ABOUT US

We at RSVI (Rehabilitation Society of The Visually Impaired) have joined hands together to help you if for any reason or by birth you are affected from one or the other problem of eye sight. You may have lost your eye sight completely or in the process of losing the same, you can always count on us for all kinds of problems that you face due to the partial or total loss of eye sight. Infact, we also extend our services to people with other types of physical and mental disabilities, including hearing impairment, dyslexia, muscular dystrophy or even people suffering from more than one disability. Our services are designed to serve persons of all ages and sexes. We also help parents and siblings of persons with disabilities and teach them how to overcome the mental trauma they undergo because of having a person with disability in their family.

Our efforts are directed towards creating an inclusive and barrier free environment; we build a common platform for uncommon people. We provide educational facilities, emotional strength, psychological counseling, social integration, Economic Rehabilitation and all that is needed for a person suffering from disability to be a respectable member of the society. From giving advice to providing emotional dock and to assist you choose appropriate technology for your educational needs or for your work place, we are at your beck and call.

WHO WE ARE

Beautiful tree loaded with fruits of cheerful smiles on Blind man’s face through the seeds of “ Let the Blind Hold the Torch”.

RSVI is a charitable organization professionally managed by a team of committed social workers having experience of more than 20 years and technical expertise in the field of education, training, research,employment, networking, advocacy and consultancy services pertaining to the social, psychological and economic rehabilitation of the visually impaired. It aims at achieving perfection to the satisfaction of both the beneficiary and the benefactor.

Our Challenges

It is important to mention here that there is a dearth of reading material and information in accessible formats (Audio, Braille, E-Text) for the visually impaired resulting in creating insurmountable problem for the students and other professional requiring constant updating of their knowledge. It is estimated that less than 0.3% books printed in India are converted into audio and Braille formats, let alone the international publications. As a matter of fact rehabilitation services are available to less than 5% people suffering from blindness and low-vision. The magnitude of the problem may be assessed from the following:

  1. Total number of special schools for the blind in the state of Uttar Pradesh with a population of more than 20 crores is less than 25.
  2. Government Braille Production Centers including NGO’s in the entire country less than 10.
  3. Audio Recording Centers of books run by government and NGO’s in the entire country less than 15.
  4. Audio Conversion centers in the state of UP only one.

Besides there are other issues to be addressed, such as availability of Aids & Appliances (Assistive Devices) for the blind students and professionals, availability of assistive technology, information & communication technology, community services, awareness, advocacy services, skill development & Vocational Trainings, Psychological and Social Adjustments, Availability of Sports & Entertainment Facilities, Training in Daily Living Skills, resource crunch etc.

As a matter of fact, the disability sector in the state of Uttar Pradesh requires more attention of the government and the people than in many other States and Union Territories of Our Country. The picture appears to be quite bleak.