“Buddy” Player wins the Manthan Award for South Asia, 2009

11 February 2009 by Vriti Mehdiratta

The Buddy player designed by Bisquare for the Daisy Forum of India, won the 2009 Manthan Award in the e-inclusion category. The Daisy Forum of India  is an umbrella organization of around 80 groups from all over India that aim to make print text accessible to the blind.

Conceived about six years ago by the New Delhi-based Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), the Manthan awards recognize South Asian projects  (from eight South Asian countries, including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan) that are striving to fuel development through digital inclusion across a variety of sectors, such as health, education, business, rural development, environment and culture.

‘Buddy player’ is the world’s cheapest Digital Talking Book Player. It is an Assistive Media Player that can read aloud digitally converted books and printed material (as per the DAISY STANDARDS) for the visually impaired and print-disabled.



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