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Indian Association for the Blind

Support Services

Taking the initiative to spread knowledge

Mr. S.M.A Jinnah handing over scholarship to children of blind parents
Braille Books Production machine

Braille Books Production House

Established in 1999, the Braille book production house makes all printed materials accessible in Braille format for children and adult with visual challenges. It began as a small initiative that made available Braille books for students of IAB. Currently the braille books produced in IAB are available to all visually challenged people in Tamil Nadu. ...


Audio Books being recorded in a recording studio by recording artist

Audio Books

IAB’s audio book service was launched in 1995 to make more books accessible for people with visual challenges. Currently IAB’s audio books are available for visually challenged people through out Tamil Nadu....


Visually impaired youth working with mechanical tools

Independent Living Skills

This program helps visually challenged children and adults to develop, acquire and apply life skills to live independently. ...


Visually impaired trainer explaining a technology to visually impaired student using i pad

Technology Support

Through this initiative IAB bridges the gap between conventional technology and the visually challenged by helping them use specially adaptation that make gadgets like phones, computers to talking books completely accessible and user friendly for visually challenged. ...


Mr. S.M.A Jinnah talking to a disabled person holding his hands

Legal Aid Service

Initiated in 2013 this project provides provide various legal entitlements for persons with disabilities. ...


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.