Blind World Magazine

E-Braille library on wheels.

November 22, 2005.

The first ever e-Braille library on wheels, the initiative of Guru Kondaveeti Jyothirmaye International Trust, has been launched for the visually challenged students of Government schools in Andhra Pradesh.

The e-Braille Library will bring a variety of reading material in Braille script for the visually handicapped children to their place. A multi-media computer system with special software package and radio cum tape-recorder will also enable the visually impaired students to operate the computer and the system will read out the books for them.

The students can listen to programmes on radio, rhyme cassettes and songs of their choice on the tape recorder. The mobile library will go to various schools as per the request of the managements.

The Braille collection brought out by the Trust has Ramayan, Bharatham, Bhagavatham, Bible, Quran, moral stories, and stories of Alibaba, Akbar-Birbal, Tenali Ramakrishna, and Annamacharya Sankeertanas. The mobile library would also have stock books in Braille.

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