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Visually impaired student makes mark in Guangzhou

Source: chinadaily.com.cn Updated: 2021-06-08
 
Wang Guangbin, a visually impaired student, gets out of a car on his way to take the national college entrance examination in Braille in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, on Monday. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

After showing identification and body temperature measurements, a visually-impaired student, Wang Guangbin, walked into a designated testing center in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, with the assistance of volunteers to take one of the most important tests of his life.

Wang, from Guangzhou Miqing School, a vocational school for visually impaired students, became the only one on Monday in Guangdong to take the national college entrance examination, or gaokao, in Braille.

"He is also the first one in Guangzhou to take the examination in Braille," said Tang Hongwu, director of the Guangzhou recruitment and examination commission.

Wang Guangbin, a visually-impaired student, walks to an examination room with a teacher before taking the national college entrance examination in Braille in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, on Monday. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Tang said the student was accompanied by a Braille teacher and another person during the examination.

"Amid the current fight against the coronavirus outbreak, we have attached special attention to Wang, who has shown a strong desire to take the examination," Tang said.

Wang, who specializes in piano, has finished his professional music examination for the Xinghai Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou.

"WWang Guangbin, a visually-impaired student, walks to an examination room with a teacher before taking the national college entrance examination in Braille in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, on Monday. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Tang said the student was accompanied by a Braille teacher and another person during the examination.

"Amid the current fight against the coronavirus outbreak, we have attached special attention to Wang, who has shown a strong desire to take the examination," Tang said.

Wang, who specializes in piano, has finished his professional music examination for the Xinghai Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou.

"We wish him all the best in this college entrance examination," Tang said.e wish him all the best in this college entrance examination," Tang said.

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