Top of page

Peru produces educational material for students with disabilities

Blind person reading text in braille

Peru’s Ministry of Education (Minedu), through the Directorate of Special Basic Education (DEBE), developed more than 1,100 accessible audiobooks and nearly 500 educational materials in Braille for girls, boys, adolescents, and young people with vision disabilities and deafblind in public educational institutions.

The beneficiaries will be 438 students with vision disabilities and deafblindness from public educational institutions of Special Basic Education and Regular Basic Education. The delivery of these educational materials is scheduled for 2021.

Likewise, more than 1,100 audiobooks were made during 2020, which were used in virtual educational sessions for schoolchildren with vision disabilities from all country regions.

The material in Braille, 438 texts will be destined to students with blind and deafblindness of the initial and primary level; the rest will go to the legal deposit in the National Library of Peru (BNP) and the same for the library of the National Resource Center of Special Basic Education (CENAREBE).

It is also scheduled to develop virtual training aimed at professionals and families of students with vision disabilities and deafblindness on the use of these elements.

You might also like

Facebook news feed in mobile device, describing image

Facebook improves AI-generated photo descriptions for blind people

Facebook has announced a significant update to its Automatic Alt Text (AAT)…

woman learning sign language

Edmonton ice cream shop lives up to its “kind” name, learns sign language

Kind Ice Cream, located on 76th Avenue in Edmonton, had…

down-syndrome school boy sitting on the floor with mother, using tablet.

Coronavirus again forces virtual education, causing stress for Ontario parents

Students across Ontario are back to virtual learning, yet again,…

Portrait of young smiling boy with disabilities

Reports of “poor quality” education for students with disabilities being investigated

The U.S Department of Education Office for Civil Rights is…