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​​​​​For Individuals and 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!
 
   

Live, Work and Play Well with Vision Loss

Experiencing vision loss is difficult and life changing. It doesn't mean you have to stop doing the things you do on a daily basis or hope to do in the future. A visit to our low vision clinic can help you maximize your remaining sight. You will discuss your visual needs with our low vision therapist and try out a variety of magnifiers and other devices to find what works best for you.  

 

Client working with doctor at our Low Vision Clinic 

 

Join Our Visually Impaired Senior Alaskans Program 

Are you 55 years of age or older, retired and experiencing vision loss? Join our free Visually Impaired Senior Alaskans program. Become a member and enjoy the company of your peers in our support groups meeting in Anchorage and in the Mat-Su Valley. We can visit you to help make your home a safer and more functional place to live and connect you with other services to improve your life.

Call the Center in Anchorage at 907-248-7770 or in the Mat-Su Valley at 907-631-4077


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Happy Holidays from the Staff, Clients and Board of Directors of the Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Please watch our video below

Seeing With Our Hearts 2016 - A Community of Service 

 

POSITION VACANCY 

 

CERTIFIED ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY SPECIALIST (COMS) /   RURAL OUTREACH COORDINATOR

 

     Full-Time (full medical and dental benefits)

                    Salary Range:      DOE

 

The Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired is looking for a Certified O&M Specialist who would like to help build confident lives for people with visual disabilities. The position is headquartered at the Center in Anchorage where approximately half of the professional time will be spent providing O&M instruction. The remaining time will be planning, coordinating, arranging for, and delivering rural outreach and community-based vision rehab training in rural Alaska.

Beginning minimum salary for a Certified O&M instructor is $47,182 with a Bachelor's or Master's Degree and ACVREP Certification.  Fully paid health and dental coverage with a Health Savings Account, professional liability insurance and an option for pre-tax employee 403(b) retirement savings are provided.

The Center is a small organization with a wonderful staff and room for creativity and variety.

Required qualifications: O&M certification (or pending certification – the Center can help with a supervised internship) - and a successful employment history working with people who are blind or visually impaired.

Desirable qualifications: Low Vision Certification and/or experience and a TVI specialty.

 

Please send a cover letter and resume (email preferred) to:

Robert Tasso, Program Manager rtasso@AlaskaBVI.org

Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

3903 Taft Drive

 Anchorage, Alaska 99517

 

The Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

 

 

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Join One of Our Low Vision Support Groups in Anchorage and Mat-Su

  Call 907-248-7770 in Anchorage or 907-631-4077 in the Mat-Su Valley 

 

Alaska Center For the Blind and Visually Impaired

3903 Taft Drive

Anchorage Alaska 99517-3069

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

or in the Mat-Su Valley at

1075 South Check Street

Wasilla, AK 99654

907-631-4077

 

Events Calendar

  
  
Mat-Su Low Vision Clinic12/5/2016 8:00 AM
Low Vision Clinic - Anchorage12/6/2016 10:00 AM
VISA Support Group - Anchorage12/7/2016 12:00 PM
Living Well With Vision Loss Support Group Meeting - Wasilla12/8/2016 12:30 PM
Low Vision Clinic - Anchorage12/13/2016 10:00 AM
Living Well With Vision Loss Support Group Meeting - Palmer12/21/2016 12:30 PM
Center Closed for Christmas and New Years Holidays12/26/2016 8:00 AM
POSITION VACANCY CERTIFIED ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY SPECIALIST (COMS) / RURAL OUTREACH COORDINATOR 
by Caren Ailleo
 11/30/2016 2:25 PM
 
A Transportation Guide for Persons Who are Blind or Have Low Vision 
by Caren Ailleo
 5/7/2015 10:49 AM
 
Bryan's Story 
by BVI\Kjutzi
 3/26/2015 11:18 AM
 
Your Gift to Help Blind Alaskans Counts Twice Thanks to Lions 
by Caren Ailleo
 2/24/2015 3:56 PM
 

 

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