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Employment Services

Refer someone for Employment Services, contact the Center at (907) 248-7770 or send an email to info@AlaskaBVI.org

In cooperation with the Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, clients come to the Center when sight loss interferes with keeping or finding employment. An individualized rehabilitation plan, including Assistive Computer Technology, Orientation and Mobility, Manual Skills, Braille and Activities of Daily Living, enables them to learn new skills without depending on sight.

 On-the-job support is available as needed, such as workplace computer instruction and Orientation and Mobility route planning and practice. Worksite assessments of current technology usage, lighting, physical accessibility, spatial layouts, and other factors affecting performance by a person with a visual impairment are provided along with recommendaitons to improve productivity and employment success.
 
In some instances, financial assistance is available for purchase of equipment so that employers can retain keep good workers who develop low vision or blindness. 
People with vision loss succeed in many work settings.
People with vision loss succeed in many work settings.
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