Donate a DAISY PLAYER for reading talking books to a blind student

by Andhjan Kalyan Trust


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Blind student can listen to recorded material in DAISY format through a supported player. DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) is a technical standard for digital audioBlind student listening from DAISY format player
books, periodicals and computerized text. DAISY is designed to be a complete audio substitute for print material and is specifically designed for use by people with print disabilities, including blindness, impaired vision, and dyslexia.

The students can record lectures and read books through the player which records in DAISY format. This provides a a unique navigational system through which a reader can easily and quickly, access the material not only chapter wise, section wise or subsection wise, but also page wise. They can reach the required heading/page/section almost effortlessly within no time. This system is economical as well as portable. Students can also take the note of the lecture through recording.

Your donation of Rs. 7900 will be used to purchase a DAISY format player for the blind person at the Andhjan Trust.


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Andhjan Kalyan Trust

About the organization

Established in December 1992, Andhjan Kalyan Trust is a non-profit and non-governmental organization working for the all round development and welfare of the disabled to provide rehabilitative services to the disabled to make them socially and financially self-reliant. It was a joint effort among visually challenged persons of Saurashtra region in Gujarat State of India, It functions Nationally and Internationally when and where any necessity arises for the cause of the disabled. Initially, Andhjan Kalyan Trust was set up for the welfare of the blind, but it felt a great need to undertake educational and rehabilitation programmes for the welfare of other categories of the disabled including Visually Impaired, Hearing Impaired, Mentally Retarded, Orthopedically Handicapped as well as Multi - Handicapped and Cerebral Palsy-Stricken people. The activities of the trust are as under : 1) Computer training center for the visually impaired 2) Computer training and examination center for the disabled employees 3) Talking book library for the visually impaired 4) Braille production center 5) Residential care center for the mentally challenged 6) Deaf blind education project 7) Late Aboti nathalal jamnadas memorial best scholar award 8) Free distribution of aids and appliances to the disabled people 9) Job placement 10) Awareness programs & advocacy 11) Sports and cultural activities
Please click here to view the financial for FY 2010-12 Please click here to view the financial for FY 2011-13
Dharmistha lost her vision at age 14, while studying in the 9th standard. She thought that she could not continue studying and dropped out of school. She was completely disheartened, grew isolated, and was unwilling to participate in any activity. . After five years Dharmistha and her parents came to our institute where they saw blind students studying with special equipments. Dharmistha became inspired and joined. She learned to read and write Braille, used the library extensively, and participated in many extracurricular activities. We also gave her home management training to make her self-sufficient around the house. . Dharmistha's activities at the Andhjan Kalyan institute prepared her well for a normal life. She passed the 12th standard with first class marks and can now take of herself. She is married to a music teacher and enjoys full inclusion in society. Rahim joined our Residential Care Centre with Cerebral Palsy and Mental Retardation. His recognition and language skills were quite poor. He could not even communicate his basic needs. His gross motor skills were also quite limited. He resisted changes. . AKT used a hands-on teaching and training approach to provide Rahim with basic skills, and broke down all instruction into simple procedures. AKT found that Rahim responded very well to these methods and was able to understand and follow quite well. He learned very quickly and was also eager to advance. . Rahim has improved tremendously in just one year and has quickly picked up several concepts. His cognition skills have improved and his now able to read. He can now take a bath and use the toilet without help, and indicates his needs with his hands. He has grown into a boy who has his own views.
S.No. Members of the board Designation
1. Prof B. Y Mehta President
2. Mr. Y. F Kapadia Vice-president
3. Mr. Praful N Vyas Managing Trustee and Hon. Secretary
4. Mrs L R Jamariya Treasurer
5. Mr P K Sharma T

Ambawadi, Junagadh road, Dhoraji, Dist - rajkot Gujarat - 360410, India. Contact Person: Praful N vyas, Managing Trustee & Hon. Secretary Phone: (02824)223502 Mobile: 91-9428261878 Email: Website: