Accessibility August 2, 2018
District central libraries in Tamil Nadu to have accessible sections for blind readers
The Tamil Nadu government has plans to make all district central libraries in the state accessible for visually impaired people.
The government is hoping to follow the example set by the District Central Library in Tiruchi.
The District Central Library in Tiruchi in Tamil Nadu state has a huge collection of audiobooks for visually impaired visitors.
The library is a member of the book-share organisation and with the help of volunteers, has created a bank of 3,500 audio books.
The books are used by a number of regular blind visitors of the library.
The library has made a special section for blind visitors, so that they can access the audio books and improve their lives through knowledge and information.
Tiruchi library wants to go a step further and make more facilities available for the blind people with the help of volunteers.
Blind people will be trained to use computers and other devices to access to talking books and audio books.
In 2017, the library had conducted a training programme on ‘Access and Use of Digital Talking Book for Visually Impaired’ with the aid of Rotary Club of Tiruchi Elite.
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