Production of Braille reading materials

To produce quality teaching, learning and other reading materials for learners and persons with visual impairment

Educational Rehabilitation and training

To provide educational rehabilitation to newly blinded learners and other persons as well as training persons who provide support services to Learners with visual impairment

Resources and Information

To provide educational resource materials, assistive devices, and information services to learners and persons with visual impairment

Welcome to Kenya Institute for the Blind

Kenya Institute for the Blind (K.I.B) was registered as a National Braille Resource Centre for the Blind Persons by the Ministry of Education Science and Technology in February 2004.

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What We Do

We run a national Braille library, the only one of its kind in the country. This library offers services to primary, secondary, tertiary institutions and the general public braille readers. Currently, it has in stock about five thousand (5000) different titles covering all levels of education and various disciplines. Most of these books are produced at the institutes Braille printing press. Others are donations from abroad. Lending and borrowing can be done through Post Office.

Blind persons are trained in Braille reading and writing skills. Sighted persons are also trained in Braille reading and writing skills if they request for use in their work with the blind. Newly blinded persons. e.g. Bomb Blast Victims are trained in writing and reading Braille as well as orientation and mobility.

Other services offered at Kenya Institute for the blind include the following:

  • Brailling and de-brailling examination scripts for colleges offering special education
  • Thermoforming services
  • Repair and maintenance of brailling equipment
  • Book/documents binding services
  • Cutting and distribution of Braille papers

Braille Library Services

We run a national Braille library, the only one of its kind in the country.

This library offers services to primary, secondary, tertiary institutions and the general public braille readers.

Currently, it has in stock about five thousand (5000) different titles covering all levels of education and various disciplines. Most of these books are produced at the institutes Braille printing press. Others are donations from abroad.

Lending and borrowing can be done through the Post Office.

Get in Touch

If you need to speak to us about anything fill in the form below and we will get back to you. Alternatively you may reach on +254 (0) 20 600 5712 or (0) 20 600 4399 or (0) 20 600 5668

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