NGOs in India

NGOs for the Blind in India

Akhil Bhartiya Netrahin Sangh

Raghubir Nagar, B-3 Block, Baba Ramdev Marg Road, No. 29 , Raghubir Nagar, New Delhi - 110027 (Near Goodaiwalla Mandir and Raghubir Nagar Bus Stop)

+91 1125449519

Akhil Bhartiya Netrahin Sangh*

Akhil Bhartiya Netrahin Sangh

Akhil Bhartiya Netrahin Sangh Working For Visually Impaired.

All India Confederation of the Blind

Near Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital, Sector-5, Rohini, Delhi-110085.

+91-011 2705 4082 / 0915



Braille Press


  • 4 magazines in braille and on cassettes, 3 children’s print journals and reports on research projects in braille

  • Monthly Audio-Journal 'Shravanika' in Hindi

  • 12 periodicals in English, Hindi, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi and Tamil languages.

  • Women's magazines (monthly) in braille in Hindi, Gujarati, Kannada and Tamil.

  • Braille Books: Stories, drama and novels in English and Hindi and textbooks in Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Punjabi, Malayalam and Kannada.

  • Audio Books: Reading material for blind students pursuing higher education

  • Books: Reminiscences, Maa Se Maa Tak, Combating Discrimination, Some Path-Breaking Initiatives for the Visually Impaired, Combating Discrimination, word document, Abilities Redefined, 40 life stories, Status of blind women, Teaching Computer Applications.

  • Hand Book: Visually impaired ladies.

All India Confederation of the Blind (AICB)

All India Confederation of the Blind (AICB)

All India Confederation of the Blind (AICB) is a body of blind persons working for and with the blind community. It is made up of various state level associations/organizations, starting from the grass root level. It has 24 affiliates across the country, over 100 staff members, budget of over 25 million rupees, and over 20 projects and services. The activities on AICB include:

This model school provides a program of multifaceted educational activities.

For details check Schools for the Blind in India page.

CBR is intended to facilitate maximum inclusion and participation of our clients within the rural communities. Under this identified blind and low vision persons are imparted training in self-help skills and are provided training in vocational skills most appropriate to their specific family situations.

For details check Support Groups and Services for the Blind in India page.

Set up in 1997 with assistance from the Norwegian Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted (NABP), also assisted by the Swiss Umbrella Association of the Blind (SNAB) the Press today is the largest Braille printing house in the country with many notable accomplishments to its credit. It has received Best National Braille Printing Press Award twice (2009 & 2012) from the Union Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.

For details check Braille Production Centers in India page.

AICB continuously endeavors to provide women opportunities for adequate participation in all of its on-going educational, training and rehabilitation activities. Besides, the Confederation conducts the following special programs exclusively for the benefit of visually impaired women:

  • Merit Scholarships

  • Intensive Training Course For Visually Impaired Women

  • Award of Computers

  • Women Magazines

  • DVBS Supported Hostel for Blind girl-Students/trainees

For details check Support Groups and Services for the Blind in India page.

Creating a just and equitable society by combatting all forms of discrimination against the visually impaired and helping them obtain their rights, is at the core of AICB's advocacy initiatives.

For details check Advocacy and Awareness for the Blind in India page.

To enable visually impaired youngsters to keep pace with rapid changes in technologies and job-market requirements, AICB provides training in the use of computers. Speech synthesizers and special software which convert text to speech are used for the above mentioned purpose.

For details check Training and Vocation for the Blind in India page.

In early eighties, we started training in Braille shorthand and typewriting, in both Hindi and English. This has helped in creating a totally new employment possibility for persons with visual impairment. Over 350 blind men and women have been placed in Govt. departments, nationalized banks and public sector undertakings.

For details check Training and Vocation for the Blind in India page.

Restriction in the ability to move around is viewed as a major limitation of visual disability. AICB strives to help its clients overcome this limiting condition as well.

For details check Training and Vocation for the Blind in India page.

AICB supports persons losing sight later in life either during young adulthood or during employment through counselling and skilling.

For details check Support Groups and Services for the Blind in India page.

AICB is committed to the principle that training in itself is not enough and must result in placement in remunerative work-opportunities. Thus, the major focus of our placement services is to secure meaningful jobs for our trainees, commensurate with their qualifications and at par with their sighted counterparts in respect of salaries and work conditions.

For details check Employment for the Blind in India page.

AICB provide a lof of resources for the blind, including:

  • Audiobooks

  • Audio Magazine

  • Braille Books

For details check Learning Resources for the Blind in India page.

Anugraha Drishtidaan*

Anugraha Drishtidaan brings light in the life of people and provide them "Right to Sight". Its mission is to provide quality and affordable services both preventive and curative to public suffering from eye ailments and make sincere efforts to sensitize all concerned to participate and contribute in eliminating avoidable blindness with special care to poor, neglected, women and children.

Anugraha Drishitidaan

37A, 1001 1st Floor, Pratap Nagar, Mayur Vihar, Phase-1, Delhi-110019 (INDIA)

+91 11-22751327 / 43103748

Blind Organization of India

114 & 114-A, MT House, Plot No. 32, Gate No. 7, N.C.C., Malwani, Malad (W), Mumbai - 400 095.

022-28804569 / 7857 / 28882217

Blind Organization of India*

Blind Organization of India

Blind Organization is an organization that is working for over 16 years for the individual and also for the family of blind people and also fights for the rights and needs of the peoples who are visually impaired or blind. To work for the welfare of blind and rehabilitate the lives of the blind peoples irrespective of the nationality, religion or socio-economic status. To Eradicate curable blindness. To fulfill the basic needs of the individual and family of blind people. Socio-economic rehabilitation of the visually challenged in mainstream, through education, training and employment

Blind People's Association

Jagdish Patel Chowk, Surdas Marg, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad – 380015. India

+91 79 26303346 / 26305082

Blind People's Association (BPA)*

Blind People's Association


  • Blind Women Association: Help women with visual impairment by providing scholarship, education and self-employment

  • Distance Education Department: Offering Educational Planning & Management, Curriculum Designing & research (Course code: MMD-013), Teaching of Science (Course code: MMDE-017) of RCI

  • KAUSHALYA VARDHAN KENDRA (Skill Enhancement Center): Trades in Repair and Maintenance of Cellular Phone and Craft and Design trained at KVK, VASTRAPUR

  • Talking ATM Project with XRCVC,


Blind Persons' Association, Kolkata

Blind Persons' Association, Kolkata

BPA was established in December 5, 1946. by a few educated and conscious blind youth under the presidentship of Late Nagendranath Sengupta, professor of Bangabasi College, to promote self-confidence and self-dependence among their fellow brothers and sisters.

It works in the following:

  • Education of the Blind

  • Braille Press and Library Project

  • Employment

  • Social Security

  • Social Placement

  • Re-Education of the General Society

  • Braille, Audiobook and other publications

  • Advocacy and Awareness

Braille Books

BPA provide Braille books in English and Bengali to students with blindness or low vision in India for INR 10 per Braille volume. Institutions can buy these books at paper cost. Several braille books produced at the Braille press at Lal Bihari Shah Braille Academia are available.


BPA offers audio books in English and Bengali free or at media cost to the blind readers. Free download is available for selected audio books and stories. Any print-disabled person may collect these audio / talking books on his memory drive absolutely free or at the cost of CD/DVD.

Audiobooks are not normally AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD. Members and any print-disabled reader can collect audio books from us at distribution cost of Rs. 50 per CD. For postal delivery you have to pay Rs. 20 for every two CDs or DVDs for shipping and handling. Non-members have to submit an authenticated proof of print-disability. It may be collected by a reader free on his flash drive.

Besides the audiobooks produced by BPA, audiobooks collected from other sources are also available from the library on request. These books are recorded for the benefit of print-disabled readers under S52 (1) (zb) of the Copyright Act of India, 1957 (amended in 2012). Any unauthorized reproduction or editing of these talking books is strictly prohibited.

Free Audiobooks

BPA has posted some of some of the audiobooks for free download. The list is limited due to copyright restrictions.

  • PadmaNadir Majhi by Manik Bandyopadhyay – Bengali

  • Madhabi Kankan by Ramesh Chandra Dutta – Bengali

  • Daisy version of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 – English

  • Daisy version of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules, 2017 – English

  • Folk Tales From Around the World – English

A member of BPA or a print disabled person, may obtain a copy of every new audio book. A download link to a list of Audio Book Listeners are sent by email against an email with membership details or print disability certificate.

Shrutikalpa: Online Quarterly Magazine in Bengali Audio

This audio magazine is available on Youtube every three months on the first day of Baishak, Shraban, Ashwin and Magh. Subscribe to Shrutikalpa for new posts on this free literary magazine.

Bengali Short Stories

BPA regularly uploads Bengali short stories on Shrutikalpa channel since last April 2019.