On-site assistive technology services at employer locations and work experience training sites for blind consumers placed through VISIONS Employment Services
Assistive technology classes at the Blindline® Call Center for over a decade.
Professional development workshops for placement specialists, job coaches, and IT support staff.
The Tech Center is fully adapted to provide access to a full range of technology and instruction for people who are totally blind and with severe vision loss diagnosed as legal blindness.
The Tech Center is well-staffed with four paid instructors who are blind that are experienced in assistive technology and training. Two of the instructors hold degrees in Computer Science and are Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist for People with Visual Impairments (CATIS) through the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP)
The Tech Center utilizes several trained blind volunteer class assistants that once received training from the center
The Tech Center offers a variety of classes ranging from basic keyboarding and introductory level courses to advanced courses in PC windows, Apple MAC and the Google Android operating systems
Hours of Operation: The technology lab is available for services during normal business hours 9am to 5pm, plus four evenings per week (Monday through Thursday).
The Tech Center is centrally located on West 23rd Street in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan and is accessible by multiple means of transportation (bus, subway, commuter rail and paratransit)