DAISY Forum of India honored at the London Book Fair for making books accessible for blind people
DAISY Forum of India (DFI) is an accessible library consisting of books from 174 organizations from across India.
The Xavier’s Resource Centre for the Visually Challenged (XRCVC) is one of these organizations.
The DFI was awarded the Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) award at the London Book Fair. The award is given to organizations that work to help people who are blind and vision impaired.
Among their many initiatives is Sugama Pustakalaya. This is an online accessible library that has a collection of more than 10,000 accessible books including research material, and texts.
The DFI has been a blessing to many blind students during exams. It is hard to find Braille books in English, especially for people pursuing higher studies. The DFI has enabled many blind students to fulfil their dreams.