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Students to share the 'black' world

Written by: Staff

Kolkata, Apr 19 (UNI) All you need to do is close your eyes and enter the enlightened world of darkness, as the letters unfold knowledge unfelt before.

Teaching braille to college and university students, who are not visually challenged, is how awareness will be created through Braille literacy programmes in West Bengal.

A city based NGO for the blind, the Society for Welfare of the Blind, has created an innovative programme called 'Brail Literacy For All'.

The programme will create awareness about the visually challeged people, hurdles faced by them and scripts they read, in various colleges and universities in the state.

Secretary of the organisation Biswajit Ghosh told UNI that common people do not have any clear idea about the visually challeged.

''We want to bring them to the mainstream of the society. So that they can study in colleges and universities like other normal students,'' he added.

Several such campaigns have already started in Jadavpur University and a few local colleges.

''Teaching brail to students will help us to get volunteers from the colleges who will be able to teach the blind in NGOs, blind schools and even at the individual level,'' he added.

Regular workshops, documentary film shows, lectures would be organised in the campuses and CDs would be distributed.


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