This program provides “adaptive” technologies to complete everyday tasks to consumers who are visually impaired or blind. Text readers, special computer software and hardware, and electronic video magnifiers are commonly used. Instructional computer classes are offered to those willing to learn.
Media and Marketing
The Guide-Page Magazine, a freely distributed monthly publication, is made available to readers both locally and across the country. Features such as special events, meeting schedules, organizational news, and other items of interest are presented for the blind and visually impaired.
A Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (CVRT®), and Assistant is on staff to provide adaptive devices and to instruct persons with visual impairments in the use of compensatory skills and assistive technology that will enable them to live safe, productive, and independent lives. Specific subjects of instruction include cooking, braille reading and writing, personal management, and home management.
We offer assistance with shopping, correspondence, reading mail, banking assistance, and mending of clothing.
Transportation provides free door-to-door transportation to CWAB® consumers for work, medical appointments, support group meetings, sponsored YMCA program, and other CWAB® activities when other means are not available.
Orientation & Mobility
Orientation and Mobility is the science of travel to those who are blind or visually impaired. From mobility inside the home to travel across the world OM offers instruction in the skills necessary for successful, independent, and efficient travel. By answering the 3 questions, Where am I?; Where do I want to go? ; How do I get there?, an individual with limited vision can safely travel from here to there.