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16 Oct 2019

Badung Regency Library and Archives Service Office Prepares Services for Blind People

Medan Merdeka Selatan, Jakarta - The Library and Achives Service Office of Badung Regency is preparing a special additional service for blind people. This was done so that the diffable people with visual impairment could use library services.

This was conveyed by the Head of Badung Regency Library and Archives Service Office, Ni Wayan Kristiani during a visit to National Library Service Building, Wednesday (10/16). Kristiani said, she wanted to do something in order to give more attention to blind people, especially in terms of reading.

"They have the right to get information from books, therefore we provide services for the diffable, especially those who are blind. At present there are already several computers that contain material for them, but after seeing the disability services in National Library, it seems that audiobooks are more accessible to people with visual impairment," he said.

Kristiani also said that the children in Badung regency are happy to read, making her overwhelmed because the books available are limited.

"There are already 60 elementary schools working with us, through Pustaka Gita digital library, students can borrow books after it was borrowed, the books will be stored on students' laptops or mobile phones. And students can read offline within the borrowing time limit. And the books are still lacking, we hope there is cooperation with National Library related to the procurement of books," she explained.

Meanwhile, Director of National Library, Muhammad Syarif Bando, appreciated the performance of Badung Regency Library and Archives Service Office which also supports in increasing reading fondness among children, as well as people with disabilities.

"In the future we can work together on diffable services that are currently being prepared by Badung Library and Archives Service Office, one of which is by assigning braile-skilled staff. Moreover, for children's books procurement can be immediately recorded what titles are needed. Because indeed, almost all regions that we visited, children had difficulty in getting reading material," he said.

Reporter: Wara Merdekawati

Photographer: Raden Raditya

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