All of us are hungry for knowledge, and it is for this reason that we read books on a variety of subjects, nowadays we even rely on the internet for knowledge on a variety of subjects, but the love of books is still important for each of us. The sighted world has access to any amount of books in whichever format they wish, however for the visually impaired the access to books especially in India is quite limited. The reason behind this is that printing of Braille books is not proving to be economical, and feasible, due to the cost of paper, and the availability of Braille printing press, and human resources.
In today’s day and age, with the rapid advancement of technology, there are audio books which are made accessible for the visually impaired.
Now books can be read in daisy format, where the visually impaired can also navigate page by page, and para by para with the utmost ease. In view of the growing thirst for knowledge, and the need to increase reading habit among visually impaired, Jyothirgamaya and Empowerment center for the blind (ECB)join hands in the onset of a new venture, the AmrithaVarshini audio library, which makes an abundance of books available to the blind.