The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Higher Education have confirmed that they have a great interest in visually impaired students by providing and providing services according to the circumstances of each student.
The ministry said assessments in this category would begin at the “Rou’a Assessment Advice and Support Center” to determine the actual level of performance, determine the services required for individual needs, and help visually impaired students with their peers. said to merge. This provides placement and equipment at the level of the classroom environment at the educational level for ordinary students in regular classes, while providing uniformity, such as using magnifying devices and printing the curriculum at larger sizes. It’s meant to be a learning opportunity.
In a statement to the Qatar News Agency (QNA) on World Braille Day, Fatima Al Saadi, Deputy Director General of the Special Education and Gifted Care Division of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, said: I’m here. Students with disabilities are integrated into her four public schools that specialize in integration of the visually impaired. Two of her are preparatory schools and the same school is at the secondary level for boys and girls. Specialized laboratory of the school for the integration of the blind with modern equipment for training in braille, white cane locomotion, perception and guidance in cooperation with the Al-Noor Institute for the Blind started preparations for Equipment that supports and facilitates the education of visually impaired students.
Al-Saadi said the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Higher Education are working with local and international centers specializing in assistive technology such as the Qatar Center for Assistive Technology (Mada). Through teachers of all disciplines proficient in Braille, there are many programs and applications for blind students, as well as a magnifying glass (magnifying glass) to help the visually impaired read, as well as to convert materials into words and letters. , and the support and family education services these schools provide to parents of visually impaired students through partnerships and collaborations with social institutions such as the Qatar Social and Cultural Center for the Blind.
She said that these students, after graduating from high school, will obtain a certificate that qualifies them to enter national and international university education, and that the Ministry of Education and Higher Education will work with the Integration Center of Qatar University to provide all the facilities. said it does. Many blind students have completed bachelor’s degrees in various fields, and many of them have gone on to work in various fields.
World Braille Day is celebrated every January 4th and the language is named after Louis Braille, a Frenchman who invented it in the 19th century. Display alphabetic and numeric symbols by touching six dots to materialize each letter. and number.