- 26 Mar 2021
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Visually impaired students can’t access more than half of NCERT material on DIKSHA: Study
A study of Centre's DIKSHA platform found that e-textbooks are not uploaded in appropriate formats, which means students are unable to navigate the materials
This opinion was published in The Print on March 26, 2021.
About the Authors
Nisha was a Senior Resident Fellow and lead Vidhi's work in the area of Education. She has completed her postgraduation from SOAS, University of London with an MSc in Development Economics, and received her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Symbiosis School of Economics. Prior to Vidhi, she has worked as a project coordinator and research assistant at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, London and Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad, respectively on multiple projects relating to early childhood and elementary education, education policy, and gender. Some of these projects include working on understanding implementation of Right to Education, Act (specifically the provision under Section 12.1.c or the “25% mandate”) in Ahmedabad, parental preferences for private schools among low-income households, and the impact of a pre-school curriculum and pedagogical intervention in angwandis in rural Odisha. She regularly writes on topics of gender and education for media outlets such as The Wire, Ideas for India and The Quint, among others.
Tapas Bhardwaj is as a Project Expert at Vidhi, working in the area of inclusive education.
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