Karna Vidya Foundation

Empowerment through Employment for Persons with Visual Impairment.

( Rehabilitation, career guidance and counseling services to persons with visual Impairments children and adults for education, livelihood opportunities.)

Karna Vidya Library

About Us

Since the inception of Karna Vidya Reading Centre, over the years, a lot of useful material was collected through the volunteers. In 2003, it was felt that the next logical step forward would be setting up of a dedicated library – which would exclusively cater to the needs of the visually challenged and could be used as a database and a reference centre.

Facilities offered

Karna Vidya Library was established in 2003 whose services include:

  • Circulation of academic contents in the form of Cassettes/CD/MP3.
  • Acquiring resources including books, Braille transcripts and audio recordings.
  • Recording, dubbing and digitization of academic contents.
  • Book circulation.
  • Procuring and providing audio recording and listening devices to deserving candidates.
    • The centre has sophisticated machines such as Sara,  (scanning And Reading Appliances)which scans a book and reads it out for the blind.
  • The centre has DAISY(Digital Access Information System), by which audio books can be stored and played later, either chapter by chapter or para by para.
  • The students are also taught to use the internet with support of special screen reading software.

Contact Us

Karna Vidya Library,
GB, Ground Floor,
Old No.9 / New No.17, Padmanabha View Apartments
Gandhinagar 1st cross street, Adayar,
Chennai-600 020,


Mrs.Shyla Vishwanathan

Mobile  93810 04365

Email   shylavish@gmail.com

Mrs.Shashikala Subramanian

Mobile  98402 31910

Email   shashisubbu@gmail.com

Working                                 Saturday 09.30AM to 01.30PM (IST)
Back-office                            Tuesdays 09.30AM to 01.30PM (IST)


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