Community Engagement

Vision Education & Rehabilitation Center

Training Today for Independence Tomorrow

The Vision Education & Rehabilitation Center is a community-based rehabilitation program for adults and high school students with blindness or visual impairment. Through specialized training, the students learn the necessary skills to gain independence in the home, workplace and community.

The Vision Education & Rehabilitation Center services are offered at no cost to the student. Training is made possible by the State of Florida Division of Blind Services and Florida State College at Jacksonville. Located at the Downtown Campus since 1982, the Vision Education & Rehabilitation Center has maintained national accreditation and trains 300 to 400 students annually.

Core Curriculum

  • Adjustment to blindness counseling
  • Assistive technology
    • Adaptive software, including screen magnification and screen reading
    • Laptop and desktop applications
    • Internet navigation
    • Smart phone usage
  • Community outreach
  • Independent living skills
  • Orientation and mobility
  • Job readiness

Transition Services

Transition Services are designed to enhance core competencies for middle and high school students with blindness and visual impairments. The Vision Education & Rehabilitation Center works closely with the school districts to ensure students receive a comprehensive educational experience. The Transition Services program provides year round training including:

  • Career exploration, including work experience
  • Social skills instruction
  • Job readiness training
  • Independent living skills education
  • Assistive technology
  • Orientation and mobility
  • Personal adjustment
  • Recreation and leisure experience

The Vision Education & Rehabilitation Center regularly presents to community groups regarding vision rehabilitation services. For further information, please call (904) 633-8220.


Community Education

The Vision Education & Rehabilitation Center is happy to speak to groups about vision rehabilitation services and training available in northeast Florida.

Look for the new specialty license vehicle tag, A State of Vision. Tag purchases will include a $25 donation to the vision rehabilitation program in your home area. The Vision Education & Rehabilitation Center benefits from tag purchases in northeast Florida.