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Betsy Tait, Orientation & Mobility Instructor with Client Leslie

Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ACBVI) has been providing services for individuals since 1947. ACBVI is committed to "enhancing the quality of life for people who are blind or otherwise visually impaired." Our services are available to adults who are legally blind or visually impaired as well as those who have a degenerative eye condition which may eventually become a visual impairment. These services are offered separately or concurrently according to the individual needs of the qualifying client.


Assistive Technology
In the area of blindness, ACBVI provides training for: computer speech access; computer screen magnification; Braille notetakers; close circuit televisions; OCR text readers; work site accommodations.

In the area of physical impairments, ACBVI provides training for: head pointing mouse; trackballs; voice dictate; single switch scanning; morse coding; one-handed keyboards; work-site accommodations.

ACBVI's Assistive Technology Center also offers the following classes in a formal classroom/lab environment: Computer Keyboarding; Typing; Introduction to Computers; Word Processing; The Internet and e-mail.

Counseling / Social Work
In this area ACBVI provides social evaluations; counseling to individuals, groups, families/parents, couples; referral to community services; contracts and referrals to other counseling/social work services.

Orientation & Mobility Training / Rehabilitation Teaching
In this area ACBVI provides: activities of daily living; Braille; handwriting; typing; video magnifier; electronic mobility aids; home management; orientation/mobility; rehabilitation teaching in client's home and community; sensory training.

Social Recreation
In this area ACBVI provides: adult continuing education; arts and crafts; hobby groups; special programs for the elderly.

Other services provided by ACBVI:

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Assistive Techology Arizona program focuses on training Arizona's Vocational Rehabilitation One-Stop staff.
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Assistive Technology Arizona program.

PRIDE Program Promoting Resourcefulness Independence Dignity and Employability

Please click here to learn more about ACBVI's Vocational Rehabilitation Job Training Program PRIDE.

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