Client Services

Services for Individuals with Visual Impairments

The Center for Assistive Technology provides computer assessment and training services in the use of assistive technology in Western New York in the following areas:

  • Assessment
  • Training
  • On-Site Evaluation
  • On-Site Equipment Installation


  • Referral to the Center is provided by the client's vocational counselor at the local CBVH office.
  • Contact for the Buffalo ATC at the Center for Assistive Technology is Kimberly Naus.
  • Phone: (716) 836-1350
  • Fax: (716) 836-0105
  • Counties Served: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming.

The Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped has contracted with eight other organizations to establish Adaptive Technology Centers (ATC's) for their clients across New York State (their addresses follow this list):

ABVI — Rochester

Adaptive Technology Center
422 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 232-1111
Fax: (716) 232-6707

Contact(s): Kim Kline

Counties Served: Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Yates.

Aurora of Central New York — Syracuse

518 James Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

Phone: (315) 422-7263
Fax: (315) 422-4792
TDD: (315) 422-9746

Contact(s): John Kassel and Theresa Raymond

Counties Served: Broome, Cayuga, Cortland, Jefferson, Onondaga, Oswego, Tioga, Tompkins.

Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany (NABA)

301 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12206

Phone: (518) 463-1211
Fax: (518) 436-4194

Contact(s): Art Rizzino

Counties Served: Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Essex, Hamilton, Franklin, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, Washington.

Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI)

507 Kent Street
Utica, NY 13501

Phone: (315) 797-2233
Fax: (315) 797-2250

Contact(s): Kim Hall

Counties Served: Chenango, Delaware, Fulton, Herkimer, Lewis, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego, and St. Lawrence.

Westchester Lighthouse — White Plains

44 Church Street
White Plains, NY 10601

Phone: (914) 761-3221
Fax: (914) 761-0484

Contact(s) Dawn Suvino

Counties Served: Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester.

Helen Keller Services for the Blind — Brooklyn

57 Willoughby Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: (718) 522-2122
Fax: (718) 935-9463

Contact(s): Ray Fernandez

Counties served: Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island.

Helen Keller Services for the Blind — Hempstead

One Helen Keller Way
Hempstead, NY 11550

Phone: (516) 485-1234
Fax: (516) 538-6785

Contact(s): Darius Pietrocola

Counties served: Nassau, Suffolk, Queens.

The Lighthouse, Inc. — New York City

111 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10222

Phone: (212) 821-9200, (800) 829-0500
Fax: (212) 821-9707
TTY: (212) 821-9713

Counties Served: Bronx, Manhattan, Queens.