Talking Book Library:online library catalogue
Established in 1992, the talking book library was started to cater to general reading needs and educational needs of visually impaired students in schools and colleges. The library converts print books into Audio Cassettes and CD’s. Audio master cassettes and CDs are recorded at the recording rooms mostly with the help of volunteers. We record books in fiction, non-fiction and textbooks in various languages. Membership at the library is for a minimal fee and members can borrow books on copies made at the library. The talking book library has helped the visually impaired of all age groups and socio-economic backgrounds through the state and country. The talking book library is a big step for the visually impaired to enable them to attain knowledge and information concerning the world we live in. Mitra Jyothi’s TBL has over 1250 members that include around 30 educational institutions. Other features of the library include ‘Sanchaya’ the monthly audio magazine with over 115 subscribers.
To become a member of our Talking Book Library, please click here for Library Membership Form
Please note that the Mitra Jyothi is a member of the Daisy Forum of India (DFI). DFI is a forum of Not for Profit organizations from India who are involved in production of books and reading materials in accessible formats for persons who cannot read normal print. For more info visit
For more information regarding the Library, please contact L.N.Reddy at 080-22587623/25 Extn:19
Computer Training Centre:
Mitra Jyothi’s Computer Training Centre has been providing computer training to the visually impaired and low vision students since 2005. All our training programs are in technical collaboration with Enable India. So far, we have given computer training for 117 Visually Impaired people in basic computer and conducted TTC (Teachers Training course) for 64 people.
Courses currently in session are the Basic Computer Course (July 2009 to April 2010) and Advance Computer Course (Jan 2010 to June 2010)
Computer Courses at Mitra Jyothi:
For more information regarding our computer classes please contact Suryakant @ 080... or 22587623 Extn 35
Independent Living Skills:
This is training program for visually impaired women in the age group of 18 to 35 years. Visually impaired women are taught life skills like mobility, home management skills, cooking, hygiene etc. It is a residential training program aimed at making the trainees self reliant and independent. This is an ongoing program and anyone can come join us according to what they would like to get out of the course.
For more information regarding Independent Living Skills, please contact Sundareshwari @ 080- 22587623 Extn 23
Braille Transcription Centre:
The Braille Transcription centre was started in 1999 and converts books required by visually impaired students into Braille. Books are printed at the centre on request basis through the year. Majority of the books printed in Braille at Mitra Jyothi are textbooks for students. All visually impaired/low vision people can take advantage of the centre. These books are of great help to students especially at the primary level where remembering spellings is a problem and it improves their vocabulary. The Braille books help students to establish a sound foundation in their academics.
The placement cell was started in 1999, and is open to both the visually impaired, and people with other disabilities as well. We have placed more than 600 candidates with disabilities. Sensitization programs for both employers & employees are conducted through the year. The job placement cell helps find job opportunities according to their skills in various sectors. There is no age bar. It is open for both qualified and non-qualified disabled people. Walk in, get registered under the placement cell with free of cost and look for a better future.
Who can apply for Job Placement?
According to the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Act, 1995, "Disability" includes:
The PWD Act (1995) further defines a "person with disability" as suffering from not less than forty per cent of any disability as certified by a medical authority.