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For persons who are blind and visually impaired

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San Diego Community Agencies

Able Disabled Advocacy, Inc.
2850 6th Ave.  Suite 311
San Diego, CA  92103
Employment assistance and computer training for individuals with visual or physical disabilities.
(619) 231-5990

1295 University Ave.  Suite 10
San Diego, CA  92103
Services for the visually and physically impaired, including housing referral, peer counseling, living skills training, financial advice, and employment services.

Accessible San Diego
Current events sponsored by the San Diego Blind Recreation Center are listed

Adaptive Computer Empowerment Services

Blind Community Center, San Diego
1805 Upas Street
San Diego, CA 619/298-5021

Blaze Sports
Therapeutic recreation services, a program of the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department

Braille Institute of San Diego

Disabled Services Programs – The City of San Diego

Disabled Student Services – Higher Education
The following schools offer special services to visually impaired students:

City College
(619) 230-2513
Grossmont College
(619) 644-7112
Mesa College
(858) 627-2780
(858) 536-7212
Mira Costa College
(760)-757-2121 x 6658
Palomar College
(760) 744-1150 x 2375
San Diego State University
(619) 594-6473
University of California San Diego
(858) 534-4382

Escondido Joslyn Senior Center
210 Park Ave.
Escondido, CA 92025 (760) 738-4210.
Legally Blind Social Club: peer support, entertainment and activities. Meets weekly.

  • Braille classes: Braille Institute offers free classes at the center: support, independent living skills and mobility training. Meets weekly.
  • Free eye screening for glaucoma and cataracts offered once a month at the center. Call for date and time.

KPBS Radio Reading Service
Broadcasts readings of newspapers, books and magazines.

North San Diego County Chapter of the National Foundation for the Blind

North County Lifeline Community Services
200 Jefferson
Vista, CA 92084
Social services and transportation for the visually and physically impaired.
Social services: (760) 726-6396
Transportation: (760) 966-6525

San Diego Center for the Blind & Vision Impaired
Rehabilitation blind and vision impaired adults

San Diego Public Library – I Can! Center
The center provides access to materials and devices, such as audio books, handheld and video magnifiers, voice output, Braille books, etc.

State Rehabilitation Department
5095 Murphy Canyon Rd.   Suite 330
San Diego, CA  92123
Independent living skills and mobility training. Also offers employment assessment and training. 
(858) 495-3631

Toward Maximum Independence, Inc.

Vision of Children
The mission is to cure hereditary childhood blindness and other vision disorders.

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