A highly progressive special school for blind children in a typically rural environment, a Resource Center with a Science Lab, a Touch-and-tell museum and a Geography room so rare elsewhere in the country, a wealth of cultural and co-curricular activities. “AOF-AICB Centre of Excellence” ( Computer training for children)
Access to knowledge and information: A high-speed state-of-the-art Braille Press established with support from NABP, with the capacity to produce Braille at the astounding rate of 1200 characters per second through 3 computerized high power Embossers, provision of textbooks to all blind children in a number of States either free or at highly subsidized costs, a recording studio-cum-cassette library providing books to college students on easy to operate cassettes, publication of 4 magazines in Braille and on cassettes, production in Braille of three reputed children’s print journals, a wide range of reports on various research projects completed by the Confederation, production into Braille of a wide array of general knowledge books, stories, drama and novels in English and Hindi, bringing out into Braille textbooks in Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Punjabi, Malayalam and Kannada.
Training and Employment: Braille Stenography and Computer Training courses, Crisis Management Unit for helping recently blinded persons to overcome the retarding effects of their visual disability, O.& M., ADL and Home Management training, placement of over 325 ex-trainees of Stenography courses in various government departments, banks and public sector undertakings, placement in industrial and other forms of employment.
Rehabilitation: CBR projects in a number of States, provision of financial assistance to blind persons to enable them to start income-generating activities in rural areas, providing pensions to elderly blind persons, a Day-Care Center for the geriatric group of blind persons.
Prevention of Blindness and Eye-Care: Eye screening for thousands of school children and adults, providing free eye glasses to the poor and the needy, IOL surgeries.
Women Empowerment: A hostel for College-going blind girls providing free facilities and reading materials, merit scholarships to blind girls studying at post-graduate level, intensive leadership training and personality building programmes.