Indian Association for the Blind

Working Towards Self-Sufficiency

Since inception the primary goal of IAB has been to make the visually challenged independent in every which way. Apart from providing education that equips students with knowledge, confidence and independence, IAB takes several initiatives to ensure that its students are highly employable. Comprehensive skill training is imparted to train students in areas of their interest and to enable them to access mainstream employment opportunities.
Computer training
Realizing the importance of computer literacy, IAB began its IT programme in 2005 with specially qualified Teachers.
BPO training
BPO skills and are gainfully employed through the active on campus employment cell. Students have found placement in Tata DoCoMo, Sun Direct and other well-known organisations.
Printing and book binding training
This is the latest initiative from IAB that began in 2013. The training programme aims to impart useful printing and packaging skills to the visually challenged.
Finishing school
Besides vocational training IAB coaches visually challenged students to confidently take up competitive exams for public and private sector jobs.
Basic engineering
IAB established a basic engineering course in 2010 that trains visually challenged students to operate machines. The useful initiative also addresses the employment needs of the visually challenged who are non-graduates.
My goal has always been equality of opportunities and experience for people with visual disabilities. People need to be sensitized to the potentials and problems. of the visually impaired. They are no different from others. Typically society tends to overestimate the disability and underestimate the potentials of people with disabilities
reiterates Jinnah.