Campuses become disabled-friendly in many colleges
Jasleen Kaur | June 23, 2010
Tactile paths, ramps, lifts, washrooms, parking space, signage and computers equipped with special software. These are some of the disabled friendly measures adopted by various colleges in the Delhi University in the recent past.
According to the last audit report of colleges available with the Equal Opportunity Cell (EQC) of DU, many colleges like Daulat Ram, Hansraj, LSR, JMC, Maitrey and Janki Devi Memorial College have the best facilities for students with disability, and many others colleges continue to do good work.
Lady Sriram College, which has the largest number of disabled students, has been assessed as one of the best among the lots. Apart from the regular facilities available the college also has computers equipped with special speaking software, Jaws through which a student can speak and the computer types it for her.
Miranda too has such software apart from other facilities. Pratibha Jolly, principal of Miranda college says, "There is a new hostel being built in the college which will have a special wing dedicated for students with disability with all the facilities. The college also provides 15 scholarships for these students, two fellowship of Rs. 10,000 each and rest of Rs 5000 each. We want students to come forward."
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