Another round of successful Daisy Players Distribution under ADIP scheme by the Government of India and NIEPVD at Mitra Jyothi on 15th Feb 2020.
DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) Players are small handheld devices, designed to be a complete audio substitute for print material. They are specifically designed for use by people with "print disabilities". DAISY attempts to give the talking book reader the same flexibility that readers of standard print enjoy: navigation by chapter, section, subsection, page and regulate the speaking speed without distortion. Readers can read or skip footnotes, sidebars, or information added specifically for users of the audio version.
All the guests and beneficiaries arrived at Mitra Jyothi in morning and were seated in the auditorium. Mitra Jyothi team welcomed them all. The programme started with an invocation song by one of the students who had come to receive the DAISY player. Madhu ji, Mitra Jyothi team and volunteers took turns to hand over the DAISY players to the beneficiaries. Around 12 Daisy players were distributed on the day. The current computer batch students also joined all in the auditorium. The purpose was to make them aware of the device and its utility in studies.
All the beneficiaries were extremely delighted to receive the DAISY player. Most of them were degree holders. Subhash S. Hariyar is currently pursuing Ph.D in Political Science. He hopes the Daisy player will help him fulfill his dream of becoming a Professor. Gayathri, who is passionate about Indian Music wants to become a music teacher. She plans to use the player to learn more music lessons.
The trainers and staff at Mitra Jyothi worked closely with the beneficiaries to train and acclimatize them to the device so that they can be used effectively. This was followed by a sumptuous lunch for all.
DAISY player is a great assistive educational aid. Mitra Jyothi is proud to host such events and interact with more and more beneficiaries thereby continuously moving ahead on its path of Inspiring and Enabling the Visually Impaired.