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Center for the Blind opens in Albany

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – People with disabilities are learning skills that will help them live and thrive on their own.  The Albany Advocacy Resource Center cut the ribbon and opened the doors on the new Center for the Blind Tuesday.

It's a new statewide program based in Albany.  It offers the blind and visually impaired a place to come and learn skills like how to live independently, social adjustment, as well as braille and computer lessons.

Blind Services Director Collie Robinson said, "We will be able to help individuals to live independently in their homes and in the community by offering a skilled trained environment to maximize independence in the home and at the same time, empower them to have inclusion in the community."

The center can accommodate 8 to 12 people for each cycle of the program which lasts eight weeks.

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