Indian Association for the Blind

Higher Secondary Special School

Faculty that was specially qualified was further trained to impart education to the visually challenged by leveraging technology. The efforts and the commitments of the Teachers have paid off with the school achieving almost 100% results in the class X and XII board exams since 1995. The School follows the same syllabus as institutions for sighted children. It is only the method of instruction and mode of examination that varies with students writing their board exams with the help of scribes.

More than two decades ago when IAB Higher Secondary School was set up it was on a small scale with just a handful of students. Today it is the only co-educational higher secondary school of its kind in Tamil Nadu and boasts of well-equipped classrooms, smart computer labs, libraries and impressive playground. The generous support of Help the Blind Foundation, Hong Kong, has facilitated the school’s development. The school reaches out to the needy by providing free education to 130 students from middle to higher secondary level.
Higher Secondary Special School
In June 1992, IAB took its first step towards its mission of making the visually challenged independent by setting up the IAB Higher Secondary School.
College Education: Under and Post-graduation
In keeping with its mission to empower the visually challenged to realize their potential, IAB took yet another gigantic step with the inception of the Integrated Education Program in 1985.
Library: Audio and Braille Library
IAB has always believed that the visually challenged should enjoy equal opportunity. In line with this vision it was important to provide them with ready access to information. This led to the establishment of a well-equipped Braille and Audio Library in 1995.
IAB’s philosophy is to look beyond itself and reach out to the visually challenged in various ways. This has seen the organization take several unique initiatives over the years.
Extracurricular activities
IAB has always believed in the holistic development of the visually challenged. Treating them on par with sighted individuals, IAB has ensured that on its campus academics goes hand-in-hand with extra-curricular activities.
People were more likely to give alms to a blind person. There was no awareness of the potentialities of such people and their need to be treated with dignity and respect
says Jinnah.