Summary: Main objective of the project is to provide accessible reading material in Braille format to people with any kind of visual disability (from low vision and complete blindness to people at risk of losing vision with time) from economically backward and marginalized communities to promote education. We also produce books which can help the blind people to get awareness about the various opportunities or benefits available for them. The highlight of last quarter is, we produced RPD Act 2016 books and distributed to various institutions and individuals for their awareness.
As part of it with the support of funds received through GlobalGiving project we had produced RPD Act 2016 both in English and Kannada, wall calendars in braille during this quarter and sen around 220 copies to various institutions and individuals across country.
Activities covered at Mitra Jyothi under the project are listed below: Convert to Braille format, proof read and save master braille copy.
Background: Mitra Jyothi produced braille calendars in diary format every year and distributing the to the Visually Impaired people. This year we tought of producing it in a different format and hence based on the feedback received from many that they were not having wall calendars similar to the ones used by sighted people at home or institutions we produced and distributed. This formed another base for accessibility.
“Right of Persons with Disabilities ACT 2016” is a key elemant for all the persons with disabilities to know about the act, it talks about various provisions available for them. This will help persons with disabilities to avail their rights and services. By considering the need, we produced the braille format of the ACT both in Kannada and English. We also produced an audio version of it for the benefit of Visually Impaired people who are unable to read through braille.
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