Digital educational resources for children with disabilities

INN/Delhi, @Infodeaofficial

The Guidelines for the Development of e-Content for Children with Disabilities” for producing digital resources for Children with Disabilities students have been issued on 8th June 2021 which can be seen at

The guidelines have recommended the following:

  • Accessible Digital Textbooks based on UDL Principles to meet learning needs of all learners
  • Sign language videos for deaf learners, and
  • Supplementary e-content -This includes other forms of e-content, excluding 1 and 2 above.
    Education Ministry Issues Guidelines For Digital Educational Resources For  Children With Disabilities

A prime focus has been given on the skills relating to personal adequacy in daily living as it will benefit them in improving/developing communication and language, literacy and simple arithmetic skills, self-awareness, including needs and emotions of oneself and others, self-discipline and appropriate social conduct, awareness about physical and social environment, psycho-motor coordination, cognitive functions, vocational/employment related skills, development of interest/hobby areas etc.

PM eVIDYAprogramme, a comprehensive initiative as a part of the AtmaNirbhar Bharat Program, which unifies efforts related to digital/on-air education to enable coherent multi-mode access to education launched on 17th May 2020 envisages development of special e-content for visually and hearing impaired students, along with extensive use of radio, community radio and podcasts and the uploading of QR coded energized digital textbook for grades 1 to 12 on DIKSHA portal. A separate DTH channel is also specifically being operated for hearing impaired students in ISL.

This information was given by the Union Minister of Education, Shr iDharmendra Pradhan in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

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