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ACBVI 2013 Annual CampaignAt the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ACBVI)
every day someone says, “The Center saved my life”.
Who we are Founded in 1947 by a small group of blind and visually impaired individuals, for over 65 years, the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired has helped those with vision loss to regain their independence and go on to lead active, productive lives.
Who We Serve Today ACBVI serves a highly diverse population that crosses all ages (adult), racial and ethnic groups who increasingly present additional sensory and/or physical disabilities as well as complex health conditions which have to be addressed as part of their vision rehabilitation program.
What we do Today’s ACBVI is leading the transition to training in the use of mobile technologies equipped with assistive applications for blind and visually impaired. Mobile technology levels the playing field and puts the world in the palm of the hand of individuals with vision loss. The Center also boasts a fully applianced adaptive training kitchen designed to accommodate all disabilities. A soon-to-be-expanded Low Vision Clinic provides clinical examinations and state of the art aids and devices that allow low vision individuals to better utilize their remaining vision. Addressing the health and wellness needs of our clients, ACBVI provides adaptive fitness instruction at ABIL’s new Sports and Fitness Center for People with Disabilities. And a new simulated home rehabilitation training area is planned for this year so that more individuals can gain adaptive daily living skills faster.
HOW YOU CAN HELP Facing the challenge of “The New Normal”, ACBVI needs to replace basic funding lost in the federal government sequester along with declining United Way resources, while striving to fund new and innovative programs and services to meet the needs of an ever increasing and complex population in need. Your gift can make the difference.
Ways you can give: Click here http://www.acbvi.org/donate/ACBVI-Donor-Flyer1.pdf
To donate: Click here http://www.acbvi.org/donate
To learn more: Click here http://www.acbvi.org
Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ACBVI) has been providing services for individuals since 1947. ACBVI is committed to "enhancing the quality of life for people who are blind or otherwise visually impaired."
Our services are available to adults who are legally blind or visually impaired as well as those who have a degenerative eye condition which may eventually become a visual impairment. These services are offered separately or concurrently according to the individual needs of the qualifying client.
In the area of physical impairments, ACBVI provides training for: head pointing mouse; trackballs; voice dictate; single switch scanning; morse coding; one-handed keyboards; work-site accommodations.
ACBVI's Assistive Technology Center also offers the following classes in a formal classroom/lab environment: Computer Keyboarding; Typing; Introduction to Computers; Word Processing; The Internet and e-mail.
Counseling / Social
Orientation & Mobility Training
/ Rehabilitation Teaching
Other services provided by ACBVI:
Please click here to learn more about ACBVI's Vocational Rehabilitation Job Training Program PRIDE.