Helping The Blind Help Themselves.
The Blind Relief Association focuses on providing education and training to the visually challenged, enabling them to realize their potential and be self reliant.

Education

SCHOOL EDUCATION

J.P.M. Senior Secondary School

The Government-aided JPM School is an all-boys residential school providing education and comprehensive range of services free to around 200 students under its care. The School is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education. The School also has a Nursery section, which prepares children for future educational tasks through the playway method. The foundation of learning laid here helps build a sound educational edifice in years ahead. Special academic and equipment support is also provided to the children with low vision. Activities like music, dance, sports, yoga, martial arts, reflexology, trekking are integral to the school programme.




Unit For Children With Multiple Disabilities

Unit for children with learning disabilities and visual impairment, which started in1986, caters to the needs of visually impaired children with moderate mental retardation. Different teaching approaches are adopted here with good results. The children are taught in small groups, with special attention to their specific needs.  The Unit is supported by Military Order of the Collar Charitable Foundation, Switzerland.








TEACHERS TRAINING

The Association has been running teachers training programme with the consistent support from the Government of India/National Institute for the Visually Handicapped (NIVH) since 1967.  Over 1000 secondary and primary level special teachers for the visually challenged have been trained by the Association under diploma level programmes conducted until 2007-08 and degree level programme introduced from 2006-07.

Durgabai Deshmukh College Of Special Education (VI)
(Affiliated with the University of Delhi) 



Established by the Association in 2006, the College is the first college of its kind affiliated with the prestigious University of Delhi offering Bachelor of Education (Special Education, Visual Impairement) course programme. The College has permanent recognition from the University Grant Commission (UGC) and Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI). It has an intake of 34 students per year. The College has an experienced faculty, a library well stocked with books on special education and other support infrastructure. The College receives partial assistance from NIVH and some development grant from UGC. 



To view/download Prospectus and Admission Form click the link below.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/42884598/files.rar




COMPUTER EDUCATION

Computer Training Centre



The Centre conducts the following computer literacy programmes for visually impaired children and adults to help them in their academic pursuit and to be able to professionally perform office work in mainstream establishments as well as in the growing IT-related and IT-supported office operations:

  • Computer literacy for the students of JPM School from class VIII onwards: Covers Microsoft applications like Ms-Word, Excel, Power Point, scanning, printing and use of Internet for browsing mails, social networking etc. with the use of screen reading software.


  • 2-month Computer Training for the Adult Blind: conducted in May-June, the training Covers all the above topics, with focus on preparing the adult blind to handle basic tasks in offices, banks and other establishments.


Computer training class of the adult blind

Diploma in Computer Education class





























DIPLOMA IN COMPUTER EDUCATION:  The first of its kind one-year Diploma Course in Computer Education Training (Visual Impairment) approved by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) has been launched by the Association on pilot basis from September 2014.  It aims to prepare a cadre of personnel specially equipped to provide education in computers and related services to the visually impaired.  Admission to the Course is done on the basis of entrance test and interview. Minimum qualification is Senior Secondary. 
For admission to computer courses please contact:
Mrs.Neelu Suneja, Head, IT Unit (mob.9953494420)
Mr.Rajpal, Computer Instructor (mob.9811551648)