|Adult Vision Screenings-North Central Sight Services||Works with various community organizations and agencies to provide opportunities for individuals to receive a free vision screening. This screening can include: visual acuity, color perception, horizontal fields, depth perception and intraocular pressures.
Participants who fail the screening or who have concerning signs or symptoms are referred for a complete eye exam by an eye care professional.||Lycoming||Prevention of Blindness||North Central Sight Services|
|American Council of the Blind||A national membership organization established to promote the independence, dignity, and well-being of blind and visually impaired people. Members are blind, visually-impaired, or fully sighted people. ACB works on enhancing civil rights, employment, rehabilitation services, travel, etc. Publications available.
||2200 Wilson Blvd, Suite 650, Arlington VA (American Council of the Blind)||American Council of the Blind |
|Beaver County Association for the Blind - Prevention of Blindness||Educates the public about the causes, symptoms, and prevention of blindness. Offers adult and children; vision screenings, education programs, eyeglass cleaning, eye safety programs, low cost glasses and sometimes free eye clinics.||Beaver||Beaver County Association for the Blind||Beaver County Association for the Blind|
|Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh - Community Services||Offers assessments by licensed optometrists, prescriptions for optical aids, and the opportunity to try out aids ranging from magnifiers, writing guides, special lighting devices, and closed-circuit TVs. Clients are encouraged to borrow aids prior to purchase. Prevention of blindness programs including preschool vision and adult screenings.
This free door-to-door service provides rides to any type of medical appointment or essential service need, such as obtaining a photo ID. Individuals must live in Allegheny County and appointments must be made in advance.
These services include grocery and personal needs shopping with the individual, assisting with reading and filling out forms, picking up prescriptions, minor household repairs, adjusting clocks and reading instructions.||Allegheny||Community Services||Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh|
|Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh - Computer Access Technology||Students learn a variety of accessible technologies, including screen reading software, screen magnification, Braille displays and other computer technology.||Allegheny||Rehabilitation Programs||Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh|
|Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh - Low Vision Rehabilitation||Optometrists provide examinations and prescribe optical aids, ranging from hand-held magnifiers to electronic devices designed to maximize remaining eyesight. Therapists train students on how to use optical aids in daily activities like reading, watching television, or recreational activities.||Allegheny||Rehabilitation Programs||Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh|
|Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh - New Outlook||Classes and training in a variety of adaptive skills and techniques for seniors and others who are vision impaired. Classes are offered one day per week for six classes. Students learn to accomplish daily tasks, like cooking, safely in their homes.||Allegheny||Rehabilitation Programs||Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh|
|Blinded Veterans Association||The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) is an organization of blinded veterans helping blinded veterans. Through our service programs, regional groups, resources, and advocacy before the legislative and executive branches of government, we hope to make life better for blinded veterans. We also hope to be there with encouragement and support. There is no charge for any BVA service and membership is not a prerequisite to obtain help. All legally blinded veterans are also eligible for BVA’s assistance whether they become blind during or after active duty military service.||Blinded Veterans Association||Blinded Veterans Association|
|Blinded Veterans Association Hotline||Connects blinded veterans with the benefits and services they have rightfully earned.
Publications available: BVA Bulletin (newsletter); BVA Brochure, and "Our Fight" (book).
||Blinded Veterans Association||Blinded Veterans Association|
|Blindness Adjustment Counseling||We offer a wide array of opportunities for training and support to people of all ages and with diverse needs. Our services include, but are not limited to:
Services for ChildrenServices for VeteransBraille Embossing
Life skills training at agencies and in homes
Orientation and mobility instruction (Cane travel)
Home retrofitting for safe mobility
Internet access and information technology instruction
Safety and prevention education programs and seminars
Vision screenings in schools, preschools, businesses, senior centers, nursing homes, hospitals, and other institutions
Children’s summer instructional programs
Radio reading programs
Agency industry employment opportunities
Social and recreational activities
Low vision aids and clinics
Low-cost prescription eye wear
Financial management assistance
Community service referrals
Seminars and educational programs for individuals and families
Braille Embossing||Cumberland||*Main Site (Pa Association for the Blind)||PA Association for the Blind|
|Blind Pension||Monthly distribution of a check for basic needs.||Dauphin||Dauphin County Assistance Office||Dauphin County Assistance Office |
|Blind Relief Fund of Philadelphia - Services for the Blind||Services include
- monthly/emergency food coupons
- client loans
- rent/security deposit assistance
- utilities assistance
- heaters/air conditioners
- refrigerators and appliances
- furniture assistance
- home repair assistance
- low vision aids
- medical visits
- food shopping
- housing assistance
- act as liaison w/utilities and landlords
- assist with applications, forms and bills
- referrals to other agencies
- in-home visits
- regular telephone contact
- birthday and holiday cards
- quarterly newsletter
- Annual Boat Ride
- Annual Christmas Party
- camp sponsorships||Philadelphia||Blind Relief Fund of Philadelphia - Philadelphia; East Falls||Blind Relief Fund of Philadelphia|
|Blind Sports Organization - Sports Programs for the Blind and Visually Impaired||BSO offers social opportunities, sports instruction, clinics, camps, training, and competition through weekly activities, special events, and partnerships. Activities can be added based on interest.
-Alpine Skiing (Downhill)
-Athletics (Track and Field)
-Nordic Skiing (Cross-Country)
-RollerBlading / Roller Skating
||Delaware||Blind Sports Organization - Delaware; Havertown||Blind Sports Organization |
|Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped||Provides library service to people who cannot use standard print materials. Audio books and magazines, equipment to play the audio books, large print books, and described videos are available on free loan. Materials are mailed to the borrowers home in postage-free containers.||Allegheny||Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh||Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh|
|Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Employment Services||Provides job opportunities for individuals with blindness and visual impairment through its Employment Services program, in cooperation with a number of state agencies and other nonprofit organizations.||Delaware||Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Delaware; Chester||Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired|
|Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired - IDEAL Program (for blind and visually impaired high-school students)||The IDEAL Transition Program (Individual Development Through Experience, Assessment and Learning) assists blind and visually impaired students to make the transition from the high school environment to the complex opportunities and risks of adult living, college life, or the workplace. IDEAL is a summer residential program which offers full days of classes and other activities in group and individual settings. Participants may choose a college oriented or employment directed curriculum. The IDEAL staff conducts an assessment of each student’s abilities, skills, and interests, and designs an individualized program for the student to strengthen existing skills and acquire necessary new proficiencies.||Delaware||Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Delaware; Chester||Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired|
|Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired - In Home Rehabilitation||Our primary goal is to help individuals with blindness and visual impairment to live safely, comfortably and efficiently within their homes. Instructors teach techniques for cooking safely, identifying canned goods, freezer items and medicines, managing laundry and housekeeping tasks, and keeping the household well-organized. Staff assists with marking appliances and with evaluating and implementing safety related changes within the home.
Instructors also introduce simple methods for dealing with everyday tasks such as money identification, telling time, and using the telephone. Clients learn new ways to communicate using large print materials, adaptive writing aids, and audio technology. When appropriate, basic Braille may be introduced.
Fundamental orientation and mobility skills and white cane techniques are oftentimes taught so that clients can travel safely in their environment.
Caring is key. Instructors provide adaptive ways to deal with recreational and social challenges that sometimes arise from vision loss. They also help clients to develop realistic and positive attitudes towards living a rewarding life.||Delaware||Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Delaware; Chester||Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired|
|Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Life Skills Education Group||Groups meet for support that promotes adjustment to vision loss through effective coping skills. Agenda includes instruction, discussion, informational lectures by guest speakers, art workshops, gardening, field trips and social activities.
||Delaware||Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Delaware; Chester||Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired|
|Central Susquehanna Sight Services - Consumer Support||Services assist the consumer as they adapt to changes in vision while providing essential information about available resources.||Northumberland||Central Susquehanna Sight Services - Social Services||Central Susquehanna Sight Services|
|Client Support and Radio Reading - Lackawanna Blind Association||Home Visits, Sensory Development, and Life Skills. Services are available at no cost.||Lackawanna||Lackawanna Blind Association||Lackawanna Blind Association|
|Golden Triangle Council of the Blind||The Golden Triangle Council of the Blind is a membership-based, not-for-profit advocacy organization that meets monthly to discuss issues affecting the local blind and visually impaired community. Ranging in age from teenagers to octogenarians, GTCB members are individuals who are blind, visually impaired, or sighted, and are committed to the organization's objectives. Members strive to help individuals who are newly visually impaired take advantage of the myriad of available services and assistive devices, allowing them to remain active and productive members of society.||Allegheny||Golden Triangle Council of the Blind||Golden Triangle Council of the Blind|
|In Home Support Services - Community Services for Sight||Support Services are provided in accordance with the need of the individual customer. The services involve the provision of minor tasks that will enable customers to remain in their own homes and can include activities such as assistance with preparing shopping lists and with shopping
Assistance with personal business such as reading mail, paying bills, budgeting,handling correspondence, filing applications for benefits and other essential errands
Assistance in labeling organizing and storage
Marking or adjusting household appliances and equipment subsequent to professional instruction Secondary support service essential to the customer’s well being such as snow and ice removal and minor household repairs.||Luzerne||Support Services - Community Services for Sight||Community Services for Sight|
|Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped - Books and Magazines for the Blind and Physically Handicapped||A wide variety of books and magazines for adults and children plus the necessary playback equipment may be borrowed. Books are available on many different subjects such as religion, sports, politics, science fiction and travel. The collection also includes best sellers, classics, biographies, poetry, plays, and much more.
MAGAZINE titles range in subject from Good Housekeeping to Newsweek, and National Geographic to Sports Illustrated. Children’s magazines include Cricket and Spider. Most recorded magazines are produced on cassette.
CASSETTE BOOKS require a special cassette player, which is loaned free to readers. It is necessary to have this special cassette machine that plays four track tapes at 15/16 inches per second. The cassette player operates by a rechargeable battery. Many readers like cassettes because they are portable and easy to store.
BRAILLE BOOKS and magazines are available for adults and children. The children’s braille collection includes books having both the printed word and braille on each page.
LARGE PRINT BOOKS are available for use by partially sighted persons who have difficulty reading standard print. These books are printed in LARGER THAN NORMAL TYPE. In addition to the Regional Libraries’ collections, many public libraries in the State have large print books.
ATTACHMENTS are available for use with the equipment loaned. Please see application for more details.||Philadelphia||Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped - Philadelphia; Washington Square West||Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped|
|Luzerne County Council of the Blind||A Charity Organization in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania that provides awareness in the community of people with vision challenges.||Luzerne||Luzerne County Council of the Blind||Luzerne County Council of the Blind|
|Montgomery County Aging and Adult Services - Orientation & Mobility (O & M)||A specialist provides training that enables a person who is visually impaired to learn to travel safely and independently. This training is key to regaining confidence, self-respect, and restored freedom. With O & M, a consumer can learn to travel safely as a person who is visually impaired, a fundamental component of independence. Instruction is specific to the goals of each individual. Sun lens evaluations and environmental assessments are made.||Montgomery||Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Montgomery; Norristown||Montgomery County Association for the Blind|
|Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Braille Classes||Instruction to learn functional use of Braille.||Montgomery||Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Montgomery; Norristown||Montgomery County Association for the Blind|
|Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Computer Access Training||One-on-one instruction on the use of computers. Our technology department is equipped with the latest equipment and software necessary for teaching a person who is blind or visually impaired, including screen magnification, screen reading and text scanning software. Teaching includes: using adaptive software and equipment, the Internet and E-mail, and Microsoft Office. Computer knowledge is vital for developing employment skills and increased independence.||Montgomery||Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Montgomery; Norristown||Montgomery County Association for the Blind|
|Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Home Rehabilitation Instruction||Teaches daily living techniques and skills to better cope with the challenges sight loss presents in the home. Techniques for personal management enable individuals to better adapt to their vision loss. Instruction may include learning tasks such as food preparation and kitchen safety, cleaning techniques, clothing organization, labeling and more.||Montgomery||Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Montgomery; Norristown||Montgomery County Association for the Blind|
|Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Loaned Equipment||Video magnifiers for enlarging printed and hand written material are loaned. Video magnifiers can also be purchased at the agency.||Montgomery||Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Montgomery; Norristown||Montgomery County Association for the Blind|
|Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Recreation||Five recreation groups for adults with vision loss, meeting twice a month at various locations throughout Montgomery County. Activities vary, including recreational outings. Transportation provided to participants.||Montgomery||Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Montgomery; Norristown||Montgomery County Association for the Blind|
|Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Scholarship||An annual scholarship awarded to a person who is legally blind seeking education or training beyond high school. Typical annual award is $500.||Montgomery||Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Montgomery; Norristown||Montgomery County Association for the Blind|
|Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Social Services||Comprehensive, direct social service support by professional staff with expertise in sight loss. Services include home visitation and case management, information about available services, assessment, referrals, home management assistance and counseling. Our social service team will guide you in learning about getting the help needed.||Montgomery||Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Montgomery; Norristown||Montgomery County Association for the Blind|
|Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Support Groups||Helping people learn coping strategies from peers and professionals. Professionals facilitate these support groups. Programs are open to anyone who has experienced vision loss.
- Diabetic Sight Loss - education on Diabetes management and understanding how it impacts sight loss. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of vision loss.
- General Sight Loss - two support groups, meeting in different parts of Montgomery County.||Montgomery||Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Montgomery; Norristown||Montgomery County Association for the Blind|
|Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Talking Book Program||Distribution of talking book equipment and in-home training. Social workers provide information on how to use this important program of the National Library Service for the Blind, including registration, equipment distribution and training. MCAB will also replace defective machines already in circulation.||Montgomery||Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Montgomery; Norristown||Montgomery County Association for the Blind|
|Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Therapy Specializing in Vision Loss||A therapeutic family model, providing weekly therapy sessions for individuals, couples, and families, benefiting those experiencing sight loss. Therapy is also provided to help with other issues that may have been heightened due to vision loss. Through therapy, strategies are introduced that will support a better quality of life.||Montgomery||Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Montgomery; Norristown||Montgomery County Association for the Blind|
|Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Transportation||Fully escorted door to door service provided for medical appointments and selected agency programs. Advance reservations required, service based on availability.||Montgomery||Montgomery County Association for the Blind - Montgomery; Norristown||Montgomery County Association for the Blind|
|Multimedia Transcription Service||Converts standard print into Braille, large print, and audio tape for individuals who are unable to read regular print. Textbooks production of Foreign language, Literacy, Science, and Math (Nemeth). Also conference and meeting material, employee manuals, recreational schedules.
||131 Main St, Suite 120, Hackensack NJ (Multimedia Transcription Service)||Multimedia Transcription Service |
|National Federation of the Blind of PA||Provides education about blindness, referral services assistance, scholarship information, publications and any aids, appliances or adaptive equipment needed. They provide advocacy services, counseling, guidance and support for the blind and their families.||Philadelphia||National Federation of the Blind of PA - Philadelphia; Center City||National Federation of the Blind of PA|
|Nat`l Assoc For Parents of Children with Visual Impairments||Offers support group for parents through their database. Information packet and an "Awareness" newsletter available. Various publications for parents available.
||1 N Lexington Ave, 8th Floor, White Plains NY (Nat`l Assoc For Parents of Children with Visual Impairments)||National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments|
|Orientation / Mobility Referrals-North Central Sight Services||North Central Sight Services will provide referrals for Orientation and Mobility Training. The Instructor will review services with the customer and develop an appropriate individualized plan with specific mobility goals and objectives. The individual’s plan may include: sensory awareness, spatial concepts, searching skills, sighted guide, independent movement, cane skills, and protective techniques.||Lycoming||Support Services for the Blind or Visually Impaired||North Central Sight Services|
|Overbrook School for the Blind - Deaf Blind Services||Overbrook School for the Blind serves children with deafblindness in all of their out- reach and educational programs. Teachers in the Early Intervention Outreach Program work closely with teachers of the deaf and hearing impaired to provide a complete program to meet the sensory needs of infants and toddlers who have both a vision and hearing loss. Teachers from our Early Childhood Out Reach Program, provide services in preschool or home based settings for children in Philadelphia who do not attend Overbrook. On campus the Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School and School to Work Programs all serve children with deafblindness. By providing services in this way, rather than a separate program, the diverse needs of the students can be met in an age appropriate environment. Our on-campus students with deafblindness range in age from 3-21 and have very different educational needs based on the degree of vision and hearing loss and additional disabilities.
Each student’s program focuses on using a communication and amplification program specifically designed to them. Many of our students use an oral/aural approach using speech as communication while other students may use visual or tactile sign language, touch or object cues, or other augmentative communication systems or devices. Classroom teachers work closely with each student’s family, PT, OT, and Speech therapist to develop an appropriate system and instructional program.
Students and staff also receive additional support from the Pennsylvania Deafblind Project, Hand In Hand. An Educational Consultant provides technical assistance and training for staff both on and off campus as well as working with families. For families, the Deafblind Project provides a computer listserv so that parents can communicate with each other over the internet, self paced home training modules to educate parents about the loss of vision and hearing, sponsorship for parents to attend conferences and trainings, and an annual family weekend for families to get together for fun and learning. The project also provides in-service training to Overbrook staff and to support Overbook’s professional development program.
||Philadelphia||Overbrook School for the Blind - Philadelphia; Overbrook||Overbrook School for the Blind|
|Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Blind Veterans Pension||Provides eligible blind veterans a pension of $150.00 per month.||Lebanon||Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs||Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs|
|Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Disabled Veterans Real Estate Tax Exemption Program||Provides real estate tax exemption for any honorably discharged veteran who is 100% disabled, a resident of the Commonwealth and has a financial need.||Lebanon||Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs||Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs|
|Prevention of Blindness-Lackawanna Blind Association||Prevention specialists conduct vision screenings and elementary school education programs focused on eye safety. Spot screening devices are used to detect ophthalmological issues. Also provides low-cost eyeglasses to income-eligible individuals.||Lackawanna||Lackawanna Blind Association||Lackawanna Blind Association|
|Remedial Eye Care-North Central Sight Services||Assist low income individuals with obtaining eye exams and glasses through contracts with local eye care providers. Eligible individuals can buy eyeglasses and/or pay for an eye exam at reduced costs.||Lycoming||Prevention of Blindness||North Central Sight Services|
|Royer Greaves School for Blind - Residential Program||The residential program at Royer-Greaves School for Blind is licensed by the Department of Public Welfare 6400 regulations, as a Community Home for the Mentally Retarded. Residential program is centered around the Residence Hall, Activities Building which houses the gymnasium and indoor swimming pool, the School Grounds and the community. Each Individual is encouraged to attend their annual Multi-Disciplinary Team meeting to discuss their needs, wants and programs of attendance. An individual Program Plan(IPP) is then developed based upon the team meeting's findings which specifies the Individual's residential goals and objectives. Goals are designed to help individuals gain maximum independence. The program supports these goals by providing a continuous twenty four hour supportive, consistent and caring environment.
Three Primary Phases of Focus
Activities of Daily Living include those life skills and self help skills which an individual may need to address for independence. Self preservation skills and orientation and mobility are also addressed.
Recreation and Socialization Skills focus on developing recreational interests and learning to interact with others through small and large group activities. Individuals are afforded the opportunity to choose activities of interest and build upon those interests for leisure time pursuits. Activities range from music appreciation, arts and crafts, the horticultural program, aquatic and modified athletics to reading and specialized interests.
Community Life includes programs designed for each individual to learn and participate in community activities, which enhances their lives on an ongoing basis. Individual and group volunteers from the community participate in this program. The 'Windows to the World' program enables individuals to gain access to the community on a regular basis, whether it's to the post office, library or the mall. Activities also include dining out and trips to areas of interest such as the beach.
Individuals are afforded the opportunity to become members of Explorer Post #103, regardless of age or sex. They participate in scouting activities as a post and also with other local Scout troops. The residential program is administered by qualified Residential Care Counselors and supervised by the Residential Program Director. Nursing services are provided twenty-four hours per day.||Chester||*Main Site (Royer Greaves School for Blind)||Royer Greaves School for Blind|
|Social Activity-Lackawanna Blind Association||Social activities for the blind including exercise classes, descriptive movies, audio book club, seasonal parties, and outings.||Lackawanna||Lackawanna Blind Association||Lackawanna Blind Association|
|Social Services for the Blind-North Central Sight Services||North Central Sight Services' social service department provides a comprehensive program of activities and programs. Their goal is to provide individualized services to keep people living as independently as possible. Their services range from one-time appointments to biweekly meetings. They also offer transportation and escort to doctor’s appointments or grocery shopping when other resources are unavailable. Their qualified Casework Associates can assist with reading mail and paying bills.||Lycoming||Support Services for the Blind or Visually Impaired||North Central Sight Services|
|Support Groups for the Blind or Vision Impaired-North Central Sight Services||North Central Sight Services facilitates some support and education groups that promote independence and life skills for those who are blind or visually impaired. Groups include a book club, a ladies' club, a sight loss support group, a craft class, and exercise classes.||Lycoming||Support Services for the Blind or Visually Impaired||North Central Sight Services|
|Veterans Health Administration - Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services||The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) implements the medical assistance program of the VA through the administration and operation of numerous VA Medical Centers (VAMC), Outpatient Clinics (OPC), Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC), and VA Community Living Centers (VA Nursing Home) Programs.
VA's Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services is responsible for the national policies and programs for medical rehabilitation, prosthetic and sensory aids services that promote the health, independence and quality of life for Veterans with disabilities.
Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services is comprised of national programs for: Audiology and Speech Pathology; Blind Rehabilitation; Chiropractic Care; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service; and, Recreation Therapy. Special programs include Polytrauma/Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) System of Care, Amputation System of Care, and Blind Rehabilitation Care Continuum.
Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services provides program and policy direction for over 8,000 rehabilitation care and prosthetic services providers. Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services is committed to providing the highest quality, comprehensive, interdisciplinary care; the most advanced medical devices and products that are commercially available; and, promoting advancements in rehabilitative care and evidence-based treatment.||United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services||United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration|
|VisionCorps Center, York||VisionCorps Vision Center consists of four services.
•First, clients can receive a comprehensive examination by an ophthalmologist or optometrist. She will discuss what low vision aids are available. Contact Leora Wiest at 717-848-1690.
•Second, VisionCorps has Occupational Therapy services available. Contact Jennifer Zack at 717-848-1690, ext. 105.
•The third service provided by VisionCorps is Orientation & Mobility training. Contact Jennifer Zack at 717-848-1690, ext. 105.
•The fourth service is the demonstration, evaluation and sale of Closed Circuit Television Systems, also known as CCTVs. Access Technology services/training is available. Contact Tony Heath at 717-848-1690, ext. 114.
• Please, remember we provide comprehensive client support services: Access Technology, Talking Book Program, Public Education, Low Vision Rehabilitation, Low Vision Services, Preschool Screening and Remedial Eye Care.
Also provides Social Services, including transportation to medical appointments and essential community errands; and in-home support services.
|VisionCorps York, Employment Services||Employs legally blind adults to provide recycling services for the Library of Congress and other contract services for the visually impaired to other area businesses.||York||VisionCorps York||VisionCorps|
|VisionCorps York - Friendly Social Club||Social program for persons with vision impairment.||York||VisionCorps York||VisionCorps|
|VisionCorps York - Sight Loss Support Group||Provides a setting where visually impaired/blind persons can meet to discuss concerns, problems, and methods of adjusting to their visual impairment.||York||VisionCorps York||VisionCorps|
|Vision Rehabilitation-North Central Sight Services||Offers individualized instruction on independent living skills for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. The assessment and instruction can take place off-site or in the Abe Snyder Memorial Resource Center. The center is equipped with a full kitchen, a seating area for group activities, and a demonstration area for various technology aids.
A Vision Rehabilitation Therapist conducts an assessment and develops an Individualized Service Plan for the client to help him or her reach the goals.||Lycoming||Support Services for the Blind or Visually Impaired||North Central Sight Services|
|Vocational Rehabilitation Services - Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services||Welcome to the Web Site of the Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services (BBVS). The mission of the Bureau is to assist Pennsylvanians who are blind or visually impaired gain the skills necessary to live and work independently in their communities. BBVS services are provided throughout the Commonwealth by professional staff in District Offices located in the following cities: Philadelphia, Wilkes-Barre, Harrisburg, Altoona, Pittsburgh and Erie. Please consult the Department of Labor & Industry Web Page Regional map of Pennsylvania for the address and phone numbers of the BBVS District Office closest to you. However, you do not need to visit an office in order to receive services since our staff will be happy to make an appointment to come to your home and take an application for services.||Montgomery||Vocational Rehabilitation Services - Montgomery; Norristown||Office of Vocational Rehabilitation|
|Western PA School for Blind Children||The Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children is a one-of-a-kind educational facility committed to training visually impaired students with additional disabilities. Offers a full range of exceptional individualized special education services fostering maximum independence for students with visual impairment, including blindness and other challenges and provides support and resources to families and the community.||Allegheny||W. PA School for Blind Children||Western PA School for Blind Children|