Talking Libraries are libraries where blind students and others can get their lessons recorded, so that one could listen to them later and revise.
The recording is done either by the librarian or any other person in the library.
There are two such Libraries down South –
- Bharathi Lions Talking Library at the Nirmala College for Women, Coimbatore, and
- Talking Book Library (Mitra Jyoti) at Bangalore
This is helpful for not only the visually-challenged school and college students but also for researchers and professionals, as many of these research students get their class notes and books recorded for later revision.
The Bharthi Lions have also started training visually-challenged students to use a software, JAWS. The students can type the contents using the software, which will spell out each alphabet while typing. Later, using the arrow keys in the computer they can read the material. Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore offer similar facilities for their visually challenged students.
- Talking Book Library – Wesbite
- Bharthi Lions Talking Library – Website (Nirmala College)
- News on Bharthi Lions Talking Library – in The Hindu
- News on Talking Library (Mitra Jyoti), Bangalore – in BBC
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