NAB has so far initiated education of more than 100 visually challenged children through “Itinerant Teacher Model” of IE, wherein blind children reside with their families and attend the nearest regular schools. They receive the services of a special educator called itinerant teacher, who attends to the following tasks:
a. Teaching plus curriculum that is Braille, use of special arithmetic and geometric devices, orientation & mobility, activities of daily living and so on.
b. Preparing/procuring instructional materials like Braille/large print text-books, tactile maps, diagrams etc.
c. Family counseling.
d. Serving as a link between the child and the school authorities and providing guidance on classroom management, remedial teaching for subjects like maths.and science, peer tutoring and evaluation.
e. Community Resource Mobilization – arranging for readers, scribes, transcribers, private tutors, etc. NAB presently operates 11 IE units, catering more than 100 visually challenged children in Lucknow, Sitapur and Hardoi districts Uttar Pradesh, with a budgetary outlay of about Rs.16,50,000/-. The cost of education of one blind child is Rs. 15,000/- per year.