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Envisioning Independence
Helping people adapt to the loss of sight

2016 Board of Directors

Ron Kihara, President
Russ Hatch, Vice President
Tom Gardner, Treasurer
Dr. Celia Barberena
Dr. Ken Hunter
Robert Johnson
Steve Kane
Joshua Karanis
Dr. John Kraus
Lisa Ledin
Marty Lipp
David Lloyd
Mona Schoenwisner

Orientation & Mobility Instruction

Daily Living Program

Support Services

Resources

Tuesday Program

Support Group Link

Marjorie R McNeely Low Vision Clinic

Low Vision Assessment

Service Coordinator

Used Equipment for Sale

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BVIC GROUP ACTIVITIES

Low Vision Peer Support Group
Day/Time: 1st and 3rd Tuesday
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Fee: None

Luncheon and Ceramics
Day/Time: Every Tuesday
11:45 - 2:00 p.m.
Fee: None

 

Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County, Inc.

Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County, Inc.

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Wish List
  • DSLR camera kit (such as Nikon D3300)
  • Kitchen knife set (such as Henckels 7-Pc set)
  • 12-cup thermal coffeemaker
Volunteer Opportunities
  • Front desk volunteer from 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Tuusday, Thursday or Friday to provide a friendly face to greet visitors and a happy voice to answer the phone.
  • Tuesday morning walkway cleaning, especially after a storm, to ensure Tuesday support groups, lunch and ceramic art attendees have a clear path.
  • Volunteer once a month to plan, shop, prepare, serve and clean-up after our weekly Tuesday lunch program. We pay for the food.
  • For more information about these or other volunteer opportunities, please call Diana Trapani, Executive Director at 831-649-3505, ex. 103.


BBQ – CLUB FUNDRAISER
Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Chili, Salad & all the fixings
Sunday Sept. 18, 2016 – 12:00pm
Cost - $15.
@ Blind & Visually Impaired Center
225 Laurel Ave., Pacific Grove 93950
RSVP by 9/16/2016

This is an administrative fundraiser open to Lions, to help raise funds to finance this club.  Monterey Lighthouse Lions Club is an endorsed District Project. Please show your support by attending or sending in a donation to keep this club/project in operation.  Thanks to Scales of Justice Lions for hosting the BBQ.

For tickets, Contact:
PDG Steve Brown
11944 Lake Wildwood Dr.
Penn Valley, CA 95946
Cell- (831) 234-9104
pdgsteve@sbcglobal.net


DISCOVER ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES ON THE MAC, iPHONE/iPAD

The BVIC is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the Apple Store, Del Monte Shopping Center. Apple trainers are providing BVIC clients small group classes titled “Discover Accessibility” on the accessibility features of the Mac and iPhone/iPad.

To RSVP for a class, please call our new Low Vision Services Coordinator, Jenny Swad at 649-3505.
The August schedule is:
- Monday August 8th 12:30-1:30pm: Discover Accessibility: Vision for Mac 

- Monday August 8th 5-6pm: Discover Accessibility: Vision for iPhone and iPad

- Wednesday August 10th 6:30-7:30pm: Discover Accessibility: Vision for iPhone and iPad

- Thursday August 11th 12:30-1:30pm: Discover Accessibility: Vision for iPhone and iPad

-Thursday August 11th 5-6pm: Discover Accessibility: Vision for Mac 

- Monday August 15th 12:30-1:30pm: Discover Accessibility: Vision for Mac

- Monday August 15th 5-6pm: Discover Accessibility: Vision for iPhone and iPad

- Thursday August 18th 12:30-1:30pm: Discover Accessibility: Vision for iPhone and iPad

-Thursday August 18th 5-6pm: Discover Accessibility: Vision for Mac

- Monday August 22nd 12:30-1:30pm: Discover Accessibility: Vision for Mac

- Monday August 22nd 5-6pm: Discover Accessibility: Vision for iPhone and iPad

- Wednesday August 24th 6:30-7:30pm: Discover Accessibility: Vision for for iPhone and iPad

- Monday August 29th 12:30-1:30pm: Discover Accessibility: Vision for Mac

- Monday August 29th 5-6pm: Discover Accessibility: Vision for iPhone and iPad


NEW BVIC EMPLOYEE

The BVIC is pleased to announce the hire of Jenny Swad, CLVT/COMS. Bringing twenty years of experience, Jenny is dual certified as a Certified Low Vision Therapist and Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist.   She will assume the role of Low Vision Services Coordinator, to replace the retiring Moonset Yu, and will also provide O&M services. The next time you are at the center, please be sure to introduce yourself and welcome Jenny to the BVIC team.



Motorcycle Flyer Show 2016


Motorcycle Flyer Registration Form 2016


Job Opportunity

There is an opening at the BVIC for an Orientation & Mobility Specialist. For more information, please email: vision@blindandlowvision.org with the subject line: O&M Specialist.


The Association of Blind Citizens: Assistive
Technology Fund

Operated by the Association of Blind Citizens, the fund provides financial resources to cover 50% of the retail price of adaptive devices or software. Products covered by this program retail for a minimum of $200 and a Maximum of $6,000. Persons eligible to apply for assistance have a family income of less than $50,000 and cash assets of less than $20,000. Applications must be submitted by June 30th and December 31st for each grant period (two per year). Applicants may submit one request per calendar year. All applications must be submitted via e-mail. The ATF is limited to U.S. residents who are legally blind. Follow this link for more information and instructions about the ATF. Assistive Technology Fund


Also check out
  • Internet Shopper
  • Support the BVIC through Amazon SMILES: Amazon SMILES (click How to Help link above for more information)

Click News and Events for more details


MST BUSES PROVIDE PATH for VISUALLY IMPAIRED

MST Bus Article

Below is the link to The Californian news article

http://www.thecalifornian.com/story/news/2016/04/28/mst-buses-provide-path-visually-impaired/83667770/

   
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