The Braille Resource Center, formerly known as the Library, was established in 1959 at Block A, Kompleks MAB.
Its main objective is to render services in various media such as audio, large print and digital formats and to become an information collection centre, reference centre and information dissemination for visually impaired persons.
- Braille printing for the purpose of the library users (English and Bahasa Malaysia)
- To maintain regular training of staff in Braille printing and audio recording
- To liaise with overseas institution to improve Braille publishing
- Braille lending library
- Talking Book Services
- Loan of Braille materials
- Book scanning through the computer and reading services for the blind
- Audio Books available in English, Bahasa Malaysia, Tamil and Chinese for the blind
Volunteers help with the lending of braille books in the Library and doing dictation reading for the braillists in order to transcribe books into braille. This led to the Voluntary Braille Transcribing Service (BVTS) at the Library. With the setting of the Audio Unit in the Library in 1989, more volunteers were recruited to help in recording books on to cassette and later on, CDs and MP3s, for loan to the blind. Volunteers were also sent to the university (University of Malaya at the time) to help the blind undergraduates in the reading of print texts and educational materials.
Online volunteer forms are available for volunteers. You may download here.
Please call the MAB Librarian, Farah Jori Abdullah, at 03-22722677 extn. 305, for any queries.