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Chakshumathi is a nongovernmental, not for profit organization based in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, working for developing resources for the use of visually impaired people.[1][2] It is an "Empowerment and Assistive Technology Centre for Blind". The organization, which was inaugurated in June 2011, is a member of DAISY Forum of India. The organization is currently headed by V.K. Damodaran, a former President of Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishad.

The organization is engaged in the following activities:

  • Publication of textbooks and other books for general reading in the DAISY standard.
  • Publication of a fortnightly in Malayalam in the DAISY standard.
  • Making available to visually impaired persons books in DAISY standard from libraries throughout the world.
  • Organising workshops on assistive technologies for the visually impaired.[3]
  • Providing training in the production of books and other materials in DAISY standard.
  • Giving job training to visually impaired persons to help them engage in economically productive activities.

External links[edit]

  • Website of Chakshumathi: Chakshumathi
  • Website of DAISY Forum of India: DFI


  1. ^ "Chakshumathi: Introduction". Archived from the original on 16 October 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Sangeetha Nair (1 October 2013). "Chakshumathi's braille/computer vidhyarambam". The Times of India. 
  3. ^ "Workshop on Assistive Technology for Blind and Visually Impaired". Retrieved 16 October 2013.