HKIDB is a pioneer institute for the education, training and rehabilitation of the Deaf and Deafblind in India as well as the South East Asia region. Its founder (Late) Mrs. Beroz Vacha started the institute in 1977 with the strong belief that it is the fundamental birthright of every child to be loved and educated. It is recognized by the State and Central government and many international organizations as a premier institute for the development of children with multiple disabilities with visual impairment. The institute is the recipient of many awards, including the prestigious President of India's Award.
To be a pioneer NGO working in India for the betterment of children and youth who are Deaf, Deafblind and with additional disabilities by providing them with unconditional love, care and guidance and equipping them with education and vocational training to lead a dignified life.
Areas of Work:
Children with multiple
disabilities with visual impairment need specific individual attention to
ensure comprehensive overall development and education. Our teachers make Individualized
Educational Plan for each student according to his separate goals and
milestones to be achieved as per the capability of the child. Special tactile
educational material is made to ensure correct communication and learning of
concepts. The skill of reading and writing braille is also introduced at an
We also have the
expertise and the infrastructure to impart computer education to children with
disabilities, including special equipment for the visually impaired namely the
power brailler (refreshable braille keyboard), braille embosser, special
software JAWS, screen readers for persons with low vision and PIAF (Picture In A
Throughout the year,
HKIDB assists its students in every way possible towards education - formal as
well as life skills training. Many times, our special educators also work as
resource teachers to help integrate a child in a regular school.
1. Providing early intervention services to
infants and young children
Providing high quality individualized
Providing resource services to those who have
been integrated in other special/normal schools
Creating tactile educational material and
posters on an ongoing basis
Annual Sports Day
Skill enhancement workshops and regular
in-house training for special educators
Counselling and guidance sessions for parents
For our Deafblind children, even small milestones are big achievement.