Blinds Children Education and Their Perceptions towards First Institute of Blinds in Pakistan

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Tanzila SABA 1,*

1. Faculty of Computer Science and Information Systems Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

* Corresponding author.


Received: 4 Oct. 2011 / Revised: 8 Nov. 2011 / Accepted: 5 Dec. 2011 / Published: 8 Jan. 2012

Index Terms

Visual Impairment, Parents Perceptions, Special Needs, Blinds need, Computer Aided Instructions


This paper investigates the parental participation,their perceptions and opinions about the education of their visually handicapped children in the first institute for the blinds children in Multan Pakistan. Students with visual impairments have unique educational needs which could most effectively meet using a team approach of professionals,parents and students. In order to meet their unique needs,students must have specialized services, books and materials in appropriate media to enable them to most effectively compete with their peers in school and ultimately in society.This study examines the role of education imparted by the institute as felt by the parents of visually impaired children admitted at the institute for blinds.

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Tanzila SABA, "Blinds Children Education and Their Perceptions towards First Institute of Blinds in Pakistan", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science (IJMECS), vol.4, no.1, pp.50-60, 2012. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2012.01.07


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