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Visually Impaired Persons of Charlotte County - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Visually Impaired Persons of Charlotte County
4055 Tamiami Trail
Suite 24
Port Charlotte, FL 32952
(941) 625-8501 (Local)
(941) 625-8031 (Fax)
vipoff@daystar.net
http://www.vipofcc.com/

Brief Description

The VIP is a resource and education center offering programs and services to the visually impaired of Charlotte County, Florida and surrounding community.

Geographic area served: Charlotte County

Staff

Shirley Gilmore, Director

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Provides outreach programs Speakers and video presentations to various organizations.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Offers training in the use of adaptive software allows the user to see the screen and hear the commands under Windows operating system.
  • Counseling
    • Professional and support staff are available to help with the loss of vision.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Offers a fourteen-week independent living course to people who are visually impaired.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Offers instruction in the use of the latest low vision devices.
  • Services for Seniors
    • Offers classes designed to provide the skills necessary to be more independent.
  • Support Groups
    • Holds weekly peer support group meetings for people who are visually impaired and their families.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Offers O&M training.
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