Brighter Views - Program
Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
422/500 S Clinton Avenue
Provides instructional classes for individuals 55 older, who are visually impaired, but not yet legally blind. Teaches simple modifications and easy-to-use devices for completing daily activities. Provides an introduction to Orientation and Mobility to learn how to safely travel. Provides an introduction to assistive technology.
Facilitated Enrollment Services for the Aged, Blind and Disabled - Program
Coordinated Care Services Inc.
1099 Jay Street
Building J, Suite 203 A, 2nd Floor
Assists individuals with applications for the following: Medicaid Public health insurance for individuals with income at or below the appropriate Medicaid Level Medicaid Excess Income/Resource Program A program that provides Medicaid coverage to individuals with income and or resources over the appropriate Medicaid levels Medicare Savings Program Assists people on Medicare in paying monthly premiums
Free Slate Program - Program
National Federation of the Blind
200 E Wells Street
Provides Braille-writing device that has the same portability, flexibility and affordability as a pen and pencil. Offers service to any blind or visually impaired person wishing to learn or who is learning Braille. May request a free slate and stylus once per year if needed.
Information and Referral - Program
Foundation Fighting Blindness
7168 Columbia Gateway Drive
Offers information and referral services for affected individuals, their families, doctors and eye care professionals. Provides information kits available on retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, Usher Syndrome. Public awareness and education via newsletters and national conference.
Information and Referral for Hearing and Visual Impairments - Program
Aurora of Central New York
518 James Street
Provides information on available resources for blind, visually impaired, deaf, or hard-of-hearing individuals regarding special devices and information on access to education, housing, employment, benefits, legal issues, recreational/social activities, and community education.