Blind pupils promised a better deal

3rd November 2000 at 00:00
THE Government has pledged immediate action to improve education for visually-impaired children, following a damning report from the Royal National Institute for the Blind.

A survey found that almost a third of visually-impaired young people in mainstream schools regularly received hand-outs and test papers tat they could not read and almost half said their disability affected their choice of GCSE subjects.

Education Secretary David Blunkett pledged to improve in- service training for teachers and ensure that visually-impaired pupils get materials in an accessible format.

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