Visually impaired pair sit national social worker test
Two visually impaired candidates have sat the national social worker exam on Sunday in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province, reports the West China City Daily.
A computer program helped read a special electronic paper for the two candidates.
Two visually impaired people sit a special national social worker exam in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province, June 10, 2018. [Photo: West China City Daily]
They were able to write down their answers on a computer keyboard.
It is the first time Sichuan authorities have offered the special digital test used by China's National Examination Center, said Fan Cheng, an official with Sichuan's provincial personnel examination center.
A staff member helps a visually impaired candidate submit his examination paper for social work in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province, June 10, 2018. [Photo: West China City Daily]
China has been trying to grant more access to people with disabilities in the field of social work.
In 2017, numerous provinces across the country began offering tests for visually impaired candidates.
This year, China's National Examination Center prepared a CD recording of the test which allows the visually impaired to complete the test.