Learning Resource Centre for Visually Challenged (LRCVC) / Project DRUSHTI

Assistive Technologies are made available for the visually challenged library users. The centre is equipped with modern hardware and software useful for visually challenged and low vision students. Similar facilities on a small scale have been established in the Library of Kuvempu Institute of Kannada Studies, University College of Fine Arts and the University Graduate Library. The text magnifiers are useful for low vision students. The centre has the facility to read printed books and also print Braille books. The prominent hardware and software facilities, popularly called ‘Assistive Technology’ installed at the centre are: Sara Book Reader, Angel Book Reader, Plex Talk, Prixma & Topaz Magnifiers, Bonita Mouse, Magic Key-Board, Braille Printer, Graphic Embosser, JAWS Talking Software, Duxbury Braille Translation Software, Kurzweil OCR Reading Software, Refreshable Braille Display and CD Reader. In addition to LRC for Visually Challenged, the library has Assistive Technology for Physically Challenged library users as well.

  • State-of-the-Art Assistive Technologies for Visually Challenged
  • Jaws Talking Software, Duxbury Braile Translation software, Sara Book Reader, Angel Book Reader, Plex Talk, CD Reader
  • Zoomex, Zoom Twix and Topaz, Prisma Readers, Bonita Mouse for low vision persons
  • Magic Key-board, Refreshable braille display, Braille Key-board
  • Braille Printer, Graphic Embosser
  • E-mail, Internet search facility
  • Seamless access to E-journals and E-books