Baruch College, Computer Center for Visually Impaired People (CCVIP) - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Baruch College, Computer Center for Visually Impaired People (CCVIP)
151 East 25th Street
6th floor
New York, NY 10010
(646) 312-1420 (Local)
(646) 312-1421 (Fax)
judith.gerber@baruch.cuny.edu
http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/ccvip/

Brief Description

The CCVIP operates as part of Continuing and Professional Studies (CAPS) within Baruch College, one of the colleges of the City University of New York.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 AM-5:00 PM; classes are also be offered evenings and Saturdays.
Clients served on average per year: 200
Staff description: 2 full-time staff, part-time tutorial and instructional staff
Geographic area served: New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
Publications: A Practical Guide to Accommodating People with Visual Impairments in the Workplace; semi-annual Course Catalogs;

Staff

Judith Gerber, Operations Manager, CCVIP, (646) 312-1420, judith.gerber@baruch.cuny.edu
Karen Gourgey, Director, (646) 312-1420, karen.gourgey@baruch.cuny.edu

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assistive Products
    • Free Demo Center Workshops of accessible devices are offered to the low and no-vision community in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area throughout the year, conveniently scheduled in the afternoons and evenings and available throught the CCVIP YouTube channel following each event.
  • Braille/Electronic/Audio/Large Print Production
    • Newsletters, directories, course materials, menus and other short documents.

      Provides classroom materials in large print, braille or audio, depending on the needs of the student.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Full range of computer training courses with appropriate assistive technology. Provides a monthly open house that features a hands-on demonstration of computers equipped with large-print and screen reading (synthetic speech) software. Offers entrance seminars to help students to assess their skills and select appropriate courses.
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