The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has given its approval to back the certificate course provided for the differently abled at INSIGHT. INSIGHT, a project of the Kerala State IT Mission, has been endeavouring to empower the differently abled, mainly the visually challenged, through computers, Internet and other ICT tools.
INSIGHT has been running a customised training programme, spanning over 160 hours, for the benefit of the differently abled. Training is provided in Free Software and is aimed at comprehensively equipping the differently abled to make best use of ICT. More than a 100 students from educational backgrounds have been trained by INSIGHT so far.
Further to this approval, all students completing the training and clearing the examination thereafter will be issued a certificate from IGNOU. More modalities on the actual implementation are being worked out.