NIEPVD Signs MoU with NBT and DFI

NIEPVD and NBT:

  • National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Visual Disabilities (Divyangjan).
  • Signed an MoU with National Book Trust, New Delhi.
  • For the establishment of a Universal Design Center for Reading in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
  • It will showcase the NBT’s extensive collection of publications and learning materials in various accessible formats, including physical books, Braille books, e-books, and audiobooks.
  • Aims to make reading materials more accessible to individuals with visual disabilities, ensuring equal opportunities for learning and education.

NIEPVD and DFI:

  • NIEPVD signed a MoU with the Daisy Forum of India.
  • To facilitate the provision of an online library containing accessible books and related resources tailored for persons print disabilities.
  • To create and disseminate accessible books through SugamyaPustakalaya, an online library designed for persons with print disabilities in India.
  • Various accessible formats such as DAISY, E-Pub, BRF, and others will be employed to meet the diverse needs of the target audience.

About NIEPVD:

  • The National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Visual Disabilities (Divyangjan), Dehradun, is a premier organization working towards the empowerment of individuals with visual disabilities.
  • It is committed to creating an inclusive society that ensures equal opportunities for all.
  • About National Book Trust:
  • It is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Education, Government of India.
  • It is dedicated to the promotion of books and the habit of reading.

About Daisy Forum of India:

  • It is a leading organization advocating for accessible reading materials for persons with print disabilities.
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