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Losing eyesight does not have to keep anyone from employment, community participation, or independent living. 
 

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.

As the only non-profit vision rehabilitation center in Alaska, we provide a suite of services. 

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.


We look forward in the future to new programs and services for the blind and visually impaired community in Alaska.
 
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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.