Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, CABVI, is pleased to announce that it has been re-accredited by the National Accreditation Council for Blind and Low Vision Services (NAC). Re-accreditation is a significant milestone in CABVI’s ongoing process of employing best practices and delivering services that focus on positive outcomes for consumers of blind and low vision services.
NAC is the only accrediting body that focuses solely on organizations serving blind and low vision consumers. NAC accreditation embraces structure, process, and outcome by engaging the subject organization in a detailed self-assessment using NAC developed evidence-informed standards as well as an on-site peer review.
CABVI has maintained its NAC accreditation since 1969 and is now re-accredited through December 31, 2020. CABVI met the national standards for blind and low vision services in the areas of Low Vision Services, Social Services, Orientation and Mobility, Information Services, Vision Rehabilitation Therapy, Access Technology Services, Early Childhood and Youth Services, Management, Consumer Involvement, Industries Program Employment Services as well as other Employment Support Services.
In its 104th year, CABVI provides counseling, rehabilitation, information and employment services to people of all ages in an eleven county area. Through all of its programs and services, it strives to help those who are blind, visually or print impaired lead full and independent lives. CABVI provided services to 4903 people in 2014.