One of the bigger challenges we had so far was that Duxbury did not work with Indian languages, and we did not have a software that could make soft copies of books in Indian scripts.
That problem has now been solved by baraha – www.baraha.com – its a free software that makes it possible to create braille documents in Indian languages.
What this means for Indian blid schools and students:
1. It will now be possible to mass print Hindi and other vernacular books, without the need to go to a press – using the braille printer attached to a computer.
2. It will be possible for volunteers to convert the Hindi and other vernacular material available online(in wiki or on blogs) to Braille rather easily.
The challenge, as usual, is getting blind schools to use that printer to its capacity, and the dissemination of these books.