top of page

VT Seva Lend Your Voice



Do you like to read story books to others? Then this is the project for you !


We have 5000+ story books all the way back from 1950s like, Chandamama books that many of us would have read in our childhood. Through this project, we will be converting all of them into accessible audio books and then uploaded into online library from which any visually impaired person can download and listen.


With 700+ VT Seva volunteers, we converted 175+ books (50,000 pages) for Digital Library project. These are school and college textbooks, we converted

All the books that we converted so far (About 175 books and 50000 pages) are school and college textbooks. We converted many CBSE school textbooks (grades 1-10), B.Com / BSc college textbooks, IAS examination textbooks that are now available to tens of thousands of visually impaired students across India. All these books were requested directly either by the schools, colleges or individuals for their curriculum, so the adoption rate is 100%.


With the success of ongoing Digital library project, we are pretty sure we will get all of your help with Lend Your Voice project to convert the story books and make this one also an impactful project.


Requirements

Hardware/Software:

* Computer: PC or a Mac

* External Microphone: optional, but recommended

* Software - Audacity: optional, but recommended (https://www.audacityteam.org)

Recording Requirements:

For each story:

* Record in a separate file

* Read the Story/Chapter name and Author name

* Read the disclaimer at the beginning of each file

* Save the file as .WAV or as mp3

* Upload the audio file at the bottom of this page


Once the registration is completed, expect to receive a welcome email in 2-3 days which has further details. Please make sure to check in all folders including spam folder in your email within a week of registering to watch out for the Welcome email with details.

Audio Recording Guidelines

Identify a quiet place without any external or background noises (large appliances like refrigerators, heating & air conditioning vent fans, running water...)

* Read every word and pronounce all the text clearly and aloud

* Maintain a steady pace and volume levels

* Eliminate any "mouth sounds" and audio gaps

* Pause the audio recording if you have to take a break and continue the recording when you are ready

* Use nuances and appropriate emphasis and emotions that best deliver the story

* Read out the book loud before recording to:

- identify your rhythm and narrating flow

- practice difficult words and phrases

- avoid tripping over the sentences

* Record a demo and play it back to:

- make sure that your recording has no glitches and can be played back

- make sure there are no background noise, h






1,391 views0 comments

Fuel positive change with your donation – every contribution counts!

bottom of page