THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : If a volunteer’s voice samples are found good, he or she will be given the software programme for recording and editing voice.
B Arch student Anova, who has signed up for the programme, said: “I could record four textbooks at home, in the middle of my exams and presentations. Moreover, it feels great to know that something so simple as donating our voice could make such a difference in people’s lives.” “It is just like reading a book, but you need to read out loud,” said Sreeja, an editor at Daisy Production Centre. While recording voice is easy, editing it isn’t. Rajneesh S S, a computer instructor at the Jagathy school, said: “When it comes to editing, I don’t have a helping hand. Since I am partially blind, sometimes it can be very taxing.”
At the Kerala Federation of the Blind and Chakshumathi, there are two and three editors respectively. Another limitation is that, if the volunteers don’t own computers, they have to find time on a day between Monday and Saturday as the recording studios remain shut on Sundays.