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Voice and Vision India Trainings

 Voice and Vision India conducts different types of training programs to fulfill its objective of creating a pool of skilled professionals, paraprofessionals, caregivers and families of children with vision impairment and multiple disabilities, including deafblindness.

Master Teachers Training Level 1, 2, 3

Voice and Vision India conducts Master Teacher Training programs at 3 levels with the objective of developing regional experts to provide support to children with VIMD, their families and organisations in their respective region.

Level 1
On completion of six-weeks intensive training, teachers are TRAINERS.They train teachers in their own organisation as well as  other NGOs and families.

Level 2
Trainers are provided training in developing leadership skills and their own personalities. After this two-week training, they implement their Action Plans for their region and organization. Trainers are now MASTER TEACHERS

Level 3
Master Teachers become MENTORS for their region and are agents of change.

Announcing ( Flashing )

Applications for the forthcoming batch of Master Teachers Training Level 1to be held in 2010-11 will be available soon. For more details on the course, contact, Director:

 Workshop on Orientation and Mobility for young children

Perkins International, USA and Voice and Vision India, sponsored a five day workshop on ‘Orientation and Mobility for young children’ from 19th to 23rd July, 2010 at Blind’s Peoples Association, Ahemdabad. Experts Dr. Laurie Hudson and Ms. Paula Kosior, Perkins School for the Blind, USA conducted the sessions which included lectures, group discussions, activity planning and material development from local resources.

 25 participants represented their Institutes from different parts of India, of which 5 participants were from Phillipines, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. The participants got an opportunity to share their experiences and learn new techniques from the live demonstrations by the experts to teach orientation and mobility skills to young children.

 Technical Support

Voice and Vision India offers technical support and need based training to organizations providing services or establishing new services for children with vision Impairment and multiple disabilities.

  • L.V.Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad
    A 6 day training programon Early Intervention for Children with Vision Impairment and Multiple Disabilities was conducted for the team of rehabilitation professionals at the Dr. Prasad Centre for Rehabilitation of Blind and Visually Impaired, L.V.Prasad Eye Institute, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. The training included live demonstrations by the resource persons and the participants were involved in group discussions and activities for drawing up effective program plans.
  • Saint Francis Home for the Mentally Handicapped, Pathankot, Punjab
    Voice and Vision India conducted a training program for the teachers and staff of the Saint Francis Home for the Mentally Handicapped in understanding the needs of children with sensory multiple disabilities. Follow up trainings are also being conducted to develop the skills of the team to assess and develop effective teaching plans for the children receiving services atthe institute.

Voice and Vision India offers technical support to organizations through training of its staff and distribution of its resources such as training manuals, reference books, DVDs and other information.

 For more information, contact: Director,

 In partnership with Government agencies

Voice and Vision India works in partnership with government agencies, at national as well as state levels, to conduct training programs across all regions in India.

Partnership with The National Trust, a statutory body of the Government of India, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Voice and Vision India has conducted 14 training programsin partnership with The National Trust on ‘ Early Intervention and School Readiness for Children with Sensory Multiple Disabilities’ and has trained 540 teachers, aanganwadi workers, SSA workers, CBR workers, therapists and parents.

These trainings were conducted in smaller towns across different states in India to be accessible to teachers and workers in these areas who otherwise have very little or no access to such trainings or professionals and also lack opportunities to upgrade their skills. The participants were from the 80 Aspiration centers under the National Trust as well as other government departments and NGOs.

Participant feedback indicates that the trainings successfully achieved the following:

  • Created awareness about the need for early identification and intervention for children with sensory multiple disabilities
  • Provided knowledge and information on effective teaching strategies
    to teachers and families

Details of the trainings are given below


Training program on
‘Early Intervention & School Readiness for Children with

Sensory Multiple Disabilities’

Dates of Training

Place of Training

State & Region

No. of Participants

Jan 20th- 25th ,08

New Delhi

North Region


Mar 11th -16th , 08


Uttar Pradesh


Sept. 25- 28, 08




Oct. 16 –19, 08




Dec. 7 -10, 08




Jan. 5 – 9, 09




Jan. 21 – 25‘09




Feb. 4 -8, 09


Madhya Pradesh


Feb. 16 -19, 09




Sept. 14th-18th, 09


Himachal Pradesh


Nov. 4th – 9th, 09




Nov. 15-19, 09




Dec 9-13,09


Madhya Pradesh


Mar 15-19,2010




Total no. of teachers trained


A tentative schedule for the training in the year 2010-11 will be put up soon.

Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP), Department of Rural Development, Government of Andhra Pradesh

SERP will implement a project to screen, identify and provide intervention to children with sensory impairments and birth defects below the age of three years in the state of Andhra Pradesh. This will be done through their project, Indira Kranthi Patham.

Voice and Vision India, will provide technical support to the project through its inputs for screening, detailed assessment, diagnosis, intervention, appropriate aids and appliances and follow ups for the children with visual impairment and multiple disabilities including deafblindness.

In the first phase, Voice and Vision India has conducted an orientation for the trainers of  the aanganwadi workers of the mandals of the Ranga Reddy district of Andhra Pradesh on 3rd August, 2010 at L.V.Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad.

In partnership with Non Government Agencies (NGOs)

Voice and Vision India partners with Non Government agencies and organisations to conduct specific training programs for teachers, therapists, support staffs and families of children with VIMD.

Some of the details of such training programs are as follows

Dates of Training

Place of Training

Nature of training

No. of Participants

June 22-July 24, 09

National Association for the Blind, India

Functional training and orientation course on education of children with vision impairment and multiple disabilities for untrained in-service itinerant teachers

14 participants from Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Orissa and Kerela

Aug 1-Oct11, 09

Centre of Special Education, SNDT Women’s University.

60 hours short term training course in skill training in educating students with vision impairment and additional disabilities

18 Participants

Feb 10, 2010

National Institute for the Empowerment of person’s with Multiple Disability

One day Family interaction and training program

60 participants

 For details on conducting training programs, please contact The Director:

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