Serving Alaskans for 41 years, we are a training and resource center helping equip all Alaskans who are blind or visually impaired with the skills needed for success in life and work.
Assisted Daily Living – Training in personal and household management for independent living.
Orientation and Mobility – Safe travel in business and residential areas.
Assistive Technology – Adaptive communications involving the use of computers and related electronic devices and reading and writing Braille.
Manual Skills – Use of tools and development of problem solving skills.
Vocational Services and Worksite Evaluations – job preparation and vocational training for employment success.
Visually Impaired Senior Alaskan (VISA) – Provides services and support to seniors to increase their home safety for independent living.
The Bright Path Program for Youth ages 15 - 22 – Vision rehabilitation, vocational training and job preparation.
Blindness Sensitivity Training – An educational presentation about how to approach blind people in a public setting including a simulation of sighted guide technique.
Low Vision Clinics – Offered in Anchorage and in the Mat-Su Valley to identify those with sight issues and provide information, vision aid devices and training. Up to $100 worth of free devices available for senior citizens. Call for appointment.
Living Well with Vision Loss Support Groups - Offered in Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley. Call for meeting times.
Rural Outreach Program - Given throughout Alaska our free low vision clinic can help you acheive independence. Receive up to $100 of low vision devices such as magnifiers, large print materials, and assistive technology. Learn techniques about living with low vision or no vision at all . Contact the Center about upcoming clinics or to inquire about hosting a low vision clinic in your community.
Dianna says coming to the Center for vision rehabilitation was like “coming home.” Here she holds a tray of meal worms she sells as owner, operator, and mastermind behind the Alaska Cricket Ranch.