DEAF REACH launched the Centre for Research, Education and Empowerment for the Deaf (C.R.E.E.D.) in April, 2001. The new centre was inaugurated by the First Lady of the State, Mrs. Haripriya Rangarajan. The centre, is housed on the 7th Floor of an office building comprising of two rooms. The office space was given by Mr. Bashiruddin Babu Khan a prominent builder and former Minister, rent free for a period of one year. The centre will house a computer centre (our second computer centre), a Sign language lab and library. Entrepreneur Development programs will also be conducted at this centre. Intergraph Corporation donated 15 used computers for the centre. Sign Language Classes, the first of its kind in the country will also be offered at this centre. Currently the centre is offering free computer training to deaf school children from poor families.