MADHAVI, a visually-impaired college student from Pudukottai, submitted her internal test papers much later than her classmates, on Wednesday, as she could not find a scribe. While she has no parents, she waits for her uncle to return home from work and write the test while she dictates. the paper then had to be scanned and mailed to her teacher, hours after deadline.
While the lockdown made learning hard for all, the impact has been worse for visually impaired.
“Both classes and tests are conducted online. We are asked to upload the answer sheet within an hour of the completion of test. But it is very hard to find a scribe in my village. Usually the college arranges scribes,” she said.
Vinod, a visually-impaired history undergraduate from Palayamkottai, too has also been struggling to find a scribe, and said that he dreaded arranging for one for his semester exams.
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