Ministry of Education in Peru Set to Deliver Accessible Educational Materials

Americas, Misc., News, January 4 2021

PERU: Texts adapted to the braille system will be delivered this year, reported the Ministry of Education.

During 2020, the Ministry of Education, through the Directorate of Special Basic Education (DEBE), produced more than 1,100 accessible audios and about 500 educational materials adapted to the Braille system for girls, boys, adolescents and young people with visual disabilities and deafblindness of the public educational institutions of the country.

The beneficiaries will be 438 students with visual disabilities and deafblindness from public educational institutions of the modality of Special Basic Education and Regular Basic Education, to whom these educational materials will be delivered during 2021.

Likewise, more than 1,100 accessible audios were made during 2020, which were used in virtual educational sessions for schoolchildren with visual disabilities from all regions of the country.

Legacy

These audios are part of a legacy of accessible educational materials for future students, thus contributing to offer an equitable and quality education for students with special educational needs associated with disabilities.

Of the material in braille and relief system, 438 texts will be destined to students with blindness and deafblindness of the initial and primary level. The rest will go to the legal deposit in the National Library of Peru and to the library of the National Center for Special Basic Education Resources.

In addition to this, on December 23, the first tutored virtual course “Strategies for attending to students with deafblindness” concluded, in which more than 400 teachers of alternative, regular and special basic education participated.

Originally Published on El Peruano

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