'Audio book recorder' made in Nagpur

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Nagpur, May 20 (ANI): A unique device called 'Audio book recorder' is made in Nagpur for blind students to help them in their studies.

This exceptional audio device was prepared six months back. It is the brainchild of Shirish Darvaheker, who after months of research and study came up with this concept.

According to him, blind students usually study from Braille books, which are available only till 10th and 12th standard. As they carry on with further education, they face problems. The size and the number of books in higher standards are more.

The 'Audio Book Recorder' provides best alternative solution to them, so that they can study further, without encountering any problems.

"The speciality of the device is that data is stored in a memory card. In the 2 GB memory card, 60 hours of audio duration, which contains recorded books, can be stored. The device has a voice menu that helps blind students to know what button they are pressing. Also, buttons are embossed so that they can locate them easily on the device," said Darvaheker.

Blind students said that they find difficult to learn subjects from the complicated sets of CDs and cassettes.

"Audio Book reader is a great help to us. Earlier we used to study from the tape recorders, we faced lot of trouble as cassettes would break down in between and recorders would stop working. Also, another problem was of power cuts. All this would force us to leave the study in between and our lot of time was wasted in all this," said Sandeep, a blind student.

The device provides battery support of eight hours compared to other equipments. Also, there is a facility of book marking in the device. A single person can listen to the device with the help of headphone and more people can hear with the speakers.

'Audio Book Recorder' is a handy and compact device; students can carry it in their pockets, as it weighs around 175 grams only. By Sunil Kumar (ANI)

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