My name is Hardik Shah, I am the Managing Trustee of Samrat Ben Jamnadas Shah Charitable Trust. We are an NGO and have started providing services of Braille Production. But wait before you think this is just another mail from a Printing Press i suggest you read this mail carefully and form your Opinion. We all know that Braille is the access to literacy for the blind person. The value of literacy in today's world is well documented and accepted. For a person who is blind, Braille provides an opportunity to develop literacy skills just as print materials provide such an experience for the person with sight. However, Braille has unique differences that bring with them challenges for providing quality literacy opportunities. Just as accurate production of print material is critical to the development of high standards of literacy skills for the person with sight, developing the same high standards of literacy skills for the person who is blind likewise requires production of accurate Braille materials. Poorly Brailled materials or inconsistency in Braille formats will cause confusion and slow reading, impeding the persons ability to grasp concepts or keep up with classmates. Poorly prepared materials can sabotage the best instruction by producing confusion, frustration, acquisition of incomplete concepts or acquisition of poor reading strategies, all of which result in producing a poor, reluctant reader. Just as there are nuances to learning to read print material, there are nuances and complexities to learning the Braille system. It is essential that students have access to materials that have been produced by individuals knowledgeable in Braille and tactile graphic production and that these materials are checked for accuracy. Jamnadas Trust shall cater to the needs of Braille production across India with the Following Features. We shall provide Braille on Paper as well as Plastic Sheets. We shall encourage all to have Braille on Plastic as it is more durable in Quality, no effect of Dust, Moisture, Braille getting debossed etc. Braille books can be printed in all Indic languages. Braille Books will contain all the graphical content which means that Tactile images shall be a part of the books itself. Yes All the books that one wants us to print shall have the tactile images. Tactile Images for all standard maps and standard graphics shall be printed and given. In the same context let me also introduce to you about our 2.5 D Tactile Embossing and regular 3D Printing services for anyone who needs them. there is a difference between a tactile embossing on a embosser and a 2.5 D Tactile Embossing. Any other needs in Braille production can be attended to. We shall encourage people associated with colleges and institutes to ask us for samples of our Braille on Plastic sheets since the durability of the brailled plastic sheets will be much longer than the same printed on paper. Cost of the Braille on plastic sheets is marginally high. (Approx Rs 2.5 per page for a page with both sides printing) So Please spread the word and get your printing needs served by us. we have the capacity to print 15000 pages per month and have one institution as our First Customer for whom we are printing 15 School Books. We do not ask for advance payments from any one until we have delivered our Printing. We are a Charitable Trust. All the books that come to us for printing shall automatically be made available as an audio book. so that the sender and others can use the same. more features can be discusses if in case it is of interest to individual users. All are requested to communicate mostly through Emails as the core team has their activities to earn the bread for themselves during the day. The production team is full time though. Thanks in Advance and Cheers to all. (Team: Ashwini Sharma, Kavita, Rahul Sharma, Jigna, Rupesh ) Please send all your queries on my personal Email Id. I can be able to share the details as per your Interests. Regards, Hardik Shah Managing Trustee Samrat Ben Jamnadas Shah Charitable Trust. Register at the dedicated AccessIndia list for discussing accessibility of mobile phones / Tabs on: http://mail.accessindia.org.in/mailman/listinfo/mobile.accessindia_accessindia.org.in Search for old postings at: http://email@example.com/ To unsubscribe send a message to accessindia-requ...@accessindia.org.in with the subject unsubscribe. To change your subscription to digest mode or make any other changes, please visit the list home page at http://accessindia.org.in/mailman/listinfo/accessindia_accessindia.org.in Disclaimer: 1. Contents of the mails, factual, or otherwise, reflect the thinking of the person sending the mail and AI in no way relates itself to its veracity; 2. AI cannot be held liable for any commission/omission based on the mails sent through this mailing list..