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Pune student starts petition to make audio books available

Updated on: 05 April,2021 07:49 AM IST  |  Mumbai
Pallavi Smart |

During the lockdown, a few visually challenged friends approached Palve to help them record notes and textbooks in the audio format and soon he started the initiative Let’s Record – a platform through which he is mobilising volunteers to record notes and textbooks.

Pune student starts petition to make audio books available

Vishal Palve


At a time when online education has become the norm, a Pune-based student has come up with the idea of providing audio books to the visually challenged. Vishal Palve, a Masters student from Pune University, has started a petition online to urge the state board to make such textbooks from all classes available in the audio format.

During the lockdown, a few visually challenged friends approached Palve to help them record notes and textbooks in the audio format and soon he started the initiative Let’s Record – a platform through which he is mobilising volunteers to record notes and textbooks.




Though a number of people approached him from across India and abroad to help create the audio books, Palve believes that it would be better to have standard curriculum textbooks available in audio format and a single platform from where visually challenged students can download them. That is when he started the petition — make a single platform available for blind students to access educational audio books — which has already received more than 20,000 signatures.  “There are more than five million blind students in India. They have the same right to be educated as any other person. 



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