Education for visually impaired students is now easier thanks to audio files being easily accessible on a new portable, handy, pocket-sized device called the audio book reader (ABR). Designed by Saksham, a Nagpur-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) which works for the visually impaired, the ABR was demonstrated on Saturday at Saksham’s branch in Pune.
Equipped with a two-GB memory card, the device reads audio files stored in a multimedia card (MMC) with random access to any subject, book or chapter. It operates on only five buttons that can access the chapters and various audio files, and record up to 60 hours of audio.
Saksham came up with the device after a research of over two-and- half years. This also involved the team travelling all over the country and meeting various organisations working for the betterment of the visually impaired.
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