WHY AUDIO BOOKS ?
Visually Impaired students depend on Braille Text books to study. There are 30 million blind students present in all over India & there are only 18 Braille Press present in across India, which are not capable of supplying Braille books to 12 million blind students. In Odisha, there are more than 2 lakh blind people & almost 30,000 are students (class 1 to PHD level). Braille books are not available for college students at all. Only schools students can access Braille books from their library. So thousands of students can’t study due to shortage of books. Many people request their friends to read the book for them loudly or to record it for them, but its tough to get a friend who will be always there with them. Few people charges a lot cause it takes too much time. Some people try to record the class lectures but they are too much noisy & sometimes the teachers also don’t allow them to record their lectures & we all know in our state teachers never finish all courses in time & that’s why people have to go for extra tuitions which became another burden for the visually challenged.
What WE4YOU does?
We4You is converting all books into Audio format by engaging more than 50 volunteers. Whoever approaches us for any extra books, we also record it for them. We never charge money because maximum of them are financially not stable. As we all know Blind people have a sharper memory than us , so they can easily memorize the things & perform well in exams. There are few people in different schools & colleges who are securing 80% by accessing our audio books. So this is a solution for giving them same facility like normal students. Our Audio Books cant replace the Braille books 100% but These audio books can make lives by providing access to education. We have few Audio recording set up in Bhubaneswar which are being used to produce Audio Books. We have more than 100 volunteers who are involved with Audio Recording & editing. They are working dedicatedly to produce quality materials. We have volunteers from IIT Bhubaneswar, XIMB & almost from all Engineering colleges present in Bhubaneswar. So we are being able to record books in Odia, Hindi, English, Bengali, Telegu & few more Indian languages. Recently we have developed AUDIOBOOKs for Chennai & Gurgaon students.
We send the Audio files in DVD cassettes to all schools, colleges, organizations working for visually impaired & to student’s representatives for all areas in post. Students can take the files in pendrive or Bluetooth also & they can listen using their mobile phones or MP3 players. We are developing an android app & a website from where the students can directly download the audio files. The main concrete results we expect from your support are reaching out to 5 Lac blind students in all over India by 2019 and enriching their education system which not only gives them a thorough learning process but also boosts confidence in them for the larger run.