BOOKSHARE INDIA PROJECT

Saksham Trust has an objective of providing books to persons with blindness or low vision in a format that they can read themselves.

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Book Share India is a joint project of BookShare.org of Benetech, USA and three organizations in India. Saksham Trust is the partner organization of Benetech to offer Book Share India services in the North, East and North-Eastern States of India.

Computer files in specific format are basis for production of books in Braille, talking book, large print and e-text formats. Book Share India is an online library of documents that can be downloaded and read using a computer or a mobile phone. The Bookshare project is a unique concept since the persons with blindness themselves produce these materials. Bookshare works as a coordinator and facilitator to collect all such material and make these available to everyone in the country who cannot read normal printed text.

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“What you don’t share gets lost.”