What's New is the section of our website where we highlight new programs, enhancements and changes in our services, and anything helpful and relevant we think our clients, families and supporters should be made aware of. Appropriate "contact" information is included in each description. We hope you enjoy this feature!
Vista Center in the News
More news about the Santa Cruz office and technology, in the Santa Cruz Sentinel (Read more...)
And in the San Jose Mercury News Wishbook : "Longtime teacher aids blind people in using latest technology" (Read more...)
Vista Center in Santa Cruz Has Moved
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Santa Cruz is thrilled to announce that we have moved to 3315 Mission Drive, Suite B, Santa Cruz 95065 (Photos)
Assistive Training at Vista Center, A Path to Independence
Do you struggle with using your smartphone? Is it difficult to read print? Have you heard the term assistive technology and don’t know what it is and how it can help you? (Read more...)
New In-service Program
Is your staff prepared and knowledgeable about how to best provide care and service to individuals who are blind or have low vision? (read more…)
News from The Health Library
Stem cell secretions may protect against glaucoma (Read more...)
Vista Center youths enjoy a backstage tour of Cavalio Show
20 young Vista Center clients were treated to a one-time backstage tour of CAVALIO’S Odysseo (San Francisco Chronicle article and video on vimeo). Also, Odesseo Musicians performing for Vista Center students https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UOLiEnX01A
Young mother describes services received
Vista Center client and young mother who has had a progressive eye disease for many years. Her heartwarming story will help you more fully understand and appreciate the life-changing services offered by Vista Center (read more...)
91 year-old inventor and Vista Center Client in the News(read more...)
Access Technology Lab Day
Are you wondering what types of access technology
are available for individuals who have low vision or
are blind? (read more...)
Successful Gene Therapy for Blindness
By delivering gene therapies to patients before they go blind, doctors may be able to prevent the loss of many important light-detecting cells. MIT Technology Review (read more)
Young client’s uplifting story appears in Mercury News
An inspirational Wish Book story (read more)
Happy 100th Birthday
Long-time client reaches an impressive milestone (read more)
News from the Store
Large print calendars have arrived. (read more)
Former Vista Center Student debuts play, interviewed on NPR
Health Library News
Potential Topical Treatment for Macular Degeneration (read more...)
New! "Teens Together" transition groupInformal group for teens that are blind or visually impaired between the ages of 12 and 20 years (read more...)
Short article on provisions for hearing 'silent' cars. Europe is leading the way...
New York Times article on approval of "artificial retina" ....
Vista Center Client in the News
A photo by Aspen Pollock, 'I am blind but I can see,' won first place for ages 12 and 13 at the 4-H contest. (Read more...)
Vista Center Youth Group on TV
Watch our youth and staff in action on the San Francisco Bay. (Read more...)
New Vista Center Android app for instructional videos
Exciting News about Script Talk
Accessible prescription label program now free for blind Americans. Read more...
Disability Rights CA Recording
Disability Rights California Advocate visits working age support group to talk about employment and benefits. Read more...
Portable Video Magnifiers at The Store at Vista Center
Do you have trouble reading the print on labels, prescriptions, menus, bus schedules, bills, price tags, grocery store prices, and so much more? The Store at Vista Center in Palo Alto is now selling Pocket and Portable Video Magnifiers. Their lightweight design makes them the perfect companion either at home or while you are traveling.
More new items:
- Pen Friend Voice Audio Labeler System (brief Youtube tutorial)
- iBill Talking Banknote Money Identifier (brief Youtube tutorial)
To learn more about Portable Video magnifiers and other products please visit The Store
Vista Center’s Volunteer Program is new and we are waiting for you!