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Stress on right ambience for differently abled pupils

Participants using specialised computer software at a programme on ‘Computer applications and essential tools for visually challenged school students’ at Loyola College, Chennai, on Wednesday. Photo: S. Thanthoni

Participants using specialised computer software at a programme on ‘Computer applications and essential tools for visually challenged school students’ at Loyola College, Chennai, on Wednesday. Photo: S. Thanthoni  

It is essential to provide differently-abled students adequate occupational and career development skills by providing the right kind of learning environment, said Krishna Chandra, Deputy Director of Employment, Union Ministry of Labour and Employment.

Mr.Chandra was speaking here on Wednesday at the inauguration of a month long summer training programme on ‘Computer applications and essential tools for visually challenged school students' organised by the Resource Centre for Disability Service of Loyola College.

He said that efforts must be made to tap into the vast array of productivity tools available to train differently-abled students. “Providing training specifically suited to the requirements of the job market is essential for such students.”

Bhoomadevi Rajan, Rehabilitation Officer, Vocational Rehabilitation Centre of the Ministry, said “Any job these days requires a minimum knowledge of computers and software applications. Earlier, visually challenged students used to get employed as telephone operators. But now there are opportunities in voice based BPOs. The job market has completely changed and technology must be used in educational institutions as a linking factor.”

A second batch will start on April 30. For details, 28178200 or 28178340.

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