|Definition of disabled students
a. Blindness – “Blindness” refers to a condition where a person suffers from any of the following conditions, namely:
• total absence of sight;
• visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses; or
• limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degree or worse.
b. Low vision – “Low vision” means a person with impairment of visual functioning even after treatment or standard refractive correction but who uses or is potentially capable of using vision for the planning or execution of a task with appropriate assistive device.
c. Leprosy cured – “Leprosy cured” means any person who has been cured of leprosy but is suffering from
• loss of sensation in hands or feet as well as loss of sensation and paresis in the eye and eye-lid but with no manifest deformity;
• manifest deformity and paresis but having sufficient mobility in their hands and feet to enable them to engage in normal economic activity;
• extreme physical deformity as well as advanced age which prevents him from undertaking any gainful occupation, and the expression “leprosy cured” shall be constructed accordingly.
d. Hearing impairment – “Hearing impairment” means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies.
e. Locomotors disability – “Locomotors disability” means disability of the bones, joints or muscles leading to substantial restriction of the movement of the limbs or any form of cerebral palsy.
f. Permanent and total loss of voice – a disabled student has to submit a certificate of suffering from disability, certified by a physician / surgeon / oculist working in a Government hospital, as the case may be.