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College in India sets up library for students with vision disabilities

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From fiction, poetry, and classics in the regional language to course texts in English and Hindi, around 150 students from Miranda House have created a repository of audio files comprising 53 books to help students with vision disabilities.

The books will be available on the college website this week.

The project was launched on Sunday, undertaken by National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers.

Volunteers read books by 20 authors in various regional languages, including Bengali, Maithili, Marathi, Nepali, Telugu, and Punjabi, in two months, the Miranda college said.

“The idea was conceptualized for students with vision disabilities who could not reach out to readers and writers due to the coronavirus pandemic.” said Rekha Kumar, a teacher at Miranda House.

“We wanted to ease their issues, and that is why we create the audio library which they can access at any time as per their convenience,” she said.

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