27th New Delhi World Book Fair to focus on ‘Readers with Special Needs’
The New Delhi World Book Fair, in its 27th edition, will focus on ‘Readers with Special Needs’, to promote the idea of inclusive learning through a series of exhibitions of audio, silent, tactile and Braille books. Organised by National Book Trust, in association with ITPO, the annual fair will be open at Pragati Maidan here on January 5. It will be inaugurated by Union Minister Prakash Javadekar. The theme pavilion this year will exhibit over 500 books, including integrated print-Braille books, books for differently-abled, children with sight or ear impairment, autistic children, readers with ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) among others. “This year the World Book Fair will focus on the reading needs of the differently-abled. They are usually looked at with pity, but we want people to realise they deserve as much respect as anyone else.