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China Braille Exams: Blind Students Can Now Access Higher Education

The Chinese Education Ministry has decided to introduce Braille or electronic exams for national university entrance to help candidates who are blind or have visual impairments.

Until now, students with visual problems have been barred from mainstream higher education because no provision was made to accommodate their disability.

"Making exams accessible to the blind would help to minimise discrimination against and maximise respect for people with disabilities in China," said Sophie Richardson, China director at Human Rights Watch (HRW). "This is an important breakthrough after years of advocacy by disability rights advocates in China."

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Source: International Business Times
When: 29/4/2014

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