Our clients have access to the Technology Center which offers a variety of accessible computers configured with the current disability software and hardware features.
Clients can complete job applications, print needed documents for medical appointments, or school/training assignments. Jaws, ZoomText, CCTV’s, Disability accessible printer, copier… and so much more all to provide clients with a skills and independence that once came so easy.
Vision loss or increasing impairment can be difficult on anyone, despite when it happens in life. Because here at ACBVI we understand that this can be a complex issue that affects all aspects of a person’s life we have a variety of support services that our clients can utilize. ACBVI empowers those with visual impairments to live independently while maintaining their dignity. ACBVI also offers educational and advocacy tools related to visual impairment.
Through support groups clients can talk and spend time with others who are going through similar things. We have one on one, group, or family counseling that is both professional and confidential.
Through these counseling sessions, we can also help determine other services from which the individual might benefit. ACBVI is a leading referral source for the visually impaired and can direct clients to other community organizations who offer services that might facilitate our client's adaptation to vision loss.
Rehabilitation Teaching (RT) is the educational process that prepares a blind or visually impaired person to perform daily living skills safely and independently in any environment. Through the hands on use of our in center training kitchen and home setting simulations clients have the ability to relearn once simple daily tasks, such as making the bed.
Orientation and Mobility
Orientation and Mobility (O and M) training allows staff to work one on one to build the skills necessary to navigate safely and confidently through the surrounding environments faced with daily.
In our Assistive Technology classroom clients can learn how to use screen enlargement software, use screen readers with larger monitors and large print keyboards. Speech to text software and Braille software and hardware for translating Braille are also available to learn through our training. Other technologies include CCTV’s (Video Magnification Devices), talking personal organizers/note takers with and without Braille input.
While the view of the world may have changed for our clients we are here to assist in making the transition by providing a wide range of training with the aim of promoting independence for everyone we serve.
At ACBVI we are committed to having a positive impact on our clients one such amenity here is our lunch program. Three days a week we offer an affordable lunch option.
While clients are here utilizing other center resources they can enjoy a delicious lunch menu. Our monthly menu has something for all, from roasted chicken and steamed vegetables, sub sandwiches, and delicious casseroles. Lunches are an affordable option at only $1.50 per meal, and for $0.50 add a bottled water or soda.
In addition to the lunch program, we offer breakfast with coffee and juice every Tuesday through Thursday mornings to help client start their day on a healthy note.
Have you or someone you know had their life changed by sudden vision loss or impairment? Are you looking for an opportunity to give of your time or talents? ACBVI welcomes you. We have a variety of opportunities to volunteer at the center in the lunch program, with office work, in our social recreation programs, or through donations. As a nonprofit organization, we are committed to offering s services to our clients free or with minimal cost but we need your help.
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Promoting Resourcefulness Independence Dignity and Employability
PRIDE works with Arizona's Vocational Rehabilitation counselors to provide VR clients with the following services to aid with job placement:
Assistive Technology Assessment and Training
Orientation and Adjustment to Blindness Services
Adaptive Living Skills Training
Orientation and Mobility Training
Low Vision Evaluation and Training in the Use of Aids and Devices
Social/Leisure Skills Development
Career Exploration and Readiness Training
Benifits of Attending Pride:
Comprehensive Evaluation Process
Small Group Component
Frequent Organized Staffings with Counselors
Facility-Based, Structured Environment
"Real World" Strategies Shared by Blind Individuals