Visually-impaired student in Vadodara scores above 95%

A visually-challenged student scored an impressive 95.35 per cent in the Class X state board examination of which results were declared Thursday.

Written by Express News Service | Vadodra | Published: June 14, 2013 3:02:09 am

A visually-challenged student scored an impressive 95.35 per cent in the Class X state board examination of which results were declared Thursday. Maitreya Shah,a student of Urmi School,said he wanted to realise his dream of becoming a lawyer to help make the world more just for the differently-abled community.

Shah,whose favourite subjects include commerce,political science and law,said the Class X state board was insensitive towards the needs of the visually-challenged,and that he could have fared better if not for hurdles created by the board.

“The Class X state board put a lot of restrictions on visually-challenged candidates which affected my results. The Board rejected the writer with whom I prepared for six months and asked the school to appoint a writer as per its own guidelines. I was given only half an hour for a three-hour paper,despite a central government February guideline allowing more time to a candidate like me. Also,I had problems solving mathematical questions with visual diagram,which affected my score in the subject,” Shah said.

“Apart from my mother reading out books for me,I took the help of softwares like the screen reading software,” he added.

He said he was developing softwares keeping the visually-challenged persons in mind in order to be of help to others like him.

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