Acceptance of Blind Students in Faculties of (Arts - Al-Alsun)
1- Faculty of Arts
They are admitted on the basis of the decision of the Supreme Council of Universities, which is issued every year, and provided that obtain a secondary school this year and a total of at least 50% with residency within the geographical area of the university and are accepted after the medical examination by a medical committee.
The Electronic Vision Center is located at the Faculty to help blind students enrolled in learning using computer technology to improve the academic and scientific level of these students by alleviating the suffering they face due to unequal opportunities with other sighted students where they face the difficulty of pursuing the curriculum and the examination as well as participation in various student activities such as preparing research papers and others. Therefore, the Center provides blind students with the opportunity to learn using the computer through the screen reader, which helps him to face all these difficulties.
This center is equipped with electronic devices and programs that serve the objectives of the center [70 computers with a screen reader system - 2 computers working as a server - a computer with a reader system for the work of books system (OCR) - two devices Advanced scanner to be used in the process of withdrawing textbooks - Network to connect devices to each other - 2 laser printers to print the paper and used in the exam - 3 Braille printers to print the courses for blind students and then the courses were converted from paper format To the electronic image audited by the automated bitumen system.
The Center offers training courses for blind students such as a screen reader course (visual system) of all kinds (Arabic - English - Internet) for 30 hours training - educational strengthening courses for students stumbling in the curriculum in the departments (Arabic - History - Philosophy - Sociology) - student training Blind people use the Internet to visit scientific and cultural sites ... in order to develop their personal skills such as self-confidence, effective communication and how to solve problems.
It has established a cultural library that includes 1814 books in various disciplines, in addition to opening channels of communication with NGOs and civil society organizations and interested parties for the blind to open the door for donations that will maintain the continuity and development of the center and the services provided therein.
The Center has expanded the scope of its services to all students in the faculties of law and tongues by organizing training courses for them on the screen reader program.
Recreational trips are organized for these students with the aim of reinforcing the links with the center and the continuity of its interest as an entertainment field in addition to being an area of study and education.
A special family for the blind has been established, affiliated to the Youth Welfare College and the Electronic Vision Center.
The Center commits blind students to training in the English language vision program and ICDL programs to upgrade its scientific and professional level.
The books were converted to mp3 for (20) books for the sociology department and (15) books for the history department - (5) books for the Arabic language department.
2 - Faculty of Al-Alsun
They are accepted according to the decision of the Supreme Council of Universities, which is issued every year and provided that they get the secondary school this year and a total of at least 50% + the total of the three languages applied in the faculty in the year of enrollment with the residence within the university and are accepted after performing the medical examination by the Medical Committee.
Acceptance of these students to the Faculty of Al-Alsun is required to master the blind student dealing with the computer (computer) because the student examines his courses through the computer.
The Faculty has nearly one hundred blind students in the bachelor and postgraduate levels distributed in Arabic, English, Spanish, Italian, German and Turkish departments, in addition to studying some languages as a second language such as French and Farsi.
They also received their lectures at Rafik Al-Darb library at the faculty and the library has its own e-mail through which to receive the electronic copy of scientific materials sent by faculty members and the associate body and sent to students.
In recent years, the College has purchased two modern printers for this purpose, in addition to the presence of two older printers in the library. It is estimated that the library prints in each semester between 15 to 20,000 braille papers.
The library also prints students' research papers to be presented to the faculty members through the photocopying printer.
The library also has more than one scanner through which the transfer of scientific materials, which does not have an electronic copy on the computer to be reviewed by faculty and auxiliary staff or some families in the faculty, such as hands.
Throughout the academic year, the Library prints Braille and postgraduate exams for bachelor and postgraduate students in Braille, ranging from 100 to 120 exams throughout the semester.
In addition, the library communicates with students through its group on the social networking site Facebook to announce anything related to blind students, whether trips, social activities or any alerts related to the study.
Admission of disabled students
Disabled students are admitted to the faculties of (Arts - Law - Commerce), provided that they obtain a high school diploma this year, with a total score of at least 50%, while meeting the geographical distribution requirement in accordance with the decision of the Supreme Council of Universities in this regard.
For students with disabilities who are blind and in accordance with the decisions of the Supreme Council of Universities may be transferred or admission upon the exhaustion of repetition times as an exception to the total requirement in accordance with disability cases.
- Provide all student assistance through the central and sub-takaful fund in the faculties to help students with special needs from paying tuition fees, university city fees and treatment for their patients.
- Provide the necessary facilities and facilities to facilitate the involvement of students with special needs in the activities conducted at the university to give them the opportunity to have a positive role in the community and to exploit their potential in the best possible way.
- Exclude them from the conditions of admission to university cities, and cover their expenses in full from the Takaful Fund.
- Spending the financial grant allocated to them and provided by social affairs.
- Participation of these students in training courses specially prepared for them at the Public Service Center and the vision center, in the same period of half-year leave and the first two weeks of the second semester at the expense of the Central Social Solidarity Fund.
- Preparation of courses for the special groups of them to teach wood works (art education) and music through the Faculty of Specific Education.
- Strive continuously to improve the level of educational service provided for blind students and prepare textbooks to suit their situation in order to enable them to have the ability to achieve educational and follow-up scientific courses and the development of an effective mechanism to deal with the blind students just like dealing with their peers.
- Preparation of special committees for exams for students with special needs (handicapped - visually impaired) through the provision of a note to write to the student, and in the case of language materials, the competent section to provide a teacher or one of the specialists to ensure the conduct of the exam for the student.... As for the blind student is exam through specialized computers according to Braille.
- A unified entity was established to serve the students with special needs at the university under the name of “Will Knights Club" and it is headquartered in the Sports Activity Department at the General Administration of Youth Welfare.