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For Individuals and Their Families

Are you or someone you love having trouble with daily living or your job because of loss of eyesight that your doctor can’t correct? Find how we can help and plug into resources.

 

For Providers Around Alaska
Do you work with patients or clients who might benefit from our services? Learn more about referrals.
 
 
For All Wanting to Be Involved

Get involved! Learn more about what we do and how you can help support our mission and Alaskans with Vision Loss!

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Show Your Love...Pick. Click. Give.

Show you Lovalaska by going to www.pfd.alaska.gov, search for Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and give the gift of being able to do what matters most.  If you have already applied for your 2014 PFD you can go back and edit your contribution until August 31!

 

 

Join One of Our Low Vision Support Groups in Anchorage

and

in the Mat-Su Valley!

           Call 248-7770 for information.           

Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Summer Newsletter

Summer Newsletter 2014.pdf

 

Alaska Center For the Blind and Visually Impaired

3903 Taft Drive

Anchorage Alaska 99517-3069

907-248-7770 or 1-800-770-7517

 

Events Calendar

  
  
In the Beholder Art Show8/1/2014 5:00 PM
Through Our Eyes8/7/2014 12:00 PM
VISA Support Group Meeting8/13/2014 12:00 PM
Living Well With Vision Loss Support Group8/14/2014 12:00 PM
VISA Support Group Meeting8/27/2014 12:00 PM
Through Our Eyes9/4/2014 12:00 PM

News and Announcements

 
  
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Seeing With Our Hearts

​Save the Date!

Our annual event, "Seeing With Our Hearts" will take place at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage on October 14 from noon to 1pm. If you would like to be a sponsor for this event, please contact Caren Ailleo at 907-771-4311.

Opening - Rural Outreach Specialist/O&M Instructor

​The Center is looking for a Certified Low Vision Therapist with O&M (or a COMS with low vision experience). Headquartered in Anchorage, a portion of time will be spent delivering Center-based instruction and low vision assessments in rural Alaska. Expect flexibility in scheduling the frequency and length of trips.

Fully paid health and dental benefits as well as generous leave are available as well as 12 holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year's,  2 pro-rated personal days and sick leave are provided. Professional liability insurance, mileage reimburse-ment and a monthly smart cell phone contribution also included along with the opportunity to collect and use frequent flier miles earned while traveling for work. There is an option to enroll in a pre-tax employee 403(b) retirement savings plan. The Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Required qualifications:  Low Vision Therapist or O&M certification (or pending certification) and experience or Occupational Therapist with low vision certification.

Submit cover letter and resume to kcoady@AlaskaBVI.org or call Karen at (907) 248-7770 with questions.

Opening -  Residential Monitor

​Provides building security during all non-business hours, particularly when clients are in residence, mintains facility and grounds, monitors safety of building and clients, assists with minor repairs). May be expected to provide transportation for clients on occasion. Non-monetary compensation: a semi-furnished 3-bedroom, 1½ bathroom apartment on premises, including all utilities, local telephone, washer and dryer, storage, and parking. Rent for these accommodations is $500 per month.

Bryan's Story
Watch the new DVD of Bryan's inspiring journey as he successfully continues with a full, enriched, and bountiful life despite loss of sight due to Retinitis Pigmentosa.