How Can CCVIP Help You?

The Computer Center for Visually Impaired People (CCVIP) has been in the business of Assistive Technology training, research and service since 1978. See what we have to offer you; the people you serve; your business and your customers. Contact us so we can help you sharpen your skills and find the solutions you need.

Whether your visual impairment is recent or long-standing, at the Computer Center for Visually Impaired People, we'll help you access your computer, so that you can access the world.

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News and Announcements

A Conversation with Chen Guangcheng" with Professor David Birdsell, Dean of Baruch College School of Public Affairs is now on YouTube. 

China's most famous political activist, Chen Guangcheng, escaped from his country in 2012 and settled in the U.S. His new memoir, The Barefoot Lawyer, recounts his life story. Born in the rural Chinese village of Dongshigu in 1971, an illness rendered him blind when he was an infant. Mr. Chen was illiterate until his late teens, yet he eventually taught himself law. He went on to fight for the rights of his countrymen--especially women forced to undergo sterilizations under China's rigidly enforced "one child" policy. Mr. Chen was imprisoned and later placed under house arrest. He and his wife were later beaten and human rights groups around the world demanded his release. His life in extreme danger, he managed to flee to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. After high-level U.S. intervention, he and his family were granted visas to the States. He later became a student at New York University and also at Baruch College's Computer Center for Visually Impaired People. He now lives in Washington, D.C.


Our latest podcast on Accessible Theater!

New York City has the best theater in the world. But what if your vision is poor? Does that mean you can't enjoy Shakespeare, musical extravaganzas or even some hip new off-Broadway show? Not at all.

Andrea Day is an audio describer. She works in theaters in New York and on the West Coast, describing what happens on stage. She told us what it's like to be just one step ahead of the action.

But first we spoke to Lisa Carling, the director of Theatre Development Fund's accessibility programs. She decribes TDF's many programs for people who are hard of hearing or have vision impairments. TDF also has programming devoted to especially to families with autistic children. She also reveals how technology is transforming theater--making it more accessible to every kind of audience.

Listen to an archived version of the show at


CCVIP Demo Center Workshop

View CCVIP's last Demo Center Workshop entitled OCR: ICU


Thank you for attending our 8th Annual conference! See you next year at the

9th Annual Conference on Employment & Visual Impairment: Policy & Practice

April 8, 2016, 9:00am - 4:00pm

FREE admission including lunch & refreshments

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Blog Talk Radio Shows

Click the link above News & Announcements to go to our station and choose the show you wish to hear.

New Yorker of the Week:  Karen Gourgey and CCVIP

CCVIP article published in July 2012 issue of AccessWorld®

NY Times interviews CCVIP staff on iProducts

Introduction to CCVIP


CCVIP Offering online self-paced courses through CANnect

We are proud to announce our collaboration with CANnect to offer accessible online learning for people with vision impairments.


Individualized Instruction on Smart Phones

We train individuals in the use of the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Mac. We also teach Android devices.  Call 646-312-1420 for more information.