A Book "Equip your World" (A Synoptic view of Access Technologies for the Visually Challenged) published by National Institute for the Visually Handicapped (NIVH) , Dehradun is available for sale at the cost of Rs. 760/- (Packing & forwarding Charges extra). The book can be purchased offline from the Central Braille Press of NIVH at Dehradun. Those who can visit Central Braille Press (C.B.P) , NIVH, Dehradun can purchase the book on payment of the cost mentioned above & those who wish to procure the book by post may send the payment by pay order/cheque/demand draft of Rs. 830/- in favour of Director, NIVH including packing & forwarding charges. The 11 chapters in the book are designed to take the reader through the basics of technology, screen readers , low vision aids, Braille reading writing and production system, other scanning and reading solutions, daily use products , educational aids, handy apps for phones & Tablets , useful online resources.
National Institute for the Visually Handicapped hosts three National Libraries that are capable of accommodating reading interest of visually impaired persons, scholars, researchers & professionals working in the field of visual disability. A rich anthology of literature concerning general & disability specific subjects in print. Braille & talking books, adorn the bookshelves of the three libraries. These libraries are unique in terms of serving their membership at their doorstep that number approximately 27000. Keeping in view the limited access of the visually impaired people to public libraries & others & to realize the aim of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan the Braille & Talking Book Library has opened up library extension service counters in different parts of the country. Till date 35 extension counters have been established.
National Braille Library
The National Braille Library has approximately 91000 volumes on its shelves comprising over 13,000 titles. For providing a rich collection of Braille literature, the National Braille Library collaborates with Library of Congress USA; Royal National Institute for the Blind, U.K.; and American Federation for the Blind, USA. It is capable of catering to diverse reading interests of visually impaired persons. To facilitate free delivery of Braille Books at the doorsteps of the members, the Braille Library has come up with a novel scheme of free delivery of books on demand. All the members are provided a catalogue & they can communicate their request by phone, letter or by simply downloading the form. At any given time, a member can borrow two titles or ten volumes.
National Talking Book Library
Following the adage of Education & Entertainment the Talking Book Library is rendering invaluable service to the visually impaired persons including children. Being the largest library in the country, it has a rich collection of literature on possibly every subject. The library produces audio books in Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Urdu & some regional languages. With an elegant stock of over 4500 titles it is benefiting more than 18000 people across the country.
The print library of NIVH has over 17000 books on its shelves. It is the richest reservoirs of literature on disability and special education. Over 4000 scholars and researchers consult this library every year.
In Persuance of Order dated 07-09-2016 of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Department of Persons with Disablities, the name of the Institute has been changed as