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Envisioning Independence
Helping people adapt to the loss of sight

2015 Board of Directors

Ron Kihara, President
Russ Hatch, Vice President
Tom Gardner, Treasurer
Sonja Jackson, Secretary
Carolyn Craig
Shirley Doolittle
Ken Hunter
Robert Johnson
Steve Kane
Joshua Karanis
Dr. John Kraus
David Lloyd
Mona Schoenwisner

Orientation & Mobility Instruction

Daily Living Program

Support Services


Tuesday Program

Support Group Link

Marjorie R McNeely Low Vision Clinic

Low Vision Assessment

Service Coordinator

Used Equipment for Sale

Photo Gallery


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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.

News and Events Link


CSA flyer 2015

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

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Randy Henson, husband of former BVIC Program Director Kathy Henson, has a busy job as a visually impaired snack bar host at the Monterey County Courthouse.

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