State Central Library in Kerala to become accessible for the blind

The Kerala State Central Library, which is 188 years old, is one of the oldest in the country. It will soon have a special wing set up separately for blind book lovers.

An exclusive Braille wing will be opened soon next to the main library building that is located in the state capital Thiruvananthapurm.

Popularly called as Trivandrum Public Library, the building has one of the most rare and precious collections and was set up in 1829.

Steps are being taken to convert a room of the three-storey new building into the Braille wing. The Braille wing will have all the modern facilities to make blind visitors feel comfortable.

The library will work with organizations like the Dehradun-based National Institute for the Visually Handicapped and Kerala Blind Association for the initiative.

The new wing will also have a collection of talking and audio books in various languages, including English, Hindi and Malayalam.

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