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

Who is it for?
Program Size
Independence Level

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.

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.

Book Club San Jose

Join for a fun and spirited discussion on the book choice of the month and discover new favorite reads!

Accessible Bingo

Enjoy an engaging game of bingo with braille and large print cards!


Express your artistic side with this hands on ceramics class. You will learn basic clay and glazing techniques as you create simple works of art. All levels!

Basic Sewing Skills

Learn sewing skills to create a small item of your own or join in to help with group sewing projects. Sewing techniques are optimized for those with vision loss