UoH’s support to visually-challenged
UoH’s support to visually-challenged. In an unusual gift to all the visually challenged students, the University of Hyderabad has provided Angel...
Hyderabad: In an unusual gift to all the visually challenged students, the University of Hyderabad has provided Angel Pocket Reader to them to help them understand their work and come out in flying colors. The device was handed over to the students by Prof. Ramakrishna Ramaswamy, Vice-Chancellor and Prof. B Raja Shekhar, Registrar.
This Angel PRO is a Talking Digital Pocket Daisy Player, E-book Reader, Music Player, Radio-cum-Voice Recorder-All in One, Fully talking and is specially designed for the Visually Challenged Persons. The device can be used for recording classroom lectures, to listen to the scanned academic data, data downloaded from the internet, and the best part is that Angel also reads PDF documents. The most important aspect about the Angel is that it will read the e-books, which is very useful – as students can browse the e-books from internet and the device will read out the book to students.
Rajender, a student pursuing Ph D in Telugu, said the Angel Pocket Reader alerts him with musical buttons whether the data is getting recorded or not, and comparing to other recording instruments, data in the Angel will not be lost as they will prompt couple of times, if any wrong button is pressed.
Swathi, IMA Social Sciences, thanked the varsity authorities for providing such a costly device and said “Angel is of high memory which will enable more data to be stored. Another advantage is that it reads all formats of documents, viz. converted audio books, e-books, because of this facility, I am very happy and very interestingly listening all the books referred to by subject teachers”
Madhulika, student of IMA Social Sciences maintained that Angel reads the text files and typed documents which are very essential for her to listen document again and again which will benefit the students in getting good marks in the internal test and end-semester exams.
For the last five years, UoH has been continuously extending every possible support for the visually-challenged students in their academic activity, according to Dr. S Rajagopal, the chairman for the Empowered Committee for Differently-abled persons of the university.