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NEW DELHI: The Centre has allowed door-to-door inoculation for people with disability, special ne

  1. NEW DELHI: The Centre has allowed door-to-door inoculation for people with disability, special needs or any physical challenges that may be impeding accessibility to Covid vaccination centres.
    The Centre has asked states and UTs to facilitate vaccination for such people at home under supervision. Special needs will include persons who are bed-ridden or with restricted mobility. “We have written to all states on September 22. This is to ensure equitable citizen-centric approach to vaccination. Any person willing to get vaccinated and who cannot travel to the vaccination centre, we have made this arrangement for them,” health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said on Thursday.
    “Customised citizen-friendly interventions like near-to-home Covid vaccination centres (NHCVCs) for elderly and differently-abled citizens were Students with hearing disabilities can access NCERT lessons online (Accessibility) dtd 24.9.2021


NEW DELHI: Students with hearing disabilities studying in classes 1 to 5 can now hope for a more inclusive education as they will able to study the National Council for Education Research and Training (NCERT) textbooks digitally in the Indian Sign Language.
Textbooks for classes 6 to 8 are expected to be converted to ISL over the next one year and also be available as a free resource by December 2022. These measures are in keeping with the National Education Policy 2020 which states that Indian Sign Language (ISL) must be standardised across the country, and national and state curriculum materials developed, for use by students with hearing impairment.
Spread over 490 modules, the class 1 -5 textbooks in digital format prepared by Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre and NCERT, have been uploaded on the Diksha (Digital Infrastructure for Knowledge Sharing) portal. The portal as per government estimates is accessed by five crore students and teachers daily. The material will also be disseminated through PM e-Vidya DTH TV channels.