Independence Immersion Program

Our Independence Immersion Program enables you to regain control of your life so you can live the life you desire. You’ll work with specialized instructors to set achievable goals, learn techniques for organization, cooking, safe travel, and access to any technology. All skill levels are welcome. Get started today on your journey to living your best life!

For Schools and Families

School Services

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In person and virtual Vision Services meet the educational needs of students who are blind or have low vision throughout California. Partnering with school districts and parents for over 20 years, we specialize in an all-inclusive vision approach which includes Vision Services (TVIs), Orientation & Mobility, and Braille Transcription.

Youth Services

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We go above and beyond academics by building student confidence, resourcefulness, and independence. Youth Services focuses on students’ successful integration into society and prepares students to live in a world designed for sighted individuals.

All Programs & Services

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Game Day

Game Day is back! Please join us to play many different types of accessible games, including board, dice, word, thought games, and crossword puzzles.

Arts and Crafts

Esta es una clase bilingue. Create a custom and unique box that you can use to store sewing supplies, jewelry, keys, or odds and ends. Cost is $7.00 and materials will be provided. Feel free to bring your own lunch or snack to enjoy.

Tea Time at Santa Cruz

Come enjoy tea and cookies with the company of others here at Vista Center Santa Cruz. You will make a new friend or further a known friendship with other people who have vision loss. You will also learn more about the available services at Vista Center, Santa Cruz.

Family Support Group

A support group dedicated to helping families with loved ones who are new to vision loss.

Gateway to Independence Support Group

This support group is geared for clients who are new to vision loss. During this sessions, you will have an opportunity to discuss your feelings, fears and your concerns as you navigate your way through your vision loss journey.  As a result of participating in this support group, you will learn how to empower yourself […]

Health Library

The Health Library at Vista Center is dedicated to providing accessible health information to those with vision loss. We offer three main services: Please email us at or call us at 650-858-0202 ext 132 for more information.

Peer Mentor Group, Palo Alto

Only those with vision loss can fully understand the experience. Find support, understanding, and friendship with members of the Vista community. Meet at the Palo Alto office and walk to a local coffee shop for fun conversation!

Quick Circuit Core

Join this fun and supportive class to develop essential fitness skills and body management by exercising with others. This weekly class explores practical fitness through effective movement and breathing control using sets of short, circuit repetitions of core exercises. These sessions will help improve your balance, control, and strength. This is a consistent activity for […]