Education & Training
Programs/Services provides vocational and independent living rehabilitation programs to increase the independence of individuals who are blind or vision impaired, as well as those with other challenges. The Center’s experienced staff has the capacity to provide a variety of training services to meet the needs of each individual, from basic life skills to advanced technical skills that will yield high level employment and full independence. Program services are provided to participants in a one-on-one or group setting and are coordinated based on the needs and interests of each individual.
Technology Evaluation & Training
The majority of jobs require that an individual be able to use a computer. Through our Technology Evaluation and Training Program, the vision impaired are trained on the latest technology available, enabling them to participate in academic, employment and independent-living environments.
Ongoing advancements in assistive technology such as screen readers provide speech output for computer access and closed circuit televisions (CCTV’s) that allow printed materials to be enlarged, creating opportunities for the visually impaired. These individuals are able to pursue careers and live independently.
Forty percent of individuals with visual impairments who are employed are now able to use computers on the job. Through this training, blindness is no longer an obstacle in achieving career goals.
For more information, contact Michael Guajardo at (210) 531-1580.