Braille Books Project for Blind and Visually Impaired students

Books For All (BFA) had launched the Wall Hung Libraries (WHL) Project for schools in urban and rural villages in the year 2021 to give the joy of reading to children who have no access to books other than course books and inculcate reading habits among them. The feedback was so encouraging that BFA not only planned a major initiative to expand the WHL Project but also planned to address the reading needs of blind and visually impaired students.

Thus SPARSH (Sensory Perception Aids for developing Reading and Studying Habits) for the Visually Challenged Students was launched in October 2023. The initiative aims to provide Braille and Tactile books for blind and visually impaired students. Since October 23, BFA has reached out to more than 200 Blind Institutions & we have provided Braille story books to 104 institutions, catering to the needs of over 3500 visually impaired students and plan for at least 150 schools in 2024-25.