Copyright © 2016-
Valley Center for the Blind is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that focuses on improving and enhancing the lives of people with blindness and visual impairments in Fresno.
3417 W. Shaw Ave. Fresno, CA 93711
Telephone: (559) 222-
Fax: (559) 222-
The Assistive Technology program provides opportunities for consumers to learn to use the Internet, e-
Scanners and screen readers are used to read print memos and documents. One consumer learned to use a braille translation program to scan, translate, and emboss into braille a document he needed for work. Another used a global positioning system (GPS) with braille output to get directions to and from school.
Evaluation and training may be provided on a short term basis. Professional seminars and consultation specifically geared to technology are available. The Center is actively involved in research and development with a variety of companies in order to keep up with the demand for products which meet the unique needs of users who are blind or visually impaired. Assistive technology is an integral and continually expanding area which provides resources and essential skills for blind individuals for employment and everyday living.