Braille Transcription Center

The Braille Transcription Centre started in 2010 is engaged in transcription work of English and Kannada books into Braille for the benefit of visually impaired students. The center has the services of about 10 volunteers who function as readers of the books while 5 visually impaired students, specially trained in transcription, perform the task of drafting the text in Braille. The Center focuses on the transcription of books that are primarily on fiction, knowledge, education, and matters of general interest. All the transcribed books are either maintained in the organisation's library for all to read or donated to various institutions/ school run for the visually impaired. The organization runs a Braille training section where young visually impaired are trained in Braille. The center also focuses on training those who have lost their vision at a later point of time in their lives.

The primary objectives of this center are:

  • Providing the visually impaired with access to reading material
  • Giving the visually impaired an opportunity to earn a livelihood or supplement their income by providing their services at the center
  • Donating Braille books to institutions that work for the blind
  • Teaching Braille to interested, sighted persons to create more awareness and support for the visually impaired community.