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Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology is the instructional area that teaches the skills necessary to utilize specialized software and equipment to successfully operate a computer. This includes evaluating the needs and ability of each person the use screen magnification, screen readers, speech recognition software, and Braille to access the computer and peripherals with skills and confidence as related to their individualized rehabilitation goals. In addition, learn how to use and access Smart phone and Digital Recorder. For those with Combined Hearing and Vision Loss (CVHL), learn how to use devices and other systems accessible for both the hearing and vision loss, including videophone and captioned telephone, and assistive listening devices.

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Adjustment to Disability Counseling is offered to those who need support in living with vision loss or Combined Vision and Hearing Loss (CVHL) and in support of guidance and intervention. This can be provided in individual, family and peer support group environments. Additionally, counseling in the adjustment to disability group sessions will focus on education regarding rights and responsibilities, as well as benefits and supports available to the blind and visually impaired community, as well as the CVHL community. An investigation and explanation of community resources available to individuals with vision loss and those with CVHL, and exposure to the consumer organizations. Self-advocacy is promoted in order to achieve positive outcomes in community reintegration.

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Low Vision

Low Vision Services is the instructional area that addresses the needs of individuals with partial vision to gain a better understanding of their vision problems through client education.

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Social Recreation

Various classes, recreational and vocational activities are available within the Center and community.

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Orientation and Mobility

O & M is the instructional area where persons are provided training to effectively use their remaining senses in a compensatory manner.

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Rehabilitation Teaching

Rehabilitation Teaching is the instructional area that addresses the daily tasks necessary to manage every day activities in order to regain independence. These skills encompass the broad range of activities including personal grooming, food preparation, eating skills, household management, organizational skills, labeling techniques, and time management skills that serue to increase an individual's independence in their home and personal life. Communication skills where opportunities are provided to learn Braille, utilization of specialized audio products, typing and keyboarding skills, hand writing and use of various writing devices, sign language, and the use of assistive technology to accomplish the storing and retrieval of information, reading, managing financial records, etc,

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Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services

Benifits of Attending P.R.I.D.E Program

  • Comprehensive Evaluation Process
  • Individualized Program
  • Small Group Component
  • Frequent Organized Staffing’s with Counselors
  • Facility-Based, Structured Environment
  • "Real World" Strategies Shared by Blind Individuals and those with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss (CVHL)
  • Graduation Upon Successful Completion

To refer one of your clients or for additional information, please contact:

Frank Vance

Director of Rehabilitation Services

Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

(602) 273-7411 x109


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An agency providing services so that individuals with vision loss can achieve their full potential.

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