El Paso Lighthouse for the Blind - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

El Paso Lighthouse for the Blind
200 Washington Street
El Paso, TX 79905
(915) 532-4495 (Local)
(915) 532-6338 (Fax)
http://www.lighthouse-elpaso.com

Brief Description

The El Paso Lighthouse works with individuals, their families, and the community by focusing on the needs, goals and capabilities of each client and removing physical, economic, and social barriers that can affect quality of life.

Staff

Harry Tyler, President/CEO, htyler@elp.rr.com

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • Identifies and evaluates existing skills and areas of potential growth for those ready to re-enter or enter the workforce.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Offers computer training.
  • Counseling
    • Helps visually impaired clients achieve a maximum level of social and familial functioning, utilizing the various support agencies and programs available in the community.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Offers an independent living skills program for the newly blind and elderly blind, concentrating on training in the areas of personal management, sensory development, indoor mobility, homemaking skills, and leisure time activities.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Provides both technical and cognitive evaluation services to help clients, employers, and government agencies determine needs for special training and an individual's potential for future gainful employment. Offers supported employment services to individuals who are blind or have severe visual impairments. Technological Training and Evaluation Unit, after evaluation for identification of the best equipment for an individual, trains for his or her needs, allowing the visually impaired computer user to be independent and competitive with co-workers on the job.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Offers low vision exams 5 days per week. Prescribes optical aids for those who would otherwise be unable to afford them.
  • Reading Services
    • Broadcasts edited and recorded newspaper articles, advertisements and other items of interest in both English and Spanish. Recordings are transmitted directly to KTEP-FM Radio at the University of Texas at El Paso. KTEP broadcasts the reading service to the special receivers 7 days a week, 19 hours a day.
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