What We Do
CLB is a nonprofit organization that has been serving the Greater Washington Region for over 100 years. We provide a comprehensive, integrated range of services including low vision care and rehabilitation, job development training, and employment for people of all ages who are visually impaired or blind to enable them to remain independent.
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Programs and Services
Low Vision Services
CLB provides a comprehensive low vision care program that includes: comprehensive eye exams by a low vision specialist, recommendations for vision aids such as magnifiers, filters and adaptive technologies, counseling and support.
CLB’s Career Services department works with our consumers to obtain jobs through various programs and services such as: vocational assessments, employment marketing and skills training, job search assistance, job coaching, development, placement and retention services. CLB also has a Training Internship Program (TIP) developed to create employment opportunities for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.
Assistive Technology (AT) refers to products, devices or equipment used to maintain, increase or improve functional capabilities. CLB’s AT department helps clients and employers by: providing hands-on training in the use of assistive technology as well as computer training classes, consulting with employers and working with employees experiencing vision loss to continue doing their jobs.
CLB’s rehabilitation program offers: instruction in independent living skills, including personal finance, cooking and housekeeping, instruction in braille and keyboarding, orientation and mobility training, including instruction in the use of white canes and transportation systems and adult support groups.
Braille Touch - Braille Production Services
CLB offers brailling services for everything from business cards, brochures and flyers, to letters, reports, budgets and more. With the number of visually impaired and blind individuals in our population, it’s very important to be sure to have information accessible to all customers.
CLB trains and hires individuals who are blind and visually impaired for work through it’s contracts with the federal government. CLB has worked with ATF, U.S. Marshals, USDA, Bureau of Prisons and many other government agencies.
CLB’s volunteer services includes: readers and friendly visitors, Camp Lighthouse counselors, volunteers to assist with special events, volunteers to provide office support.
CLB offers many services for adults who are visually impaired or blind such as: an adult support group, Orientation and Mobility training, Independent Living Skills training and our Volunteer and Friendly Visitors program.
Children and Family Services
CLB’s children and family programs help build the skills and self-confidence necessary for future independence. Programs include: annual events, Braille Book Club, holiday activities, Reading Rally, summer camp, Time to Rap, teen group and much more!
Digital Data Scan (DDS)
DDS is a comprehensive, high quality and competitively priced solution to convert paper files to electronic documents. DDS offers highly trained and motivated workforce that includes visually impaired and blind professionals.
Bridge to Work
CLB offers an employment and training program for service disabled, visually impaired and blind veterans to assist them in entering/re-entering the workforce.
A service that can benefit Deaf-Blind individuals is a network of skilled, trained people called Support Service Providers (SSPs). They are specifically trained and hired to work with individuals who have both hearing and vision losses. CLB works with consumers to locate SSPs.
Information and Referral Department
CLB’s Information and Referral department is designed to provide information, resources and referral to services.
8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 210
8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 1011
4404 Queensbury Road, Suite 105
In Washington, DC:1825 K Street NW, Suite 1103 Washington, DC 20006