TheÂ Sugamya PustakalayaÂ is the aggregator of accessible versions of books available in India. This library has been created byÂ DAISY Forum of India Â to provide access to books to persons with print disabilities. It is poised to become the largest collection of books in accessible formats in India and a one-stop resource for the reading requirements of all those persons who due to blindness, weak eyesight or any other disability cannot read the standard print.
Bookshare, the largest International online library for persons with print disabilities is also integrated into Sugamya Pustakalaya. All the titles available in Bookshare library for India can be searched and downloaded through the Sugamya Pustakalaya.
5,25,176 Books in 8 languages are available for download The Sugamya Pustakalaya is providing books primarily in DAISY, EPUB and BRF format. The files downloaded from this online library can be read on computers, mobile phones, tablets and dedicated eBook readers. It will soon implement DAISY online protocol for providing direct download to mobile apps and compatible DAISY hardware players.
The key stakeholders and beneficiaries of Sugamya Pustakalaya are:
These stakeholders are given log in accounts on Sugamya Pustakalaya with different privileges. For example, the content producers can only upload books whereas the persons with print disabilities can only download books. The Sugamya Pustakalaya secretariat supervises the overall process and has the rights to register organizations and publishers
Anyone can visit the Sugamya Pustakalaya website and checkout the collection of books. The user account details are required only when content is to be downloaded.