'Braille Mitra' simplifies reading for visually impaired

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Pune, Mar 28 : A device called Braille Mitra' brought out for the first time in India at Pune has made reading books a lot easier for the visually impaired.

Modular InfoTech has come up with Braille Mitra' of two sizes, one, weighing I kg while the other weighs 70 gm.

"This device named Braille Mitra' will help the blind students, who know Braille, to read easily. A pen drive with a 1 GB memory can be fitted in this device. The content of around 1000 textbooks can be saved in the pen drive and the blind students can read the books line by line," said BR Deshpande, Director, Modular Infotech.

Visually impaired students who face difficulties in reading and carrying conventional bulky, Braille books can now heave a sigh of relief.

"This device is our friend because when we read a book it becomes our friend. When we read an autobiography or any other book, we get engrossed in the book," said Vinita, a visually challenged student.

Books in different languages can be read with the help of this device.

The price of this machine ranges from 40 thousand rupees to 60 thousand rupees.

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