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

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.

If you could not make the date, you can still listen to an archived version of the show here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ccvip/2014/10/17/lets-go-to-the-show-accessible-theater

 

CCVIP Demo Center Workshop

 

Topic: CCVIP Invites You to an Interactive Presentation Entitled OCR – I See You!

Have you ever been in a situation where you were handed a piece of paper and then wondered, “Now, what am I supposed to do with this?” Whether it is a handout in the classroom or a menu in a restaurant, blind people are often left in the dark while their sighted cohorts review material at their leisure. In this session, we’ll demonstrate some of the latest in portable OCR (Optical Character Recognition). This technology takes pictures of printed material and then reads it aloud to you! We’ll be showcasing some of the latest devices and apps that give us access to the printed word, wherever we might be.

Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Times: 1:00-2:30pm or 6:00-7:30pm

Admission: Free, but reservations are required. Call 646-312-1420.

Where: TBA at the time you call - or -

Watch a live stream of our early session (1:00-2:30) at:

www.ustream.tv/channel/ccvipdemo

 

 

SAVE THE DATE

8th Annual Conference on Employment & Visual Impairment: Policy & Practice

March 27, 2015, 9:00am - 4:00pm

FREE admission including lunch & refreshments

Sponsored by: 

  • Computer Center for Visually Impaired People, Baruch College;
  • School of Public Affairs,  Baruch College

 

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.