Corporate & Community Partnerships

Why think about vision loss?

In 2012, 20.6 million American adults age 18 and older reported experiencing significant vision loss.
This number is expected to increase dramatically in the years ahead, as people are living longer and so will be more likely to experience age-related eye diseases that impact vision, such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
(2012 National Health Interview Survey)

Being more accessible is good for business, and our community.

Vista Center can help your team understand vision loss, and what you can do to make your organization even more friendly, to all people, whether clients, patients, staff or patrons. Our comprehensive community outreach programs are tailored to your team’s needs. Vista Center offers:

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Customized trainings

Customized trainings and presentations teach your team skills and strategies for effectively working with those with vision loss. Well-suited for community groups, civic organizations, employee training, universities and health fairs.

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Subject matter experts

We provide subject matter experts on specialized needs, consulting help for those who work in corporations, transportation departments, hospitals, senior residences, and more.

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Customized In-Service Programs – a sample

  • Ever wondered how to interact with a person who has vision loss? The human guide experience gives you the tools and etiquette you need to make the world a more comfortable place for everyone.
  • Build empathy in your team. An insight into vision loss provides information, experiences and training to better work with the blind or vision impaired, such as understanding the challenges with daily tasks that most of us take for granted.
  • Essential communication strategies provides practical strategies and techniques for communicating effectively with those who are blind or visually impaired, including verbal, non-verbal, print and electronic communication.
  • Strategies for coping with significant vision loss shares resources and services available to those who experience vision loss, so they can better cope with change and learn how to bring back aspects of their lives once thought lost.

To learn how Vista can improve your business, contact Alice Turner, Community Relations Manager, at or call 650-858-0202, extension 130. Program fees vary.

Partners & Sponsors

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Services are provided in cooperation with the City of Palo Alto

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What have past participants said?

“Very informative – and a must in healthcare!”


“Understanding how a low vision patient feels when they come into a new environment and [how to] always be aware of their needs.”


“[We gained] tips on how to help patients that are struggling with independence and might not want assistance.”


Want to learn more?

Contact Alice Turner, Community Relations Manager, at or call 650-858-0202, extension 130.

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Alice Turner is an accomplished speaker with over 25 years of experience working with small and large groups, both in a workshop setting as well as presenting at conferences. Alice brings a unique perspective to these workshops, being a blind professional who learned how to not only cope with significant vision loss, but how to thrive and achieve a high quality of life. Your team will leave feeling inspired and motivated.