National Association for the Blind (NAB-K) has been built with the aim to make the visually impaired lead an independent, dignified life. NAB-K was founded in 1977 as a private, not-for-profit organization to provide services and support system to the visually impaired and empower them through the various programmes to lead a life with confidence, self-reliance and skills necessary to earn a livelihood.

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NAB-K is proud to be the recipient of the Employment and Placement Award for the Disabled from the Central Government and three Special Teachers Awards from the State Government. NAB-K was the recipient of the Best Institution award 2018-2019 conferred by the State Government of Karnataka.

Livelihood Programs

Train the trainer

NAB-K is the only institution which runs this unique program to provide Orientation & Mobility Training, Community Based Rehab training, Digital Literacy Training and Light Engineering Training to train the visually impaired.

NAB-K is a pioneer on mobility training and rehabilitation. Since 1977, more than 10,000 visually impaired individuals have benefited from the programmes and training held at NAB-K.

Community Based Rehabilitation

Helping visually impaired persons in the rural segment to lead a self-sustained & independent life by 

  • Identifying through door-to-door surveys and extending support 
  • Providing remote/online mobility training 
  • Help setup Kirana shops, Animal Husbandry training and other local entrepreneurial opportunities.
  • Helping self-employed visually impaired to setup Self Help Group.

Mobility Training

NAB-K is India’s premier center offering mobility training for the visually impaired. Their 6-week program covers walking with a cane, moving about in a room, using public transportation, and mapping routes. NAB-K has trained more than 10,000 Visually Impaired Individuals

Self Employment

Provides Rehabilitation, Orientation & mobility, Life Skills, Vocational Training & Placement / Self Employment.

Blue collar & White-Collar jobs

Provides work opportunities with potential employers, identifying specific job roles for the visually impaired and jointly create specifically designed training programs to impart skills required for the job role.


To lead the visually impaired persons from darkness to light


Make the visually impaired equal members of society.


Training visually impaired to earn their livelihood

Inspiring Stories

Renum Kacker

Renum Kacker was born partially blind to Radhey Krishna Tandon and Sheela Rani Tandon in 1963. At the age of 52, Renum lost her vision and had many challenges, such as being unable to go to another room without help, recognize currency notes, or cook as before. She found out about NAB and joined the computer and mobility training course. She learned to walk independently, use the computer, and perform daily living tasks. Today, she is independent in her mobility and orientation skills and has basic computer skills. she has been working as a Telephone Operator and today working for Bank of Baroda at Bereily, Uttar Pradesh.

Choudappa Rangappa

Choudappa Rangappa Kundargi has had an unusually tough journey through his young life. He was diagnosed with brain thrombosis at the age of 31. He lost his sight and was in a coma for 3 months. After he recovered, he came to NAB-KB for training in mobility and computer skills. He learned to walk independently and use the computer. Today, he can perform basic computer functions on par with any sighted person.


Twelve year old Samreen was born completely blind and lives with her parents, one sister and one brother. NAB gave Samreen training in mobility and orientation skills and helped her utilize facilities like bus pass, railway concession & handicapped allowance.Along with the daily living skills and mobility training given by our project facilitator, she has also been counselled in independent skills.She is now all set to start school from the next academic year.


Komala is 24 years and has been visually impaired since birth. She has a sister who is blind and a brother. She was identified by NAB and given training in mobility and orientation skills. She is now working as a Village Rehabilitation Worker (VRW). She is now able to take care of her family well and is happy.