Simple Guidelines (for courteous interaction with someone who is blind), please click here for the flyer.
Mendocino Transit Authority – Passengers with disabilities who are unable to use standard lift-equipped vehicles may be eligible for door to door para-transit services. For more information call: 707.462.5765 ext.443
VA Shuttle Transportation – Roundtrip Transportation from Santa Rosa to Ukiah. Shuttle leaves from the Santa Rosa CBOC on Brickway Blvd. Times leaving Santa Rosa to Ukiah: 8am and 12PM. Times leaving Ukiah to Santa Rosa: 10:30AM and 2PM.
The Job Accommodation Network – (800) 526-7234 (Voice) (877) 781-9403 (TTY). The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.
PG&E – (800) 743-5000. Will install tactile labels on furnaces, stoves, etc. at no charge.
Registrar of Voters – (707) 565-6800. Call to request audio tapes be sent to your home in place of paper ballot.
Petaluma People Service – (707) 765-8488
Many banks will provide guideline checks and registers at no or very low cost.
Since 1942, Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) has been creating partnerships between people, dogs, and communities. With exceptional client services and a robust network of instructors, puppy raisers, donors, and volunteers, we prepare highly qualified guide dogs to serve and empower individuals who are blind or have low vision from throughout the United States and Canada.
All of the services for our clients are provided free of charge, including personalized training and extensive post-graduation support, plus financial assistance for veterinary care, if needed. Our work is made possible by the generous support of our donors and volunteers; we receive no government funding.
Advocacy Organizations for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Blind Independence Diabetes Group – A website has recently opened especially for blind and vision impaired diabetics.
Addiction Treatment and Rehab For Deaf And Blind Individuals: www.rehabcenter.net/rehab-for-deaf-and-blind/
Access News offering recordings of a variety of publications usually available only in print. : https://societyfortheblind.org/programs-services/access-news/
American Council of the Blind initiative for “Streaming video“ (or VOD, Video On Demand) refers to video (like a movie) which is delivered to an end-user upon request (demand) over the Internet in a continuous transmission or stream. Some of the services provide audio described programming.
A website has recently opened especially for blind and vision impaired diabetics. It is called the BID Group, Blind Independence Diabetes Group.
What is the best way to support your aging parents’ desire for independence and your desire for their health and safety?
An Emotional Support Animal is a dog or other common domestic animal that provides therapeutic support to a disabled or elderly owner through companionship, non-judgmental positive regard, affection, and a focus in life.
When discussing substance abuse and addiction, most people think about teenagers and young adults.
For LGBTQ seniors, the need for community is particularly acute. The population is twice as likely to live alone, twice as likely to be single and almost 75% less likely to have children.
Depression greatly diminishes a person’s quality of life, personal joy and productivity.
Senior citizens are especially susceptible to alcohol and drug abuse. In fact, according to the Institute of Medicine, 1 in 5 people 65 or older have one or more mental health or substance abuse conditions.
Award winning holidays for blind adventurers! But these are no ordinatry holidays. Our groups are a mixture of both blind and sighted travellers.