Catholic Guild for the Blind

General Information

Catholic Guild for the Blind
1011 First Avenue, 6th Floor
New York New York 1 10022
(212) 371 1000 ext: 2097
http://www.catholiccharitiesny.org

Brief Description

A department of Catholic Charities Community Services of the Archdiocese of New York.

Services Offered

  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Instruction in Braille for adult learners for employment and academics.

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Computer training using assistive technology such as JAWS (screen reader software), and ZOOM TEXT(magnification software). Provides training in Microsoft Office Suite,Internet searches and other training as needed. Classes to become a certified A+ Computer Support Technician and prepare for the CompTIA exam.

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in personal care, meal management, financial management and home management, and adaptive communication skills.

  • Education Services
    • Academic Services include teaching English to speakers of other languages (ESOL), preparation for and testing site for adults taking the high school equivalency exam, and college preparation.

  • Employment/Job Training
    • Classes in work readiness and soft skills needed to succeed in employment, resume writing and job placement services.

  • Health Services
    • Provides diabetic management and insulin device training.

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides referrals to low vision services. Referrals to social service agencies including programs offered through Catholic Charities Community Services.

  • Low Vision Devices
    • Provides low vision referrals and low vision devices.

  • Support Groups
    • Offers group counseling for Spanish speakers.

  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Certified Instructors provides orientation and mobility training. Training includes and not limited to: use of long cane and support cane, travel in unfamiliar environments, movement in home surroundings and use of public transportation.