The CBSE’s guideline on compulsory languages in Board examination might undergo formulations.
The initiative is to address the challenges faced by students with special needs. “It has been proposed that Indian sign language or Braille should be treated as a language to satisfy the formula prescribed by the board,” stated a CBSE official. More such initiatives include attendance waivers, online classes and computer-based examinations. He added, “For students with mobility issues, the CBSE has recommended creation of online class content for children. Attendance requirements in cases of children with severe disabilities can be waived.”
As the recent reports confirm, CBSE is under the process of drafting a series of required waivers and relaxations.