Learning how to accomplish daily tasks with low vision or without sight can be challenging. But you can learn how to do things differently and independently with skills that will help you thrive in all aspects of your life. Classes in our Adult Rehabilitation program provide training in technology, orientation and mobility, and activities of daily living such as cooking and cleaning.
You can choose to begin with a few introductory classes or meet with a staff member to make a plan that best fits your needs. Scroll down for more details about the classes and the skills you will learn.
CVI offers services on a sliding fee scale and you may qualify for financial assistance. For information about scheduling and financial assistance contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-875-9011.
Menu of Services
Below is a list of areas our programs focus on to help provide you with the skills you need to live as independently as possible. Each area offers introductory classes that can be incorporated into a more robust plan to help you meet your personal goals.
Orientation & Mobility
Don’t let vision loss stop you from going where you want to go. Our certified instructors can teach you how to travel safely and independently indoors and outdoors. Learn how to use a white cane, cross streets safely, and access public transportation so you can travel wherever you want to go safely. Click here to learn more about the introductory course for this area.
Activities of Daily Living
Maintaining your home can be a challenge when you have vision loss. Learn strategies and methods for cooking safely, household organization, labeling, medication management, etc. Let us know what skills you need help with, and our team of experts can assist you. Click here to learn more about the introductory course for this area.
Whether you have low vision or no vision, technology can put the world at your fingertips. From learning screen magnification software to screen reading software our certified instructors will teach you the skills needed not only for living independently but also returning to the workforce. Learn these skills through one on one instruction. We also provide training on how to use the Voiceover option on your smartphone or tablet devices and keyboarding. Click here to learn more about the introductory courses.
Meet others who are experiencing the challenges of vision loss in our ongoing support groups. Get support, learn coping strategies, and talk openly and honestly about the issues you face. You are not alone. For more information visit the Support Group page, contact the Center for details or check out Infolink for updates.
Are you, or someone you know, 55 years of age or over and experiencing vision loss or both vision and hearing loss? Project Independence can help. This vision program for those 55 years of age or over is administered by the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency. The services provided may help you remain independent and keep on doing what you like to do. https://gvs.georgia.gov/project-independence
The mission of the Center for the Visually Impaired is to empower people impacted by vision loss to live with independence and dignity.
This single goal guides the programs and services of the Center for the Visually Impaired (CVI), and we work in a variety of ways to achieve it.
From our roots working with children in the 1960s, CVI has emerged as a leader in vision rehabilitation and training services for people of all ages and degrees of vision loss. Annually CVI helps more than 1,000 children, adults and seniors acquire skills to succeed at school and work, be active members of their communities, and live safely and independently.
CVI also serves as a resource for thousands of people each year from 28 counties throughout metro Atlanta and beyond who are seeking answers and help for themselves or a loved one. Nearly 50% of our clients are from low-income households (earning less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines).
With the support of individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations, CVI can ensure that anyone who needs services can access them. Philanthropy supports our ability to offer a sliding fee scale and other financial assistance to people with vision loss in our community.
Please explore our website to learn more about all our programs and services. Thank you for your interest and let us know how we can help you.
Center for the Visually Impaired 739 W. Peachtree St., NW Atlanta, GA 30308 (404) 875-9011