Dipali, a student of Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, comes across as a regular student, except that being visually-impaired, she has to constantly depend on help while studying and writing her exams.
In the second year, Dipali’s wish to rely less on people came true, thanks to a mobile application that translated the text of her books into audio files. It should then come as no surprise that for children with disabilities, finding an inclusive school is difficult. The available stats pronounce the grim realities of the situation.
From the 2011 census that, of the total 78 lakh children with disabilities aged between 5 and 19, only 61 per cent join an educational institution and that 12 per cent of children with disabilities studying in schools or colleges drop out, as reports from ‘The Hindu’.