The Unit for Visually Impaired People (U-VIP) is mainly composed of neuroscientists and engineers working together to study the effects of early blindness on motor, cognitive and social skills. In detail, we want to investigate how the absence of visual experience affects the development and integration of sensory and motor signals. Starting from the results of these researches, we aim to design novel solutions (technologies and rehabilitation procedures) to enhance the sensorimotor abilities necessary to orient and move in space, communicate, access everyday information, and interact in social contexts. We think that early intervention is necessary in visually impaired children to improve navigation, communication, mobility and social skills. The creation of science-driven new rehabilitation devices to be used early in life indeed will provide clear scientific advancements and will drastically improve the quality of life of individuals with visual disability and their social inclusion. The devices of our Unit are user-friendly and ergonomic and are thought to be used by visually impaired children in both real-life and clinical settings. In U-VIP are performed behavioral and neurophysiological studies in children and adults with or without visual disabilities. Most of our technologies rely on the use of acoustic and haptic information. We currently have several computer-controlled set-ups to perform psychophysical tests, an eye-tracker, a virtual reality device, a vestibular evaluation set-up, and two robots for supporting the navigation of disabled people. The Unit also has access to the Center for Human Technologies labs, which comprise multiple motion capture systems, EEG and TMS equipment, force plates, and surface EMG recording. The Unit collaborates with several clinical and rehabilitative centers in Italy and with Italian and international research groups.