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.