Low Vision Services - Center for Independence, Western Slope


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Western Colorado 2-1-1 - WC 211
General Information
Description of ServiceProvides Low Vision service that offer training, assistive technology assessment and support groups to individuals in need.

Low Vision Services:
- Volunteer Readers
- Daily Living & Independent Skills training
- Sighted Guide
- Vocational Skills training - computers, keyboarding, resume writing, and job preparation
- Peer Counseling, Support Groups*, Recreation*
- Advocacy for the Vision Impaired and Blind
- Information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- In-Service Training & Presentations (provided to other service providers)
- Exemption Directory Assistance charger
- TAP - Telephone Assistance Program

Services at the Assistive Technology Center / Low Vision Lab (open to the public):
- Low Vision demonstration of magnifiers, writing aids, sun shields, kitchen aids, etc.
- Adaptive equipment demonstrations for talking books, descriptive movies, Bible on cassette, large print books, talking watches, clocks and calculators
LocationMesa County
Geographical AreaDelta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Lake, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, San Miguel counties
Facility/ADA AccessFull Access
Intake ProcedureCall for more information or to schedule an appointment
Intake RequirementsMust provide:
- Photo ID
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish, Spanish
EligibilityIndividuals with Low-Vision or Blindness
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesFees for technology equipment
Fee AmountsVaries by product, call for more information
Payment NotesSome Grant Programs available to assist with equipment costs
Hours of Operation Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm ; Fridays, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (administration hours)
Specific Hours: By appointment, call for support group information
Contact Information
Contact's Phone (970) 241-0315 (Grand Junction Office)
Physical Site Address 1 740 GUNNISON AVE
Physical Site City, State, Zip GRAND JUNCTION, CO 81501
Main Phone (970) 241-0315 (Grand Junction Office)
TDD Phone (800) 659-2656 (or dial 711)
Other Phone (800) 613-2271 (Toll Free)
Fax (970) 245-3341
Service Location Email info@cfigj.org
Web Address www.cfigj.org
Additional Information
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Center for Independence, Western Slope
Affiliated Program: 740 GUNNISON AVE
This Service: Low Vision Services - Center for Independence, Western Slope
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Centers for Independent Living (LR-1550)
Evaluation for Assistive Technology (LF-4900.1900)
Hearing Aid Referrals (LH-2600.2900)
Independent Living Skills Instruction (LR-3200)