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Author Imam, Syed Nehal
Source Inflibnet's Institutional Repository
Content type Text
Publisher INFLIBNET Centre
File Format PDF
Language English
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.
ISBN 9789381232033
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article