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LSR plans special resource centre for disabled students

india Updated: Jun 24, 2013 23:54 IST
Aakansha Bisht

Lady Shri Ram College for Women is coming up with a resource centre for its disabled students as part of its equal-opportunity centre, Swavalamban.

"It is a state-of-the-art facility equipped with latest assistive technology aimed at promoting self-reliance and independence among disabled students. The resource centre is endowed with a braille embosser, screen reading software, lex-cam scanner, book scanner, DAISY recorders as well as 10 computer systems with OCR software in both English and Hindi," said Kanika Khandelwal, the college's media coordinator.

The resource centre will be fully functional from the upcoming academic year.

"LSR has the highest intake of disabled students and we do our utmost to ensure their academic, economic and cultural development," said Khandelwal.

Last year, LSR had 12 visually impaired students and the college held computer literacy workshops, personality development seminars and other self-help programmes for their benefit.

The equal-opportunity centre, Swavalamban, was initiated in 2007 and primarily supports blind students through training in JAWS and SAFA. Apart from computer skills, this centre also imparts entrepreneurial skills through interactive workshops on chocolate making, art and craft and candle-making.

The college also provides scholarships to deserving students and conducts training programmes, workshops and field trips.