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Across China: Preparatory course paves way for visually impaired college students


Xinhua


18th August 2020


Across China: Preparatory course paves way for visually impaired college students


After taking a few steps, Chen Huixian stopped at the end of a zebra crossing as roaring vehicles passed by and finally made up her mind to cross the road.


She continued her steps carefully with her head up while waving her hands.


The small step that might seem familiar to ordinary people was a big leap for Chen, 23, a college-bound student who suffers vision impairment. It was the first time that she crossed the road on her own.


On Aug. 16, Chen and 19 others successfully completed a free one-week training course designed for visually impaired college-bound students in Shanghai.


The course, initiated by Shanghai Youren Foundation and Shengbo FM, a social service center for the disabled, aims at helping visually impaired students grasp survival skills before entering college. Training visually impaired students to perform tasks like traveling alone, using computers and fostering social skills is expected to help them adapt better to the forthcoming college life unaided.


http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-08/18/c_139299586.htm

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