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AFBAmerican Foundation®
for the Blind

Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss

Access Alaska - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Access Alaska
1217 East 10th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 248-4777 (Local)
(907) 248-0639 (Fax)
(800) 770-4488 (Toll-Free)
(907) 248-8799 (TDD/TTY)
info@accessalaska.org
http://accessalaska.org/about-us/

Brief Description

Access Alaska is a private, non-profit, consumer-controlled organization that provides independent living services to people who experience a disability.

Staff

Doug White, Executive Director, (907) 248-4777

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Advocacy
    • Advocacy efforts are initiated to respond to proposed legislative changes and/or the need for increased funding and services to improve the lives of people with disabilities.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Offers independent living skills training.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information about disability and senior-related services including housing, employment, personal care, benefits, transportation, legal rights, education, emergency shelter, health care, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision services.
  • Support Groups
    • Provides space and staff to facilitate, encourage and support peer counseling groups for visually impaired persons.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Offers O&M training.

Events

Fairbanks – Visually Impaired Persons (VIP) Support Group

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