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Challenges faced by visually impaired students at Makerere and Kyambogo Universities

TitleChallenges faced by visually impaired students at Makerere and Kyambogo Universities
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsOtyola, WRoberts, Kibanja, GMilly, Mugagga, AM
KeywordsInclusive education, Special needs education, Visual impairment
Abstract

This study aimed at investigating the challenges faced by visually impaired students in Makerere and Kyambogo Universities. The study followed a cross-sectional survey design and involved 200 respondents (50 visually impaired students, 50 lecturers, 50 university administrators and 50 students who were not visually impaired). Data was collected using questionnaires, interviews and document review. The findings revealed that the visually impaired students receive bursaries and allowances from government and non-government organizations; meals, accommodation and scholastic materials from their universities; extra time during examinations; oral examinations; and buddy support. However, constraining limitations in the methods of instruction and assessment used and the instructional materials provided were noted. On the basis of these findings, recommendations towards the better education of the visually impaired students are made.

URLhttps://www.ajol.info/index.php/majohe/article/view/159238