Braille Press

Braille Press offers blind children the power of literacy

The Braille Press

  • Project kicked-off with support from Cognizent Foundation in 2009
  • Converts books into Braille form to make them accessible to the Blind.
  • Published the first ever Braille form of Tagore’s immortal work “Geetanjali”.
  • Supported by the Govt. of West Bengal, converted 40 books of Swami Vivekananda’s works.
    • Till date published over 2000 Braille books – both fiction, non-fiction and text books.
    • Won the “Best Braille Press” award from the Governor of West Bengal in 2011.

    Braille and Audio Digital Library

    • Housed within Central Library of University of Calcutta, this Library is the first of its kind in Eastern India
    • Maintains a good stock of Braille and Digital Audio Books.
    • Caters to Visually Challenged students in pursuit of higher education.
    • In addition to text books, houses the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, Rudyard Kipling, R. N. Tagore and numerous other authors; all published by our Braille Press.
    • Time and again, inspection been carried out by NAAC and UGC authorities receiving tremendous appreciations.
    • Delegates from foreign countries like Bangladesh, Malaysia and even far off Spain have visited this library and expressed their positive views.
    • Houses approximately 1150 Braille titles and 857 Audio titles.
    • To facilitate good production of Audio books, regular up gradation of softwares like AMIS, OBI, SOUND FORGE and DAISY are done.

     

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