Union Government launches “Sugamya Pustakalaya” E-Library for visually disabled [ Current Affairs ]
Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar and Thawar Chand Gehlot has launched Accessible E-Library ‘Sugamya Pustakalaya’ for visually disable person under Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan of Prime Minister with more than 2 lakhs books in different languages at a function held in New Delhi.
About Sugamya Pustakalaya
- Sugamya Pustakalaya is an online library which provides accessibility of content for Divyang and houses publications across various subjects and languages and multiple manageable formats.
- E-Library is developed with the collaboration of National Institute of Visually Handicapped (NIVH), member organizations of Daisy Forum of India and Bookshare and driven by TCS Access.
- The E-Library is containing books in accessible formats for people with visual impairment and other print disabilities.
- It will also merge with the libraries across India and the Globe, including the largest international library Bookshare.
National Institute of Visually Handicapped (NIVH):
- NIVH is a premier Institute is working in the field of visual disability under the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
- It mainly works for promoting the rights and dignity of persons with visual impairments.
- Union Minister for Welfare has founded it on 9th October 1988.
- Its regional center is located in Chennai.
- It aims to make more landscapes opportunities for visually disabled persons.
- Published on: August 29, 2016