The Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has approved the plan to develop e-content for -Content for Children with Disabilities on June 8, 2021.
The plan which was submitted by a committee includes eleven sections and two Appendices. The sections and appendices will help to develop the e-contents for Children with Disabilities.
“An attempt was made to prepare guidelines for CwD also referred to as Children with Special Needs (CWSN) children so that the goal of inclusive education is fulfilled. The Committee submitted a report titled “Guidelines for the Development of e-Content for Children with Disabilities” comprising of eleven Sections and two Appendices,” an official statement said.
This comes in response to PM e-VIDYA which required the development of special e-content for Children with Disabilities.
According to the guidelines, the e-content will be developed while following four principles- perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust.
And the developed e-content should follow the national and international accessibility standards.
According to the sources, textbooks may be adapted into Accessible Digital Textbook (ADTs) in a phased manner. The content of ADTs should be made available in text, audio, video, and sign language. It should also include turn-on and turn-off features.