Assistant Professor, School of allied health sciences, Mallareddy university, Hyderabad, India
*Corresponding Author: Gavini Sahithi, Assistant Professor, School of allied health sciences, Mallareddy university, Hyderabad, India.
Received: February 04, 2022; Published: June 19, 2022
Objective: To evaluate if visually impaired students are aware of the facilities provided to them by the University of Hyderabad and make them aware if they are not aware. To evaluate if visually impaired students are utilizing and satisfied with those facilities and to know if they seek improvement in any facility or require any new facility
Methods: This study was done on 30 visually impaired students in School of Medical Sciences, University of Hyderabad campus. BCVA was recorded using standard log MAR chart and the data was collected through a questionnaire.
Results: More than 80% subjects are aware of all facilities. Only few subjects i.e. less than 23% using braille books transport facility. More than 65% utilizing remaining all facilities. Majority of subjects has shown dissatisfaction for transport and braille books. The problems stated by more percentage of subjects are - no enough PCs, need other device to work on computer, no special transport, no all-time care takers, and no subject related braille books.
Conclusion: Majority of subjects are utilizing and satisfied with all facilities except transport and braille books. This study evaluated the problems, investigated the improvements and new facilities that are required and they need to be rectified by the concerned authorities
Keywords: Visual Impairment; Blindness; Low Vision/p>
Citation: Gavini Sahithi. “Facilities for Visually Impaired Students that are Available in University of Hyderabad Campus".Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 5.7 (2022): 37-45.
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