Voyagers Imagination Station

Vista Center San Jose 101 N Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA

  Come get creative with Vista Voyagers! Voyagers will utilize their imagination to create unique clay figurines. Often our students are not fully included during school art class, but here the project and materials are designed specifically for a multi-sensory approach. The classes will be taught by Angel Munoz who studied art for over 12...

“Can’t Touch This” Virtual Transition Programming for Students with Visual Impairments

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“Can’t Touch This” will provide an overview of a virtual summer transition program and strategies for planning and implementing transition services to students with visual impairments aged 14-22.  Ideas will be presented on teaching job readiness skills, developing and implementing work-based learning experiences, fostering career exploration, and maintaining student engagement and participation via virtual learning.

Benefits of Audio Description in Education (BADIE) Contest for Students

The American Council of the Blind's Audio Description Project (ACB-ADP) and DCMP are cosponsoring an exciting opportunity for young people who are blind and visually impaired: The Benefits of Audio Description in Education (BADIE) contest! Students will choose a described video from DCMP, the library, or a video streaming service and write a review of...

Career Conversations with Gena Harper

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Description:   Join us and meet Gena Harper, a Senior Vice President-Wealth Management and Senior Investment Management Consultant at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management in Oakland, California. Ms. Harper, who has been a financial consultant for over 31 years, obtained her Certified Investment Management Analyst® designation through the Wharton School of Business and is an active member of the Association...

Voyagers Fullpower with Kidpower

Voyagers are partnering with Kidpower to teach our youth living with vision loss valuable safety skills! We will learn skills and strategies to build healthy relationships and proactive safety techniques for bullying, harassment, and assault. This kid friendly workshop can be applied to any environment including at school, online, the community, or work. Check out...

Free

Envision Your Future with the College Success Program

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Date: February 24, 2022 Time (Eastern):  5:00pm – 6:00pm Eastern Duration:  60 minutes Description: Envision’s College Success Program is an all-virtual, holistic support system that helps guide students as they transition from high school to college, with the goal of completing their academic programs, graduating, and attaining professional employment. The CSP engages students through online resources, events, mentorship, and more,...

Youth of Tomorrow: A Day in the Life

Youth of Tomorrow: A Day in the Life of College Student This month, young adults will meet Stuart Soulek, a 27 year old living in the Los Angeles area. He is currently working on completing his degree in communications. Previously, he finished the certificate program at Long Beach city College for culinary arts. He likes...

Free

2022 Northern California Braille Challenge

Students, it is time to show off your braille skills! Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired is excited to host the 2022 Northern California Regional Braille Challenge! Braille Challenge is the only academic competition of its kind, allowing students with vision loss to show off their fabulous braille reading, writing, and editing skills!...

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The “Ruff Life Academy”- Harness Your Paw-tential (Ages 14-17)

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Are you blind or visually impaired, between the ages of 14 & 17, and interested in exploring the option of using a guide dog for mobility? Come and be a part of our “Ruff Life Academy”! We will explore how to interact and communicate with dogs, and how they communicate with us. We will do...

Free

The “Ruff” Life Academy-Harness Your Paw-tential (ages 18-24)

Online

 Are you blind or visually impaired, between the ages of 18 & 24, and interested in exploring the option of using a guide dog for mobility? Come and be a part of our “Ruff Life Academy”! We will explore how to interact and communicate with dogs, and how they communicate with us. We will do...

Wags & Wisdom—A panel discussion, learn from current guide dog users

Online

We are excited to bring together a group of GDB alumni who all received their very first guide dog at a young age. Come and hear from them about their experiences, successes, challenges, and words of wisdom for anyone who is considering the guide dog lifestyle while in high school or college. Parents and family...