New ‘Daisy’ technology to help blind school kids in exam preparation

The new Daisy (Digitally Accessible Integrated Systems), an advanced form of an audiobook will allow blind students in higher secondary classes to help read in a better way during their exam preparations.

Daisy technology allows blind users to pause, bookmark and search keywords. It has been introduced in nine special and 22 inclusive schools in Tamil Nadu.

The idea is to convert all state government textbooks for students of classes X, XI and XII, with the audio lessons to special schools under Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan.

46 textbooks have been made available in the text-to-speech format for blind students, which can be accessed through a mobile app called ‘Go Read’.

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