In support with Quaid-i-Azam University Alumni Association, firstever Accessibility Centre for physically challenged students would be inaugurated on 25th November at Central Library of Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad.
A number of students with different types of physical disabilities are currently studying Quaid-i-Azam University. Since the library services are provided on all four floors of the DRSM Library, therefore it is not always possible for such students to move freely in the library due to their disabilities. Moreover, the library design that was made in 1974 itself lack such provisions to facilitate students with disabilities.
DRSM library has planned to establish “Accessibility Center for Physically Challenged Students” and intends to provide one-stop library facilities and services to such students. For this purpose, a room with attached bathroom has been allocated that has direct access from backside of the library. A ramp has also been made for easy access to the room. The center will provide guided services to the students with all sorts of physical disabilities as well as visual impairment and hearing impairment etc.
According to Murtaza Noor Secretary General QAU Alumni Association, during last 20 years, Quaid-i-Azam University Alumni Association has always remained very supportive in new projects of the university especially aimed at welfare of the students, therefore, over the request of QAU administration, QAU Alumni Association extended maximum cooperation in support with its senior members for establishment of proposed Accessibility Center at DRSM Library by donating required equipment and furniture, so that the enrolled students with some disabilities should not be deprived of the library services and they should also feel themselves at par with other students of the university.
Prepared by: Murtaza Noor Secretary General QAU Alumni Association Pakistan