Libraries For The Visually Challenged
Library members can access additional audio books, ebooks, magazine and reference and research from the following external Australian and overseas providers. These are not currently available via the Vision Australia i-access online catalogue. Some are free, some are not the trust maintains a Braille Library, one of its kind in Mysore.
Divya Jyothi Trust trains to access technology which opens up new pathways to employment, independent living, further education as well enhancing social interactions with family and friends.
The library provides a reading room facility and is actively involved in the transcription of books into Braille formats. The center has PUC to PG books of various categories and hopes to increase this to 1000 books by 2015. There are 5 Braille typewriters that are used by the team to convert books into Braille format. The center constantly works on increasing the number of books that can be made available to its members. At present, the library serves over 100 people and institutions and also prepares books in large print and audio CDs for the benefit of college and university students.
Divya Jyothi Library members can access additional audio books, ebooks, magazine. These are not currently available via the online catalog. Some are free, some are not. Please contact the library for more information and to activate your access.
Pre University students
- Academic Books, magazines and newspapers.
- Braille music and podcasts.
- Electronic journals and reference books.
- The online reference and research databases.
- Children's picture books with clear braille overlays.
- Sport fixtures and training books.
- Language books and spoken english audios.
- Reader's digest and Indian geographic.