The Talking Book Library located in the new building of the SLFVH is an example of the state of the art services that this centre endeavours to provide to its members. This Library will be immensely helpful to OL and AL visually handicapped students. The Talking Book Library transcribes the full syllabus on tape (talking book). It comprises a recording studio. The Talking Book Library will be of considerable value to those who become blind later in life as it has been experienced that these individuals find it difficult to learn Braille.
Recorded books will be available in cassette form for the visually handicapped students engaged in secondary and tertiary education as well as for adults who obtain membership in the library.
The talking book library comprises of a recording Studio & a Cassette Tape Library. The recording equipment costing Rs. 60,000/= has been gifted by the Australian High Commission in Colombo & Technique International - School of Hair Design and Beauty Therapy.
In addition to this equipment, we require a Spool Tape
Recording Machine, Spool Tapes, Microphones, CD Cutter (Writer) to
make it a fully fledge recording studio.
The Braille Library
After years of endeavouring, finally it has been possible to establish the Braille Library of the Federation through the maganimous generosity of the Sri Lanka Christian Association in London on the initiative of its founder President Ms. Charmaine Jayathilake. The SLCA donated a sum of Stg £ 10,000/= for establishing the library, purchase of furniture and fittings, paper for transcribing etc.. As at November 2002, the library has a collection of ....... books, school texts, religious books and novels. In addition, for the first time in Sri Lanka we have acquired the Oxford Thesaurus, as well as the Oxford Dictionary.
In order to translate a book of 100 printed pages would cost Rs. 3,000/= approximately. The SLFVH is seeking sponsors for meeting the remuneration of the Librarian and the Assistance which would amount to Rs. 8,000/= per month (US$ 95/=).