National Institute Of Visually Handicapped (NIVH) is located in an area of about 43 acres on Mussoorie-Dehradun Highway. It is an autonomous body under the Ministry Of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government Of India. Institute is training centre for blind. It is also engaged in production of Braille literature, Aids and Appliances for Visually handicapped . It was registered as a Society in 1982 under Societies Registration Act, 1860, under the administrative control of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.
The Institute has its regional center in Chennai to provide rehabilitation services in the southern states of the country. It renders vocational training at par with NIVH. It also provides rehabilitation services to the rural-based visually handicapped persons through its Community Based Rehabilitation activities.
Research and Development
Crisis Management including therapeutic assistance
Placement and employment
Production of reading material
Manufacture of aids and appliances, and
Library and Information Services.
Education for the Visually Handicapped