JCB Prize for Literature

Tactile Braille Museum Guide Book

The JCB Literature Foundation announced an initiative to make books shortlisted for the JCB Prize for Literature more accessible to the visually impaired, in collaboration with Access For ALL. In its second year of successfully running India’s richest literary prize, the JCB Prize for Literature, the JCB Literature Foundation, which was established as a CSR initiative by the Delhi-based construction equipment manufacturer JCB India, has made significant progress in fulfilling its ambition to create an enduring cultural legacy in the country.

This initiative is an extension of the Foundation’s core objective to increase the readership of Indian books within India by making literature more accessible and inclusive, particularly among vulnerable communities and groups across the country.

The Foundation has also partnered with Access for All to create a physical Braille copy of the 2019 JCB Prize for Literature winner, Madhuri Vijay’s The Far Field. Copies of the book, which will come with a tactile cover, thus providing a complete user experience for the visually impaired, will be donated to Braille libraries across the country.