Production of accessible reading materials for the students with print disability of class VI-Class-X through DAISY standard
According to the WHO finding, 15% people are persons with disability and approximately four million people are visually impaired in Bangladesh.With the help of A2i, “YPSA” has already made digital education materials from class I to class five. This project of creating visually impaired education materials from sixth grade to 10th class in a series of continuation.
Visually handicapped people now start studying at the university, but they do not have adequate education material. The wider group of print-disabled students is concentrated within the poorest sections of society often in rural areas. At this level access to information about rights, health and disaster management are key but are currently outside of the reach of people without basic literacy. Currently there are UISC (Union Information Service Center) and community multimedia centers to provide information on a local level and to provide access to technology to local people especially the print disable and information disadvantaged groups.
Besides, 48 percent of the people in Bangladesh who cannot read, they are unable to read print letters. With the help of information and communication technology, these illiterate people and vision seekers are given digitized information and educational materials worldwide. Which is creating a situation of equality for them, for the visually impaired and less-visually impaired students, special facilities have been provided in some public and private sector schools. Among them, there are 64 specialized schools for the disabled and five special schools, as well as 64 schools that coordinate with other people with disabilities. The government is giving full syllabus Braille books to the primary but when students go to secondary and higher secondary, it is very limited. At the University level, there is no telling what is absolutely not. In this project of A2i Service Innovation Fund, digital education materials will be prepared with e-books for students from classes VI to class 10. One step is taken by the disabled in reading the visually impaired and printable characters.