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Sight Connection - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Sight Connection
929 N 130th St, Suite 3
Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98133
(206) 525-5556 (Local)
(206) 525-0422 (Fax)
(800) 458-4888 (Toll-Free)
info@sightconnection.org
http://www.sightconnection.org

Brief Description

SightConnection is the only organization in Western WA proving the full menu of independence-focus programs/services that promote self-sufficiency and self-reliance for any visually impaired child and adult. No one is turned away. Home visits including assessments, rehabilitation, orientation and mobility, counseling, low vision clinics, 900 product retail and on-line presence, assistive technology lab and training and education and referrals.

Hours of operation: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Clients served on average per year: 2000
Number of staff: 17
Staff description: Low-vision optometrist, assistive technology and adaptive aids specialists, certified orientation,and mobility and rehabilitation specialists, accredited social workers
Geographic area served: King, Snohomish, Pierce, Kitsap, Skagit, Island and San Juan counties in Western WA State
Publications: Monthly client-focused e-newsletter, retail catalog; Annual Report and semi annual donor-focused newsletter

Staff

Jill Braun, Vice President, Vision Rehabilitation, (206) 525-5556, jbraun@sightconnection.org
Michael Craig, Vice President, Development & Marketing, (206) 525-5556, mcraig@sightconnection.org
Shannon Martsolf, President/CEO, (206) 525-5556, director@sightconnection.org
Joyce Shoemaker, Retail Operations Manager, (206) 525-5556, jshoemaker@sightconnection.org
Marianne Welling, O.D., Director, Low Vision Clinic, (206) 525-5556, mwelling@sightconnection.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • Provides assessment and evaluation of functional vision status.
  • Assistive Products
    • Distributes adaptive aids for everyday activities. Products for sale on site and online (http://www.sightconnection.com).
  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Offers presentations on vision-related topics, and distributes publications for both the general public and health professionals.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Offers demonstrations and information and referral regarding assistive computer technologies. Sells and rents out CCTVs.
  • Counseling
    • Works with clients and families to provide one-on-one counseling, education and support, as well as information and referral.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Offers instruction in safe and independent travel, home and personal management tips and, through the low vision clinic, trains on devices and techniques. Offers independent living services for older blind adults.
  • In-Home Services
    • Rehabilitation teachers and social workers meet with individuals in their own homes providing one-on-one training and support.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information and referral by telephone. Provides pamphlets on many vision-related topics free of charge as well as an educational series of presentations in Seattle and the surrounding areas.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Maintains low vision clinics in Seattle, Bremerton and Sedro Woolley. Evaluates functional vision. Prescribes and trains in use of low vision aids and lends out devices on a trial basis before purchase. Closed-circuit television demonstrations and sales.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Offers instruction in safe and independent travel, including white cane instruction.

Services for Children

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information and referral services.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision evaluation and training.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Offers hands-on product demonstrations and tutorials, by appointment.
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