Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Kannada Literary Classics to be Available in Braille Soon

More news on books being made accessible for visually challenged people...

Via express buzz
For, the Kannada Book Authority (KBA) is shortly bringing out works of great writers like Kuvempu, Dattatreya Ramachandra Bendre, D V Gundappa, Kota Shivarama Karantha, Girish Karnad and G P Rajaratnam in Braille format.Books will be printed at the Government Printing Press for Braille in Mysore.The books to be printed are Kuvempu’s ‘Pakshikaashi’, ‘Chomanadudi’ of Shivarama Karantha, ‘Sakhigeetha’ of Dattatreya Ramachandra Bendre, DVG’s ‘Mankutimmana Kagga’, ‘Tughlaq’ of Girish Karnad, ‘Rathnana Padagalu’ of G P Rajaratnam, ‘Mysore Mallige’ of K S Narasimhaswamy and 16 other books.

As many as 200 copies of each book will be printed,” he said.KBA will be distributing the books free of cost to district central libraries and Braille libraries.The books will also be available at affordable prices at leading book stores.
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Also read : Readable.in - An online library for the visually impaired and about the work we are trying to do to make our books more accessible for visually challenged kids.

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