The statistics are shocking. The number of people with visual impairments living in our community is three times greater than the number of homeless individuals, yet they are invisible. 1 in 4 adults in the US are at high risk for serious vision loss, which means someone in your life — a loved one, a dear friend, a colleague, maybe even you — is at risk of becoming legally blind.
Our mission is to positively impact everyone who is blind or visually impaired.
We do this in a few different ways. We’re the largest employer in a 7-state region, creating jobs for blind and visually impaired individuals. We offer adaptive technology training that connects those who can’t see or those losing their sight to their support system and the rest of the world. We hold art, cultural and recreational events for people with vision disabilities of all ages so they can experience something they’ve always wanted to do. We lead the way in providing educational opportunities for those with visual impairments and their loved ones so they know where to turn for help. We lead the Vision Resource Coalition that brings together more than 25 local agencies that serve the blind and visually impaired and hold the Visually Impaired Community Resource Fair.