Materials for sale
Manufacturing of Braille Appliances Workshop of the Institute is making such products that are successfully changing the lives of persons with visual impairments.
These products help them function independently in almost all walks of life. Established in 1952 it took the credit of the only supplier of Braille Appliances till 1997, when a workshop was established at Katpadi (Tamil Nadu) by Worth Trust. The workshop produces & distributes a wide range of aids & appliances for writing, computing, mobility, recreation and to carry out routine activities of daily life.
For easy availability of these appliances, the Institute has set up extension sales counters. The Braille Appliances can be purchased on line as well as off line and off the shelf from various sales counters located in different parts of the country.
Equipments are sold to blind individuals at highly subsidized rates. However, institutions have to pay full cost. Catalogue of equipments with their cost is available.Click here to download the Catalogue.(1 MB)
The Institute’s Central Braille Press is the oldest Braille Press in the country established in 1951. Its Regional Braille Press was established in 2008 at Poonamallee, Chennai. They produce Braille text books, reference books and literature of general interest for the visually impaired persons in Hindi, English, Punjabi, Urdu, Sanskrit, Tamil, Garo, Khasi, Lusai & Nepali. We also publish four Braille magazines ‘Antarpath’ focused on women, ‘Braille Dhara’ and ‘Braille Chronicles’ focused on youth and ‘Nayan Rashmi’, a magazine for general masses.
The Braille books can be purchased on line as well as off line and off the shelf from various locations in India. Books are sold to blind individuals at a highly subsidized rate. However, institutions have to pay full cost. Catalogue of Braille literature is available. We have the capacity to produce 8283201 Braille pages per annum. We also collaborate with country’s leading Braille Presses for ensuring timely availability of Braille text books for school going children.
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