Library

HELLEN KELLER UNIT

Helen Adams Keller was born on June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama. She was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf & blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become widely known through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker. Her birthday on June 27 is commemorated as Helen Keller Day in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and was authorized at the federal level by presidential proclamation by President Jimmy Carter in 1980, the 100th anniversary of her birth. A prolific author, Keller was well-travelled and outspoken in her convictions. A member of the Socialist Party of America and the Industrial Workers of the World, she campaigned for women's suffrage, labor rights, socialism, and other radical left causes. She was inducted into the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame in 1971.

Mata Sundri College has 4 visually impaired students and 1 faculty. The college has 5 physically impaired students. The College management has shown a keen interest in working for these students and is constantly engaged in providing various facilities to these students to allow them to mix with other students and to study in a comfortable and better environment.

Library has maintained a Hellen Keller Unit for Visually impaired users which comprises of:

  • Braille Material (FYUP Material)
  • Audio CDs (FYUP Material)
  • Circulation of braille material and audio CDs
  • Two separate computer systems installed with JAWS software and headphones for the students.
  • Library provides the membership of “BRAILLE LIBRARY” (at Delhi University) to visually impaired students so that they can access all the resources available for them in Delhi University.
  • Library staff has been specially instructed / trained to help the special students whereever required.

Future Plans :

Future Plans include Ramp to reach the library and Signs, symbols and texts in braille to make the library easily accessible to the special students.