Books are considered to be a Person’s Best Companion.

It is said that “When you open a book, you open a new world”.

Books provide us with an endless pool of knowledge and information and allow a person to improve their understanding by exposing one to new things, besides being an invaluable source of entertainment.

  

These books are a gift to all of humanity, including the visually impaired. However, what use is a gift that you can never utilize?  

Why Not Use Braille Books?

Braille books, while an excellent solution, are often too bulky. 

Braille takes up more space than the traditional alphabet, so braille books are much larger than their print counterparts.

For example, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”, a 600-page book in print, had to be converted into ten volumes when printed in Braille.

These are rather hard to carry and certainly not convenient for travel.

We have a solution that takes barely any space. You can fit thousands of audio books in a small rectangle that you carry in your pocket

That is not to say that these would completely replace paper-books, since those are essential for the development of a child. However, pairing books (in print or braille) with Audio Supported Learning is a great strategy to build listening skills and support the students’ overall development 

However, here we face another major issue. 

 Accent 

It is often hard for international students to understand what is being said in a foreign accent. From differences in pronunciation, to local slang, to word choice, all vary from region to region. Unfortunately, most audiobooks have Western accents, making them almost indecipherable for most Eastern students. 

Thus, the Saksham team has developed an audio-book library, with over 300 books, read in an Indian accent. This library is continuously updated. 


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