We provide services to enhance personal growth, self-sufficiency, confidence and independence of individuals who are visually impaired of all ages (orientation and mobility, daily living skills and communication skills). All services are planned and supervised by an individual with WV DRS or similar agency and with our staff.
Computer Learning: Our center is committed to offering technology solutions for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. We offer skills, which enable our clients to successfully, compete in educational and employment environments.
We offer training in the use of computer and access technology. With a variety of available access technology products, clients are able to test, select and learn to use equipment that meets their needs through the following:
1. Evaluations that are designed to assess individual competencies and help individuals who are visually impaired select computer and access equipment for their needs.
2. Training: this teaches clients on an individual basis to use specfic equipment and software. A general plan of training has been established; however, an individualized plan is developed for each client and job tasks are simulated when possible. The time required to complete training depends on the current skill level and the individual desire to improve those skills.
Orientation & Mobility training is sub-contracted to a local certified O&M specialist.
Daily living skills are provided by our Job Development/Job Training specialist.
On the job training opportunities are provided in are work shop and under the supervision of our Shop Supervisor.
Adaptive device training is provided by our own employee who uses these same devices daily in his/her own life.