Upcoming Events

Picture of an iPhoneMarch 10-Learning about your iPhone/iPad Class

In this two-session course designed for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, you will learn:

  • Orientation to iPhone/iPad
  • Introduction to Siri
  • Using applications with Siri (for using email, calendar appointments, texting, etc.)

2nd Two-Session Course Dates: March 10 and March 17

For more information, click here.

Sign that says casino nightMarch 10-STARS Casino Night

The STARS program will be hosting their Annual Casino Night event. This event is open to STARS students and their families. Students will get the opportunity to enjoy refreshments, bingo, animal races, poker, blackjack and roulette. For more information, email stars@cviga.org.

Picture of a green androidMarch 13-Tech Tools for Independence

Join CVI for a free, monthly demonstration of accessible technology for the user who is blind or visually impaired.

The Center for the Visually Impaired (CVI) presents Tech Tools for Independence, a free, monthly tech demo — open to the public — featuring demonstrations of accessible technology geared toward users who are blind or visually impaired, including:

  • New Technology
  • Accessibility of smart phones and tablets
  • Helpful apps and devices
  • High and low tech solutions

The class on March 13th will be on the accessibility of Android phones and tablets. For more information, click here.

Sign that says Saturday AcademyMarch 18-STARS Saturday Academy

The STARS program will have their Saturday Academy for students in middle and high school. For more information, please email stars@cviga.org.

Open house signMarch 23-Open House for Prospective Clients and Their Families

Are you or someone you know having difficulty reading the newspaper or small print? Have you recently experience a reduction in your vision that hinders your daily tasks? Are you concerned about loss or gain of employment due to your decrease in vision? Do you have challenges watching TV or seeing your computer screen? Do you want to learn how to be more independent in your home?

If so, then please attend our Open House. For one hour prospective clients and their families will learn about the Center’s services and programs, complete a short application for services and get a tour of the facility. All Open Houses’ are held on the 4th Thursday of the month from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. in the Bellsouth conference Room at 739 West Peachtree Street, NW.

Sign in starts at 12:45 p.m.; and we start promptly at 1 p.m. We are located in the Midtown area of Atlanta so please allocate extra time for travel and parking. To learn more and RSVP, please contact Empish Thomas, VisAbility Hub Associate at 404-875-9011, x4277 or by e-mail at ethomas@cviga.org.

April 27-Night Visions

Come one, come all, to Atlanta’s greatest party with a purpose! CVI invites you to throw your hat into the ring for a carnival adventure where everyone is a winner.

Guests at Night Visions will enjoy a fun, carnival-themed evening featuring cocktails, great food, silent and live auctions, roving entertainment and carnival games with a mission twist. VIP event tickets will include a pre-event whiskey tasting and tour at the American Spirit Works distillery!

Dining in the Dark LogoOctober 1-Dining in the Dark

Have you ever thought about what you would do if you could not see? Would you be able to distinguish the difference between water and ice tea? The Center for the Visually Impaired (CVI)’s Dining in the Dark will expand attendees’ understanding of some of the challenges that individuals who are blind or visually impaired encounter on a daily basis. Dining in the Dark is a unique fundraising event designed to raise awareness about vision loss, with all proceeds benefitting CVI. Guests will experience a sumptuous three-course meal served in complete darkness. Dinner will be preceded by a reception during which guests will gain insight on fully engaging all of their senses to talk, sit, and eat in the dark.