Keystone Blind Association - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Keystone Blind Association
3056 East State Street
Hermitage, PA 16148
(724) 347-5501 (Local)
(724) 347-2204 (Fax)

Brief Description

KBA promotes independence for children and adults who are blind or visually impaired, promotes eye health and eye safety, and promotes employment for all disabled persons.

Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday 7:00 AM-4:30 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 600+
Staff description: 30 full-time. Uses volunteers.
Geographic area served: Northwest Pennsylvania/Northeast Ohio
Publications: VISTA (newsletter).


312 Chestnut Street
Room 103
Meadville, PA 16335


Kathleen Buskirk, Rehabilitation Specialist,
Luanne Cade, Orientation and Mobility Specialist,
Jonathan Fister, President/CEO,
Jenny Ford, Prevention of Blindness Specialist,
Jenn Lilly, Certified Vision Rehabilitation Specialist,
Judy Rauso, Director, Human Services,
Shirley Shanes, Prevention of Blindness Specialist,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • Provides low vision, orientation and mobility, and assistive technology assessments.
  • Business/Personal Services
    • Offers chore services.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Offers training in the use of assistive technology.
  • Counseling
    • Offers social evaluations and individual-family-group counseling.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in independent living and personal and home management skills, nutrition, and in the use of adaptive devices and appliances.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Offers employment for disabled persons, employment referrals, follow-up.
  • Housing Services
    • Provides information about housing including form filing and moving.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides referrals to other agencies.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides and supplies low vision devices.
  • Reading Services
    • Herald, Times.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.
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