Programs & Services
For kids and adults with low or no vision and the people who love and support them
CCTV Rental Program
Do you struggle with reading print and need an electronic large screen magnifier (CCTV)? Vista Center offers monthly, low-cost rental options.
Tech It Out
Industry speakers present the latest accessibility technology devices and trends.
Living with Vision Loss
Independence instructors will help you adjust to your vision loss and discuss adaptive techniques for daily living. Attending an Adult Support Group is encouraged as a prerequisite to this class.
Youth of Tomorrow
Youth of Tomorrow is for young adults living with vision loss ages 14 to 24 to aid in transitioning to college, career, and independent living.
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
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.
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
Peer Support Group, Cantonese Speakers
Only those with vision loss can fully understand the experience. This group is led by a peer who also has vision loss. Find support, understanding, and friendship with members of the Vista community. This group is for people who speak Cantonese.
Peer Mentor Group, Mandarin Speaking
Only those with vision loss can fully understand the experience. This group is led by a peer who also has vision loss. Find support, understanding, and friendship with members of the Vista community. This group is for people who speak Mandarin.
Adult Support Group, Palo Alto
Independence instructors will help you address your vision loss fears and concerns in an understanding and safe environment. These groups are recommended as your first step towards accepting your vision loss.
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.
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 […]
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!
Beginner Guidance and Orientation
Meet with a Vista Center specialist to explore the programs Vista Center has to offer to navigate a world with vision loss.
Family Support Group
This is an opportunity for family members to find support for coping with vision loss in the family. You will gain a clearer understanding of how to help your loved ones and enable their journey towards independence. Individual support also available.