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Losing Your Sight?
Let VISIONS Show You What is Possible!

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Who We Are

VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a nonprofit rehabilitation and social service organization. VISIONS purpose is to develop and implement programs to assist blind and visually impaired people of all ages to lead independent and active lives, and to educate the public to understand the capabilities and needs of people who are blind and visually impaired.

What to Know About VISIONS

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All of the services we offer are free of charge thanks to government grants and private donations

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We serve consumers in all boroughs of NYC, as well as Long Island, Westchester, and Rockland Counties

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We offer services in 15 languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese dialects, and Russian

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Our programs are tailored to the specific needs of our consumers, no matter how complex those needs are

What We Do

Whether working directly in the home or community, at our headquarters on Greenwich Street, or out of any of our facilities below, legally blind consumers receive the highest quality programs and services from our certified staff.

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VISIONS Center on Blindness (VCB)

Located in Rockland County, NY, VCB is one of the largest and most comprehensive vision rehabilitation facilities in the United States. VCB offers Year-round programs focused on adaptive living, orientation and mobility, and adaptive technology instruction in a safe, nurturing environment that promotes collaboration, social interaction, and healthy living.

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Vocational Rehab Center (VRC)

VISIONS VRC is a state-of-the-art residential training facility located on the grounds of VCB. For youth ages 18–21, The VRC offers training towards certified career opportunities in areas such as nursing assistant, teacher’s assistant, and food preparation. For adults ages 21 and over, the VRC offers training in orientation & mobility and assistive technology.

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VISIONS at Selis Manor

Located in Manhattan, VISIONS at Selis Manor offers an adapted learning environment and meeting place for blind youth, adults, and seniors. Individual counseling, Braille instruction, support groups, arts & culture, health and wellness programs, computer classes, and an extraordinary lending library are some of the many programs offered at no charge to consumers.

VISIONS Core Services

In-Home Vision Rehabilitation

Instruction on key skills to living with vision loss, such as adaptive living, safely traveling in the community, and maintaining independence.

Job Training and Placement

Instruction on resume writing, computer literacy, applying/interviewing for jobs, and techniques to thrive in the workplace.

Assistive Technology Services

Instruction on using screen-reading or magnification software on computers, as well as accessibility features available on mobile devices.

VISIONS Center on Aging (ISC)

Programs and services designed for seniors age 60 or older, including free meals on weekdays, benefits advisement, health focused activities, support groups, and mail reading.

Youth Services

Internships and job training for young adults 14–21 years old, as well as pre-college programs to prepare high-school students for the next steps of their education.

Community Outreach and Training

Participation in local community events as well as presentations to professionals, employers, and laypeople to help raise awareness about the needs and abilities of people with visual impairments.

Contact Us

Toll-Free: (888) 245–8333    Fax: (212) 219–4078    E-Mail: info@visionsvcb.org

If you are legally blind and interested in receiving services from VISIONS, call:
(888) 245-8333 and ask for ext. 127

Our Locations

VISIONS HEADQUARTERS
500 Greenwich Street, Suite 302
New York, NY 10013

VISIONS AT SELIS MANOR
135 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011

VCB – VISIONS CENTER ON BLINDNESS
111 Summit Park Road
Spring Valley, NY 10977

Website: www.visionsvcb.org
Email: info@visionsvcb.org
Blindline®: (212) 625–3301
Blindline® Website: www.blindline.org

If you would like to request a training or presentation e-mail: info@visionsvcb.org

Vocational Rehab Center (VRC)

Individuals Served in 2018

5,555

Community Services, Vision Rehabilitation & Workforce Development

1,090

VISIONS at Selis Manor
VISIONS Center on Aging

790

VISIONS Center on Blindness (VCB)

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Our Vision is for Everyone to See what is Possible

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