Doha: The Ministry of Education and Higher Education have confirmed their great interest in visually impaired students by serving and providing them with services according to each student’s situation .
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 needed 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 them are preparatory schools, boys and girls at the secondary level are in the same school, and pupils are trained and taught to read and write in Braille, and use white to move, recognize, and Teaching training takes place, which is conducted in partnership with the Al-Noor Institute for the Blind, a Blind Integrative Institute with state-of-the-art equipment to support and facilitate blind education. We are starting by equipping schools with specialized laboratories for the students,” Al-Saadi said.
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). An electronic device that converts written material into words and letters, and a magnifying glass (loupe) that helps the blind to read.
In addition, to the support and family education services these schools provide to parents of visually impaired students, through teachers of all disciplines who are fluent in Braille languages, and through partnerships and collaborations, to the many opportunities for visually impaired students. There are programs and applications. We work with social institutions such as the Qatar Social and Cultural Center for the Blind.
She said that students, after graduating from high school, obtain a certificate that qualifies them to enter national and international university education, and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, in cooperation with the Integration Center of Qatar University, provides all the facilities. I said yes. blind student.
She added that many blind students have bachelor’s degrees in various fields, and many of them have jobs 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.