Mysore district in-charge Minister S.A. Ramdas on Tuesday said the State government was considering bringing out audio textbooks to help the visually impaired students pursue higher education.

Speaking at the inauguration of a programme held to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities by the district administration and other departments at the Dasara Exhibition Grounds here, Mr. Ramdas said persons with disabilities would get housing on priority from the Mysore City Corporation under a new housing scheme, which will be announced on January 15. MLA and the former Minister Tanveer Sait urged the State government to release Rs. 10 crore for the revival of the Braille printing press on the premises for the School for the Speech and Hearing Impaired at Tilak Nagar here, and for the purchase of computers and other necessary equipment. So far, Rs. 10 lakh had been released to the press from his area development fund. Cultural programmes were presented by visually impaired students. Tricycles, Braille watches and hearing aids were distributed. The 2013 Braille calendar was released.

  • ‘Persons with disabilities to get housing on priority under new scheme’

  • Government urged to sanction Rs. 10 crore for the revival of Braille printing press