Education and employment is not possible without reading. Most of the reading material is produced as printed letters, which cannot be read by persons with blindness or low vision. Talking books and Talking magazines are a very important means for bringing the printed world to the visually impaired. Since we are catering to various regional requirements, this needs to be done in many Indian Languages in spite of the predominance of the English Language. These books can be used in different formats viz. audio cassettes and CD recordings.
Recording in Digital Access Information System known as (DAISY), provides a unique navigational system through which a reader can easily and quickly, access the material not only chapter wise, section wise or subsection wise, but also page wise. In other words he/she can reach the required heading/page/section almost effortlessly within no time. This system is economical as well as portable. These recorded books can be preserved for an unlimited period and can also be upgraded easily. These books are produced on CDs and can be read on mp3 players, mobile phones or on the computer. These can be transmitted over the internet too. The aim of the talking book Digital Library is to provide the full range of materials in DAISY format.
The job market is changing extremely rapidly too. Even with job reservations, persons with disabilities need to prove their abilities and potential to work as productively as any other person. Every aspirant of job has to face competitive examinations for admission in professional courses and for jobs themselves. This has resulted in increased demand for books and reading materials for current affairs and general knowledge about various disciplines to prepare for competitive examinations. The current infrastructure is not able to cope up with these demands.
University and school textbooks have been prepared in Daisy format both in English and Hindi medium. Saksham has completed the recording of all NCERT text books from class 9th to 12th both in English and Hindi medium.
Every year new titles are added in the library. These titles include school and university textbooks both in English and Hindi medium. General interest books, including fiction, general awareness, current affairs magazine (which is in great demand)
We cater to beneficiaries PAN India for distribution of daisy book and E-Text books in Hindi, English and regional languages which include educational , fiction, non- fiction.
The membership of the library is free. All that is required to be a member of the library is that the person requires giving his proof of disability along with address proof. After getting the membership of the library he can get the audio / e-text books from us in either pen drive or memory card absolutely free and it can also be taken through cd/dvd which is chargeable.
Saksham Trust is the largest producer of DAISY Digital Talking Books in India. DAISY books offer maximum accessibility and navigation facilities to all categories of print impaired