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Accessible E-Libraries For Divyangs: Sugamya Pustakalaya

An online library for persons with visual disabilities

  • The Union Government has launched Accessible E-Library ‘Sugamya Pustakalaya’ for Divyang under Prime Minister’s Accessible Digital India.
  • It is  launched by Ministry Law & Justice and Electronics & Information Technology, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.

Objective

To promote rights and dignity of persons with visual impairments.

  • Sugamya Pustakalaya” is an online platform that makes accessible content available to print-disabled people.
  • The library has publications across diverse subjects and languages and multiple accessible formats.
  • Books are available in Accessible formats for people with visual impairment and other print disabilities.
  • Over 2 lakhs books in diverse languages.
  • Integrating libraries across India and the Globe, including the largest international library, ‘Bookshare’.

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