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Talking Book Library Facility

The Ability centre for students with special needs is seeking possible ways to assist with students with special needs in their academic careers. offering Digital talking books (DTB) library facility is a result of one such attempt. It is possible to record up to 90 hours on a single CD, thus eliminating the need for a large number of cassettes containing a single analog talking book. Digital recordings also enable students to find information quickly and easily.

It is highly appreciated that the University of Colombo is helping to make our endeavor a reality by financially supporting a project of creation of Digital Talking Books. The production of these text books is a highly labor-intensive process involving the following major steps.

  • Typing the complete text of the book in Unicode.

  • Marking-up the typed text using xhtml.

  • Recording the text.

  • Editing the recorded text.

After the completion of producing the Digital Talking Books, they will be posted on our online library. If you would like to check the available books for download, click on

Online Digital Library


You can browse our online catalogue by clicking on the following link.

Online catalogue








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