Education  India Project #33158

Donate for Braille Books-Help Blind children read!

by Mitra Jyothi
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Donate for Braille Books-Help Blind children read!
Donate for Braille Books-Help Blind children read!
Donate for Braille Books-Help Blind children read!
Donate for Braille Books-Help Blind children read!
Donate for Braille Books-Help Blind children read!
Donate for Braille Books-Help Blind children read!
Donate for Braille Books-Help Blind children read!
Donate for Braille Books-Help Blind children read!

Project Report | May 23, 2019
Report 4 - Braille books Work in Progress

By Sathiya B | Project Leader

Showcasing our braille work to young kids
Showcasing our braille work to young kids

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 Maths primer, English primer, few basic story books and distributed to various institutions and individuals for their awareness. It was highly appreciated by the schools in Karnataka especially Sharadevi blind school.

As part of it with the support of funds received through GlobalGiving project we had produced the above specified braille books during this quarter and sent around 100 copies of each book 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.

  1. Convert PDF to word using PDF converter or OCR based on the type of file (editable pdf/image pdf).
  2. Edit it to accessible format especially for tables, images, magazine format to normal and correct mistakes if any.
  3. Add breaks wherever necessary to indicate paragraph, chapters and other logical breaks as per Braille requirement.
  4. Print the braille books, organize and bind.
  5. Proof read a copy and do random check of others for pages.
  6. Pack and post to students across pan India especially Karnataka.


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.

It is always a challenge for Visually Impaired kids to learn basic Maths, to encourage them to learn with necessary supporting materials our team produced a book covering basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division along with basic shapes. Also developed the English primer for them to learn alphabets and sentence formation. Thanks to all our supporters for the help extended to achieve this, sure this is going to create difference in 100s of Visually Impaired kids.

Mitra Jyothi students got Best Students award
Mitra Jyothi students got Best Students award

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Mitra Jyothi

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka - India
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Twitter: @mitrajyothi
Project Leader:
Madhu Singhal
Bangalore , KARNATAKA India

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