The Delhi Public Library (DPL) set it up 50 years ago with a vision of catering to the reading needs of the blind. Today, the Braille Library â€” still the Capitalâ€™s sole public library for the visually impaired â€” lies in a state of severe neglect.
The libraryâ€™s services are stuck in a time warp and its board is sitting on an unused grant of Rs 14 lakh for a decade now. The librarianâ€™s post too is vacant for over a year, and the membership is dwindling (see box). The library staff, transcribers, copy holders and proof readers, follow an archaic process â€” taking over a month to prepare a single Braille copy.