Braille library for visually impaired soon to open in Malappuram
Malappuram: A library for the books in Braille script to help the visually impaired will soon be set up in Malappuram. This will be the second Braille library in the state. The library will be inaugurated by Abdusamad Samadani on Day for Reading which falls on June 19.
The library will be started in the civil station under the leadership of Malappuram Service Cooperative Bank and in the name of Louis Braille, the inventor of the Braille script. Kerala Federation of the Blind district committee will be in charge of running the library.
There will be 300 books in Braille script in the library in the initial phase. Apart from reference books, literary works in various languages also are available here. Also a collection of audio records will be arranged.
The books in Braille script is very rarely available in the market and it causes difficulty to the visually impaired persons. The new library is being set up in this context. All books and other facilities can be used free of cost. The books taken from the library should be returned in one week.
Making books in Braille script is more expensive. It costs upto Rs 700 to print a 50-page book. A special paper is used for Braille books and the script is made up of multiple dots embossed on the paper.