Low Vision Services - Center for Independence

245 South Cascade Avenue

Data Provided By
Western Colorado 2-1-1 - WC 211
General Information
Description of ServiceCFI Low Vision Program offers support groups and training to individuals with low vision and blindness.

Low Vision Services:
- Volunteer Readers
- Daily Living & Independent Skills training
- Sighted Guide
- Vocational Skills training - computers, keyboarding, resume writing, and job preparation
- Peer Counseling, Support Groups, Recreation
- Advocacy for the Vision Impaired and Blind
- Information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- In-Service Training & Presentations (provided to other service providers)
- Exemption Directory Assistance charger
- TAP: Telephone Assistance Program

Services at the Assistive Technology Center / Low Vision Lab (open to the public):
- Low Vision demonstration of magnifiers, writing aids, sun shields, kitchen aids, etc.
- Adaptive equipment demonstrations for talking books, descriptive movies, Bible on cassette, large print books, talking watches, clocks and calculators
LocationMontrose County
Geographical AreaDelta, Eagle,Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Lake, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, and San Miguel Counties
Facility/ADA AccessYes
Intake ProcedureCall to schedule an appointment.
Intake RequirementsMust provide: Proof of identity
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish
EligibilityIndividuals wiht low vision or blindness.
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesYes
Fee AmountsFees for equipment purchases, call for details
Hours of Operation Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Fridays, 8:00 am to 12:00 p.m.
Specific Hours: By appointment only, Call for Support Group meeting times and locations
Contact Information
Contact's Phone (970) 249-3783
Physical Site Address 1 245 South Cascade
Physical Site Address 2 Suite B
Physical Site City, State, Zip Montrose, CO 81401
Main Phone (970) 249-3783
TDD Phone (800) 659-2656
Fax (970) 249-8125
Service Location Email info@cfigj.org
Web Address www.cfigj.org
Additional Information
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Center for Independence, Western Slope
Affiliated Program: 245 South Cascade Avenue
This Service: Low Vision Services - Center for Independence
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Centers for Independent Living (LR-1550)
Evaluation for Assistive Technology (LF-4900.1900)
Hearing Aid Referrals (LH-2600.2900)
Independent Living Skills Instruction (LR-3200)