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Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired

16625 Grand River Avenue
Detroit, MI 48227
313-272-3900
information@gdabvi.org

A senior learns to sign his name in a designated space with one of several Assistive tools designed for people with visual impairments.
A person with vision impairments learns to use a screen reader for increasing the size of text on a document.
Through Judo and Tai Chi, youth learn balance and focus skills.
Children learn how to climb safely into a kayak as they prepare for a trip to the river.
Our staff regularly participate in community fairs and events to share information about GDABVI services and eye health.

GREATER DETROIT AGENCY FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED

“PROMOTING INDEPENDENCE THROUGH VISION REHABILITATION”

We provide quality, innovative services that increase self-reliance, productivity and dignity for persons who are blind or visually impaired.

In Memoriam: Alice Geisler Raftary (1927–2014)
On Sunday morning, March 30, we lost a true friend and hero when Alice Raftary, often called the Mother of Rehabilitation Teaching, passed away quietly. Alice was one of the initial 32 inductees in to the Hall of Fame for Leaders and Legends of the Blindness Field in 2002. From that time forward, Alice became an ardent fan of, and [...]
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An interview with retired vision rehab teacher, Mrs. Alice Raftary.
(Reposted from American Printing House for the Blind.) Alice Raftary Hall of Fame Interview. Interviewed by Michael Bina. January 2014. When you were growing up what career did you think you would pursue? In elementary school, I thought I would like to be a plumber and work with my father. At thirteen, I decided I would like to be a [...]
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