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Serving the Blind and Visually Impaired
of Monterey County since 1971



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Alliance On Aging – An agency devoted to the welfare of Monterey County 's older men and women.

MST Monterey Salinas Transit – Public transportation

RIDES -Transportation services for people with disabilities

Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula - Programs are dedicated to promoting the physical, social, and personal well-being and independence of seniors, homebound, frail, elderly, and disabled adults on the Monterey Peninsula .

Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley – For people who are homebound, elderly or disabled and who are unable to shop for or prepare their own meals, by delivering affordable nutritious meals to their Salinas Valley homes

Department of Rehabilitation- Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired

CCCIL, Central Coast Center for Independent Living - Provides advocacy, education and support to all people with disabilities, their families and the community.

CTAP (California Telephone Access Program) - The Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program, DDTP

Helping Students With Visual Impairment - The guide was created in part by four experts in the field, who lent their experience and expertise to help us provide students with visual impairments the tips and resources needed to succeed in school. Key updates to our guide include:
 - An extended list of tips for choosing the right college
 - An in-depth look at the top assistive technology and tools being used today
 - Additional scholarships available for students with visual impairments

California State Library - Braille and Talking Book Library application

Network of Care - Resource is for the elderly and people with disabilities, as well as their caregivers and service providers.

County of Monterey

2014 Aging and Disability Resource Guide - A comprehensive list of county agencies for the aging and disabled population

Other Links

Foundation for Fighting Blindness - Excellent overall resource

Social Security Online

National Federation of the Blind

American Foundation for the Blind

Guide Dogs

Eye Dog Foundation

Vision Connection - Information on vision impairment, its prevention and vision rehabilitation

Choice Magazine - Choice Magazine Listening is a nonprofit organization that provides audio recordings of memorable articles, stories, interviews, essays and poems from outstanding current magazines, completely free of charge, to blind, visually impaired, physically disabled or dyslexic adults. Based in Port Washington, NY, CML has proudly served the blind and print-disabled community since 1962!

National Eye Institute

American Disabilities Act - Information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act


American Printing House for the Blind - Source for adapted educational and daily living products (Braille products, large print magazines

MaxiAids - Source for products, blind and low vision. deaf, physically challenged

GoodSearch - Use as your search engine. For each search GoodSearch will make a donation to the BVIC.  Register at GoodSearch and select Blind and Visually Impaired Center-BVIC from the drop-down menu. Then search away….

The site also offers GoodShop where you can find coupons & discounts for over 1,000 stores. PLUS, the added bonus of money being donated to the BVIC while you search or shop. For example Macy’s gifting is 1.5 to 2.5%, BestBuy 2.5% and PetSmart can be 4 to 7.5%.  You can even add GoodSearch to your toolbar or on your website.

eScrip - eScrip and hundreds of merchant partners have created a system that rewards customer loyalty by contributing a percentage of purchases to a chosen group, BVIC.

Online Registration – Visit  and register in the program. It only takes a few minutes and from then on shop with eScrip merchants - automatically!  Registration is fast and easy.    Steps for supporter registration:

  • Select Group being supported. Please enter: Blind-Visually Impaired Ctr Monterey Co. This will bring up the BVIC’s name and address. Click on that and continue your registration.
  • Enter your information, name and add If you have a grocery or community card you may enter that to keep on file.
  • Or you may choose to enter a credit or debit card.
  • Retail credit cards are also accepted. You must choose from one of the options above to finalize the registration process.
  • Confirmation of information.

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Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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