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Assistive Technology Devices: Your Window to the World

Losing vision does not mean you lose the ability to work, go to school or participate in the many social and recreational activities that you enjoy. With the assistance of many new devices developed to enhance the vision you have or support those with no vision, you can continue living an active independent lifestyle.

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Even though Assistive Technology Devices and other Vision Rehab programs are available to support you as you learn to adjust to being visually impaired, we know that the journey can still be rocky. We are here every step of the way to provide you the support you need.  Click here to learn more about our counseling services.

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Assistive Technology: A Key to Staying Independent

What is Assistive Technology?

Assistive Technology for Visually Impaired and for the Blind refers to devices that are used by people with disabilities.  In the case of visually impaired individuals, such devices include magnifiers, screen reader software, desktop and portable closed circuit tvs, lighting, kitchen aids, talking PDAs, GPS systems and talking watches.

Get the Right Assistive Technology with an Expert Assessment

Whether an individual has partial or no vision, our skilled staff will assess their individual assistive technology needs. Individuals will be provided with hands-on experience to try out a variety of aids and appliances in order to determine what works best for their particular needs. This includes items for the home, work, school and for social or recreational activities. Our staff provides product information, basic training and guidance in choosing what assistive technology for visually impaired works best for each unique situation. 

Assistive Technology Training & Computer Classes

We provide training in the use of a wide range of computer technology to assist those individuals with no vision as well as those with changing vision. Students will be able to apply newly learned computer skills for personal use, education, or work. Here is what we offer:

1. Assistive Technology Training designed to meet individual goals.
2. Training in the use of appropriate assistive technology based on the individual's assessment.
3. Hands-on experience so students feel confident in their use of the technology.
4. Access to and knowledge in the most widely used application tools for word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, and the Internet.

Where Can Assistive Technology Be Purchased?

San Diego Center for the Blind has its own store where we sell
a wide range of assistive technology devices.
Visit us today at
5930 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, California 92115,
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call at 619.583.1542