Visually impaired students have to rely on Braille books which are not easily available across the country, particularly in smaller areas. Audio books too are rarely available.
Sensing such bottlenecks, Saksham, a Delhi-based non-government organisation, has come up with anAudio Book Reader (ABR). ABR is a pocket-sized device that reads audio tracks stored in a multimedia memory card (MMC).
The device is operated through a voice menu with user-friendly buttons. It can also be used by groups with external speakers.
It comprises hard power buttons for power supply and has five embossed buttons for browsing menus with one soft power button to indicate power (on or off). These five help navigate through any subject/ book or access any chapter. Memory can be extended through externally attached MMC.
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