning, learning at their own pace, anytime anywhere learning environment. In view of the issues, the paper focuses about the study of the methods and practices of teaching the visually challenged people and how ICT (Information and Communication Technology) can be used to provide higher education for the visually challenged learners. It reveals information about the available software tools and resources that let learners with sight and without sight to team up to see, hear – and now also feel – what is on the computer screen. It also emphasizes on scenarios which demonstrate the effective use of ICT for the visually impaired learners. The use of technology can help them in activities like newspaper reading, creative writing, making resumes, presentations, participating in select college events thereby highlighting each one’s abilities. Also, the study points out how the visually impaired learners could be groomed to take mock interviews and making them corporate ready. It reveals information about the available software tools and resources that let learners with sight and without sight to team up to see, hear – and now also feel – what is on the computer screen. The visually challenged learners do have aspirations. There is a huge talent pool of PWDs which is untapped yet. However, even in this digital era, there has been little done for learners with low vision or no vision.The visually impaired learners too require the same learning opportunities as the sighted learners because they too live and have to work and earn within the same environment. So there is a need to boost and encourage learning for the visually impaired learners so that these learners can lead an independent life. A minute supportive change to this neglected section of a society could make a lot of difference and improve their standard of living. The day when companies fully support this community, there will be increased productivity. The use of ICT aims at making a better future for the visually challenged learners. The study presently states the pedagogy of the visually impaired learners of any age.

 

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