|Author||Imam, Syed Nehal|
|Source||Inflibnet's Institutional Repository|
|Subject Domain (in DDC)||Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science ♦ Library & information sciences|
|Subject Keyword||Assistive Technology ♦ Disabled Person ♦ RATE Services ♦ ISLRTC ♦ NCDS|
|Abstract||Recent years have witnessed an increase in number of disabled persons entering into the academic institutions including Universities. These special users require special attention because they constitute a large portion of our population who are trying to move into the mainstream of our society. Considering the needs of the disables, the academic libraries need to be equipped with different types of Assistive Technologies (AT), so that this underprivileged community can be empowered to become self reliant. Assistive Technologies used by differently abled people facilitates greater equity in the social, academic and economic public spheres. Author has tried to share some of the key advancements in assistive technologies as well as IGNOU library efforts towards empowering the disabled students to excel in educational environment. Assistive technology is not a need but in current scenario it has become the right for disables.|
|Education Level||UG and PG|
|Learning Resource Type||Article|
Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) under its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT) has initiated the National Digital Library of India (NDLI) project to develop a framework of virtual repository of learning resources with a single-window search facility. Filtered and federated searching is employed to facilitate focused searching so that learners can find out the right resource with least effort and in minimum time. NDLI is designed to hold content of any language and provides interface support for leading vernacular languages, (currently Hindi, Bengali and 9 other languages are available). It is designed to provide support for all academic levels including researchers and life-long learners, all disciplines, all popular forms of access devices and differently-abled learners. It is being developed to help students to prepare for entrance and competitive examinations, to enable people to learn and prepare from best practices from all over the world and to facilitate researchers to perform inter-linked exploration from multiple sources. It is being developed at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.
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