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.
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.
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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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.
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
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