Resource Center for Visually Challenged Students

In 2007, the QMC Resource Center for students with visual impairments was established. For pupils who are blind or visually impaired, the library includes a specialised lab. There are computers with specialised software and DVD players in this lab. For students who are visually challenged, training programmes are offered. The specialised software applications JAWS (Job Access with Speech) and NVDA (Non-Visual Desktop Access), which allow visually impaired pupils to read the text that is displayed on the computer screen with a speech synthesiser, have been installed in 14 PCs.

For pupils who are blind or visually impaired, there is a library called Book Share online.

This online library also includes the QMC Library.

The visually impaired students can access its many customised equipment to learn about its resources.

Currently, the centre is used by about 75 college students who are visually impaired.

They fall into the two groups of partially sighted and low vision, and they work in the six departments of Tamil, English, History, Sociology, Economics, and Music.

The QMC Resource Center offers two types of accessible materials: non-book teaching materials and Braille textbooks. Braille and bold-line paper, styluses, digital recorders/players, Braille writers, low vision materials, tactile devices, talking clocks, Braille chess boards, and kits with sensory development tools are some examples of non-book educational materials.

Braille books
  • Braille stationery
  • Assistive tools for Visually challenged
  • Readable machine
  • Braille printer
  • Special workshops are conducted for Visually Challenged Students
  • Special classes are conducted weekly at resource center.
  • Ramp available at Digital Library
  • Braille Chess board
  • Computer Training class
  • Sports Coaching
  • Organizing Input Sessions
  • Arranging Readers and Scribes
  • Encouraging and Organizing students participation in the Programmes held for the differently abled on and off-campus
  • Informing students about the Government schemes for the differently abled students.