News/Events

2020 Monterey County Gives – November 12 to December 31

Posted: Thursday, November 12th, 2020

  On Thursday, November 12, the Monterey County Gives! campaign officially begins.  The campaign runs from November 12 to December 31, 2020.  All donations must be sent directly to the Community Foundation for Monterey County to be included.  This campaign serves as one of the major funding sources for The Blind and Visually Impaired Center […] Read more


Blind and Visually Impaired Center Gift Baskets

Posted: Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

The Blind and Visually Impaired Center is pleased to announce their first online gift basket program.  Items below have been listed at their suggested donation amount based on the product services or goods.  If you are interested in purchasing one of the below items, please call Steven Macias, Executive Director at 831-649-3505 or email steven@blindandlowvision.org […] Read more


The Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Resumes In-Office Operation

Posted: Monday, July 6th, 2020

The Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County will resume in-office operations on Monday, July 6, 2020. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, office hours are reduced, and all staff is following state and local health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Clients who are interested in services are to call 831-649-3505 for […] Read more


The Blind and Visually Impaired Center Begins Online Support Groups

Posted: Monday, June 15th, 2020

The Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County is pleased to announce the return of their support group for the blind and visually impaired via Zoom. Interested participants are urged to call Steven Macias, Executive Director at 831-649-3505 ext. 103 for more information pertaining to the support group, as well as receive the login […] Read more


Blind & Visually Impaired Center receives $178,550 TAMC Measure X Grant

Posted: Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

PACIFIC GROVE, CALIFORNIA (FEBRUARY 2018) The Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County, Inc., (BVIC) located in Pacific Grove, California, has just received a 3-year grant totaling $178,550 from the Measure X Senior & Disabled Transportation Program. These funds will enable the BVIC to engage a certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist to instruct the […] Read more


Healthy Lifestyles – Spring 2017

Posted: Monday, April 17th, 2017

Losing eyesight can seem like the end of the world — but it doesn’t have to be. ‘THERE’S NOTHING more I can do.’ Those six words, coming from any sort of doctor, are alarming, to say the least. They’re also words nearly all of Samantha Kelley’s clients have heard from an eye doctor about their vision […] Read more


Discover Accessibility Features on the Mac iPhone/iPad

Posted: Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

The BVIC is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the Apple Store, Del Monte Shopping Center. Apple trainers are providing BVIC clients small group classes titled “Discover Accessibility” on the accessibility features of the Mac and iPhone/iPad. To RSVP for a class, please call our new Low Vision Services Coordinator, Jenny Swad at 649-3505. […] Read more


Apple Store to the Rescue

Posted: Thursday, July 14th, 2016

By Ron Kihara, Board President Two years ago, I decided to purchase an iPhone, knowing that “Siri” would help me to phone my contacts. I believed this popular device would take a certain amount of stress out of my life. I soon discovered that the iPhone was so complicated and advanced that I was not […] Read more


Used Equipment For Sale

Posted: Thursday, June 30th, 2016

The BVIC regularly has used assistive devices for sale. To learn what is available call Jenny Swad, CLVT/COMS at 831-649-3505 x102.