REGIONAL BRAILLE PRESS

The NIVH Regional Centre, Chennai established a sophisticated Regional Braille Press in 2009 on its campus. The Braille Press is equipped with computer assisted technology and modern imported machineries. The two Braillo SW 440 Braille Embossers installed in the initial phase are functional now with the printing capacity of 2,70,000 Braille pages a month. And, in accordance with the policy of the government of India, school text books are printed and distributed to the visually impaired children in the Southern Region. In addition to it, magazines and text books for Northern States are also printed here from time to time. Books up to standard VI are distributed free of cost and books for higher classes are sold at subsidized cost. In addition to it, printing of Braille ballot papers and other literature is also undertaken here as per the requirements of the State Government Departments concerned. In the near future, the Regional Braille Press will be equipped with two more latest Braille printers to complete the back log printing work and also to take up new printing work.