Andhra University seeks agreement with Bookshare

Bookshare makes available free download of books in English and Telugu belonging to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Boards.

Published: 23rd January 2017 03:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd January 2017 03:19 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

VISAKHAPATNAM: The  School of Distance Education, Andhra University, conducted a workshop on ‘New Reading Solutions, Accessible Books for Visually Impaired Persons’ in collaboration with Bookshare, Benetech USA, the World’s largest digital online library, for the print disabled on Sunday. 

On the occasion, V-C G Nageswar Rao appreciated the role of Bookshare in enabling visually impaired students to have an access to digital course material. Registrar V Uma Maheswara Rao  recalled the services rendered by Helen Keller in developing Braille language for the visually impaired and underscored the advantage of digital study material. Nearly 100 students and persons with visual impairment from the AU and nearby districts attended the workshop. Later, the Bookshare team explained the digital online library platform and demonstrated the method of downloading and reading various academic books. 

Free download of Telugu books  

Bookshare makes available free download of books in English and Telugu belonging to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Boards, books of Intermediate and the course materials of UG and PG programmes of the SDE. Bookshare has more than 5,00,000 books for free download for any person with a medical certificate as proof of their print disability.


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