Digital Talking books produced by Samrita Trust for education and employment of the blind students are for exclusive benefit of blind students only and they are donated FREE to blind students on as required basis. Hence they can be obtained only by registered members of Digital Talking Book Library of Samrita Trust. Educational institutions, like schools and colleges, providing education to blind students can become a member by paying membership fees of Rs 100(Rupees One hundred only).
Talking books are available to get jobs by passing competitive examinations and interviews. Click Talking books for Jobsand search for the books you need. Examinations covered are DEd and BEd entrance examinations, Clerks and Probationary Officers in Banks, JAAIB and CAIIB examinations of Banks, DSC, Group II, Group IV, RRB(Non Tech), Panchayat Secretaries andStaff assistants. Special talking books are also available for Model Interviews, Soft Skills, Mock Test papers of five subjects in Common Written Examinations of Banks and Govt. jobs.
Digital Talking Books are now available in MP3 or DAISY or e-Book or EPUB formats. They require digital devices like MP3 Player, DAISY player, Cellphone, Tablet Computer, Laptop or Desktop computer for listening.
Government of India, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, have published ADIP scheme 2014, in which assistive devices are authorized liberally. Every blind student can get aids worth Rs 10,000 to 12,000. Aids authorized are as per latest technology. Blind children studying in schools and colleges are authorized to get assistive devices as ADIP Kits. Click "ADIP KITS-2014" to know the device included in the kits. Tablet computers, DAISY players, Smart phones and Smart canes are now authorized.
Blind students in schools have to apply to NIVH through their schools. Blind students in colleges in Andhra Pradesh &Telangana have to apply for the devices through the Assistant Director(Disabled Welfare) of the native district, who in turn will send the applications to APVCC or TGVCC for approval and supply. APVCC & TGVCC will procure the items and supply to the Assistant Directors in the districts for issue to blind students. Copies of BonafideStudent Certificate, Disability Certificate, AadharCard, Ration Card/Income Certificate and Caste Certificate,if applicable, are to be included with the applications for ADIP items.
Computer Based Test likely in April / May 2018.