The Union Government has launched Accessible E-Library ‘Sugamya Pustakalaya’ for Divyang under Prime Minister’s Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan.
It was jointly launched by Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar and Thawar Chand Gehlot at a fucntion in New Delhi.
What is Sugamya Pustakalaya?
- Sugamya Pustakalaya is an online library for Divyang and houses publications across diverse subjects and languages and multiple accessible formats.
- The online library has been created in collaboration with National Institute of Visually Handicapped (NIVH), member organisations of Daisy Forum of India and Bookshare and is powered by TCS Access.
- In this online library books will available in accessible formats for people with visual impairment and other print disabilities.
- It will house over 2 lakhs books in diverse languages. It will also integrate libraries across India and the Globe, including the largest international library Bookshare.
National Institute of Visually Handicapped (NIVH): It is a premier Institute in the field of visual disability working under the administrative control of the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. It objective is to promote rights and dignity of persons with visual impairments.