Category Archives: Audio Book Recording

Project : Record Audio Books

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There is a large population of visually challenged children in Bhaarat (India). Audio Books are very useful in helping them learn various subjects.

Youth for Seva – Delhi Chapter has been recording Audio Books since Sep 2012. Based on feedback from blind hostels and schools, our understanding of the work is as follows:

  • CBSE syllabus, IGNOU syllabus and state boards (in that order) – all need to be recorded
  • Recording books in English is simpler due to existence of TTS (Text-to-Speech) software. The shortage is biggest in audio books in Indic languages. Hindi, Telugu and Bangla are where the largest needs exist.
  • Younger children also want to listen to stories
  • Children want to listen to books like life stories of inspiring personalities.

 Goal :

  • Set up a core team that takes consistent care of Audio Book Recording even after the summer vacations.
  • Set up separate teams for
      • Content Creation (Recording Audio Books)
      • Content Tagging as per subject, language, class / Cleaning for noise / Changing formats to a standard
      • Distribution of content – by uploading files on internet (soundcloud, google drive etc.)
      • Partnerships / coordination – with other NGOs doing similar work, with blind schools etc.
  • Record 100 audio books in Hindi during the next 60 days

Ideal Team of Interns :

  • 2 – 3 project coordinators / co-coordinators for each section (Content creation / Tagging / Distribution / Partnerships)
  • 2 – 3 people to take care of file uploading / website
  • 50 – 100 interns / volunteers for recording audio books – can be very well done from home.
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