Enabling Inclusion of Students with Visual Impairment at Higher Education level: A Perspective of Visually Impaired Students

Samina ashraf, Muhammad Ishaq


Visualizing education for persons with visual impairment through a lens of inclusive education implies restructuring of academic institutions. This study was designed to examine the enabling features for the inclusion of students with visual impairment at the higher education level. The main objectives were to explore the views of students with visual impairment on enabling factors for their inclusion at higher education level, find out the difference among the views of students studying in different higher education institutions. The descriptive survey research design was used to conduct the study. The population was all learners with visual impairments studying at higher education institutions. A number of 58 students selected through purposive sampling technique. A structured questionnaires was utilized to collect the data. Content validity of questionnaire was estimated by experts’ opinion and reliability was estimated by Cronbach alpha after piloting. The data were collected through electronic resources. The collected data were analyzed through SPSS. Findings shows that the government policy, attitude of teachers and sighted peers, flexible curriculum and pedagogies as major enabling feature for the inclusion of SWVI at higher education level. The study recommended an improvement in provision of enabling factors to enhance the success rate of SWVI at higher education level.

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