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Center for the Visually Impaired - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Center for the Visually Impaired
1187 Dunn Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 253-8879 (Local)
(386) 253-9178 (Fax)
(800) 227-1284 (Toll-Free)

Brief Description

The Center for the Visually Impaired is a nonprofit agency dedicated to serving the special needs of blind and visually impaired individuals and has been providing a wide variety of critical services for the past 20 years.

A full range of rehabilitation and training programs, as well as social services, low vision services, and employment services for teenagers enables participants to preserve their independence and achieve their highest potential.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.
Geographic area served: Flagler, Putnam, and Volusia Counties.
Publications: Eye Opener.


Ronee Silverman, Executive Director,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Offers computer training.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides independent living training and individual instruction.
  • Support Groups
    • Sponsors self-help groups called PALS (Persons Adjusting to Limited Sight) in four counties. PALS provides the visually impaired person and their families an opportunity to get together for social, educational and recreational purposes on a monthly basis. For more information on PALS, go to PALS (Persons Adjusting to Limited Sight) Support Groups.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Offers O&M training.

Services for Children

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Provides training in the following:
      • Screen reader programs including JAWS, Window-eyes, and Connect Outloud
      • Screen Magnifiers like “Big Shot” Screen enlargement programs including Zoom Text, and MAGIC
      • Voice recognition programs like “Dragon Naturally Speaking”
      • Scanning programs such as Kurzweil, Open Book, and Omni Page Pro
      • Typing programs like “Talking Typing Teacher.”
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Offers program to transition teenagers from childhood dependence on parents to maximized independence as contributing adult members of society.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility (O & M) training to enable blind or visually impaired persons to gain the necessary skills to travel outside of their homes.

Ongoing Events/Programs

Teen Transition Program

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