Self-Learning Instructional Material for Visually Challenged Students

Self-Learning Instructional Material for Visually Challenged Students

Visually challenged students and their Maths teachers have a reason to cheer. Students of a city – based women’s college have come out with a course book in Tamil to ease the problem of teaching Mathematics

A course book for visually challenged Std X students is set

A self-learning instructional material, the book is for Std X State Board students. “About 500 visually challenged students attend the public exam in the State every year and this book would be of great help to them,” says one among the 30 second year MSc Mathematics students of PSGR Krishnammal College for Women here who prepared the book.

They took up this project as part of their Community Oriented Program.

A spiral-bound version of the book was handed over to the Cheran Region Christian Society (CRCS) for Disabled Children on Saturday.

The society would convert the matter into Braille format and distribute it to the visually challenged children free of cost.

The book would be field-tested before its release in June 2008.

The book has answers for exercises and model sums of eleven chapters of the tenth syllabus. Besides, it has illustrations for each and every step.

However, H Samson, president of the society, says visually challenged students need such course books for other subjects

N Yeshodha Devi, Principal of the college, told TNIE that the students are encouraged to formulate innovative ideas under the Community Oriented Programme.

“When the students approached the CRCS, they learned that teachers are finding it hard to teach visually challenged children Mathematics. So they embarked on this challenge and completed it successfully,” she said for ordinary students too.

PT Hemamalini, Department Head, PG Mathematics, guided the students along with nine other staff members.