World’s first Braille Atlas for visually impaired persons released in New Delhi
Posted on:10 Feb 2017 18:10:22
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10 February 2017 Current Affairs: The Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan released the Special Edition of “Atlas for Visually Impaired (India)” in English Braille in New Delhi. This Braille Atlas has been prepared by National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organisation (NATMO) under Department of S&T. It is world’s first braille atlas for the visually impaired
In the Braille Atlas, maps are raised and embossed with simple point and lines symbols to facilitate users to realize the location and area coverage easily in terms of distinguishable shapes and textures. The legend and reference is also placed on map in Braille script to navigate map.
About 20 maps on different themes of physical, socio-economic and cultural aspects of the country have been incorporated in it.
The Atlas will be distributed free of cost to various schools across the country for educating the students with visual challenges.
It was awarded National award for S&T intervention in empowering the physically challenged by the Prime Minister in January, 2017 at the Indian Science Congress held in Tirupati.
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