The Vision-Aid Center in Visakhapatnam, Telangana started in 2004. Vision-Aid Charitable Services Society (VACS) in Vizag is the flagship partner for Vision-Aid USA. Today it operates two centers in Visakhapatnam, offering a comprehensive range of courses in Computer Applications, Mobile Technologies training, Spoken English and Orientation & Mobility training for the visually impaired. The Vizag team also offers training camps in surrounding blind schools and delivers online classes that are streamed to remote locations. VACS also researches and assembles low cost assistive devices and has won several national awards for its innovative inventions – the Camera Mouse, Camera Cat and Vision Wand. In 2019, VACS added a new residential scholarship program wherein visually impaired students can stay for six-months in a residential setting for deep skills training.
Seva Bharathi, a non-profit volunteer-driven service organization was set up in 1991 to help people in distress. Vision-Aid works with Seva Bharathi's Roman & Catherine Lobo School for the Blind to offer computer training to school students as well as other local visually impaired residents in the area.
Vision-Aid partnerhsip with Seva Bharathi started in 2013 with focus:
- Finding children with blindness and low-Vision is often difficult
- Providing Service is difficult because of economic disparity
- Overcoming Difficulty to organize proper services
- Providing a comprehensive effective service delivery model for children is yet to be established in many parts of India