Community Outreach and Education

A premier resource and clearinghouse for information on vision and hearing loss in Central New York. We are available to individuals, groups and area service providers and offer the following:

Community Inservices, Presentations and Health Fairs

Popular topics include: Assistive Devices for Vision and Hearing Loss, Coping with Dual Sensory Loss, Becoming Deaf Savvy, Life after Vision Loss and much more…
Look for our interactive display at health fairs throughout Onondaga, Cayuga and Oswego counties.

Speaker’s Bureau
(Personal Testimonies, Success Stories)

Inspirational and hope-filled accounts from individuals who have received services and have not only survived but THRIVED with a significant vision or hearing loss or both.


Free Vision Screenings

A special effort is made to make free vision screenings available to individuals who typically have difficulty accessing services.

Informational Forums and Workshops

Expert panels, special interest topics for the communities we serve, targeted programs for community providers.


Provider Sensitivity Trainings
(Fee For Service)

Technical support and sensitivity training for service personnel, direct care staff, first responders, partnership organizations or any professional employer or group. Comprehensive and custom-designed programs can be developed for community-wide dissemination.

American Sign Language Instruction

Teachers who are Deaf provide an enriched learning experience for students in language and culture. All levels from beginners to advanced.