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Mission: The mission of the florida center for the blind is to instruct individuals with visual impairments in the use of those compensatory skills and aids that will enable them to live safely, productively, independently and interdependently.

Programs: The organization provides free vision rehabilitation to those who are blind or visually impaired. Services are provided through the following programs: transition for teens; independent living skills; orientation and mobility; vocational rehabilitation/job readiness; braille instruction and access technology. The organization serves alachua, bradford, columbia, dixie, gilchrist, levy,marion and union counties.

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Florida Center for the Blind has received accreditation from the National Accreditation Council for Blind and Low Vision Services (NAC). NAC is the only accrediting body that solely focuses on standards and best practices for blind and low vision services with the consumer in mind. Florida Center for the Blind has demonstrated that it meets or exceeds the standards set by NAC for delivery of blind and low vision services. The determination for accreditation is a rigorous process that involves self-examination by the organization, an on-site peer review to verify processes and procedures by a team of professionals serving in the field and a review of the findings by the NAC Accreditation Committee. NAC congratulates Florida Center for the Blind on its accredited status.

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