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FAQ - Questions About CABVI

Q. My child is pre-school age, and I want to help prepare her for attending school with her sighted peers in a year. Do you offer any programs that might be able to help with that?

A. Absolutely! We offer a number of educational services, including a pre-school program that’s targeted on helping children prepare for the school-age classroom.

Q. I need to find a job, but I’m having a tough time because of my visual impairment. Can you help me?

A. Definitely! Know you are not alone. The unemployment rate for those with visual impairment is over 65%. One of the main objectives of CABVI is to help the blind and visually impaired find gainful employment. Our employment team can help. We offer employment choices, join our team in Central Industries or secure service from us to locate employment in your community, contact CABVI’s Vocational Services Team.

Q. I’ve been diagnosed with macular degeneration. I find that reading is becoming very difficult, can you help?

A. CABVI is dedicated to helping people diagnosed with low vision make the most of the remaining vision they have. We’ll connect you with our specially trained low vision specialists who can provide you with the services you need to maintain your sight.

Q. I just relocated to Central New York. I would like assistance learning how to get around, not only in my new home but also in my community. How can CABVI help?

A. Helping individuals who are blind or visually impaired get around safely is a top priority for CABVI. That's why we offer highly trained mobility instructors who will help you navigate safely in your home and all throughout your community.

Q. I know there have been many technological advances to help individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Can you recommend technological services that could help me?

A. CABVI offers a number of adaptive technology services to assist you with your needs. Together, we can discover the correct devices to meet your goals.

Q. Does CABVI sell items and aids for people who are blind or visually impaired?

A. Call us for the latest information.

Q. Active involvement in my community is important to me. Can I volunteer with CABVI?

A. Thank you for your interest in volunteering! CABVI is always looking for volunteers to help in a variety of ways. To volunteer with CABVI, follow the steps on our Volunteer page and we’ll be in touch with you soon!

Q. It’s important to me to support worthy causes. I’d like to help CABVI financially. What can I do?

A. Thank you for your generosity! Click here to learn how you can make an impact by helping people with vision loss in Central New York.

Q. Is there a place I can go to learn more about CABVI? 

A.  Visit this page to read our Annual Reports and here for our Focus Newsletters.