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We provide services to enhance personal growth, self-sufficiency, confidence and independence of individuals who are visually impaired of all ages (orientation and mobility, daily living skills and communication skills). All services are planned and supervised  based upon an individual plan worked out by the Seeing Hand Association and approved by the facilitating agency.

Computer Learning: Our center is committed to offering technology solutions for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. We offer skills, which enable our clients to successfully, compete in educational and employment environments.

We offer training in the use of computer and access technology. With a variety of available access technology products, clients are able to test, select and learn to use equipment that meets their needs through the following:

1. Evaluations that are designed to assess individual competencies and help individuals who are visually impaired select computer and access equipment for
their needs.

2. Training: this teaches clients on anindividual basis to use specific equipment and software. A general plan of training has been established; however, an individualized plan is developed for each client and job tasks are simulated when possible. The time required to complete training is determined by the client’s needs, abilities and previous experience. Classes can be arranged between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. While enrolled, clients are permitted and encouraged to use our center’s equipment based on availability.

3. Equipment: our center has computer workstations with a variety of installed state-of-the-art technology, including speech output, screen magnification,Braille display, optical character recognition systems, and more. Portable computer, note taking devices and networked options are also available.

Our center makes every effort to objectively present access technology products. All clients are encouraged to evaluate products in each category of interest.


The Seeing Hand Association, Inc.
750 Main Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
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