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

A young boy studying with a screen magnifier

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

A boy with dark glasses building with clay

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

Who is it for?
Program Size
Independence Level

Tips & Tricks

Join us for our very popular peer to peer information sharing series. Each month a different Vista participant will share with us a new in depth “How To” topic. From high tech to low tech to no tech. We will learn how to organize your clothing, use a specific app, set up a smart home, […]

Sing Sing Sing

Join us each month as we gather at Vista Center to sing songs as a group. Open to any age and any skill level!

O&M Walks in Santa Cruz

Join us for a casual 1-2 mile walk in the community and practice your Orientation and Mobility skills! Enjoy the sounds of nature as you learn pointers and tips of safe travelling with O&M Instructor Tiffany Chinn. Location of O&M walk varies each month – be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to stay up […]

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. “I wish every day was Game Day!” – Client quote

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.