Independence for the Blind

2 Oct

Independence for the Blind - Eye Doctor

We here at Pete Moore Mitsubishi are vigorous supporters for allowing people to live as independently as possible. Living independently is a freedom that many people struggle to experience. The Independence for the Blind organization aims to allow those with optical disabilities to experience life to the fullest.

The organization previously operated under two names: the Visually Impaired Program and Adult Blind Living Program. The Pensacola Junior College took over in 1980 and renamed the program Skills Center for Independent Living. Unfortunately, the college lost funding and could no longer support the program.

Community members then stepped forward and created the Independence for the Blind of West Florida in 1995. The private, not-for-profit organization served Escambia, Santa Rosa, Walton, and Okaloosa counties in the beginning. Today, its reach extends from Pensacola to the Apalachicola River.

Each year, Independence for the Blind counselors log more than 6,000 hours of instruction time with over 200 clients. The organization offers adaptive computer training, communications education, job skills and placement assistance, assistive devices, and much more.

Independence for the Blind is staffed by hardworking experts who want to make a difference in their community. You can make a difference as well by supporting the organization with time or a donation.

We here at Pete Moore Mitsubishi are proud to be active sponsors of Independence for the Blind.

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