Office Closure Dates

Wednesday, December 25,2019
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Monday, February 17, 2020
Monday, May 25, 2020
Friday, July 3, 2020
Monday, September 7, 2020
Thursday, November 26, 2020 and Friday, November 27, 2020

 

Simple Guidelines (for courteous interaction with someone who is blind), please click here for the flyer.

 

Transportation

 

Volunteer Wheels (Sonoma County Paratransit) – (707) 573-3377

 

MV Transportation (Santa Rosa) – (707) 863-8980

 

Vine Go Paratransit Service (Napa Valley) – (707) 252-2600

 

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

 

Whistlestop Wheels – Serving Marin’s older adults and people with disabilities. (415) 456-9062

Council On Aging – Caryl Weis Transportation Program(707) 525-0143

 

Petaluma Paratransit(707) 765-8493

 

Sonoma Access (Public, Private, and Non-Profit Transportation Options) – Call 211 or Click on Sonoma Access website

 

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.

 

Utilities/Misc

 

California Telephone Access Program(800) 806-1191. Provides specialized phones, speed dialing and 411 services at no cost.

 

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.

 

National Braille Press(800) 548-7323

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.

 

Guide Dogs for the Blind(800) 295-4050

 

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.

Additional Information

 

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.

 

American Foundation for the Blind Senior Site

 

Athletes – sports, recreation and physical activies for blind or visually impaired 

 

Blind and Vision Impaired site for Diabetics

 

A website has recently opened especially for blind and vision impaired diabetics. It is called the BID Group, Blind Independence Diabetes Group.

Bookshare: an ebook library that makes reading easier

 

Disaster Preparedness For Seniors By Seniors

 

Emergency Power Planning for People Who Use Electricity and Battery-Dependent Assistive Technology

 

How Seniors are Designing Social Support Networks

 

What is the best way to support your aging parents’ desire for independence and your desire for their health and safety?

 

Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, San Francisco

 

National Federation of the Blind Publications

TRAVELEYES – International Holidays

 

Award winning holidays for blind adventurers! But these are no ordinary holidays. Our groups are a mixture of both blind and sighted travellers.

 

Addiction Information

Addiction Treatment and Rehab For Deaf And Blind Individuals: www.rehabcenter.net/rehab-for-deaf-and-blind/

Guide to Addiction Prevention for Seniors

 

When discussing substance abuse and addiction, most people think about teenagers and young adults.

Rehab and Medicare: The Ultimate Guide to Addiction Treatment for Seniors

 

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.

 

 

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