India: Karnataka HC Directs for Braille Textbooks for Blind Students

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Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00



In a decision sensitive to the needs of the especially abled students, the Karnataka Hight Court has directed the state to make Braille Textbooks available from blind children within 15 Days. The petitioner claimed that textbooks are not available in Braille in the state of Karnataka, and that they have also not been published to the website in PDF form so that a printout can be taken in Braille. The court had put on record a note filed by the state government in which it stated that the Karnataka Text Book Society has already delivered the PDF files of Classes 1 to 10 of the Kannada Medium to the press for printing in its order dated March 18, 2020. The message also stated that the aforementioned printing press is developing Braille textbooks for students with visual problems, and that these textbooks will be provided. The High Court was addressing a petition filed by the National Federation of The Blind, Karnataka. The HC asked the State to act as it promised.