Core Classes

An orientation and mobility student crosses the street as his instructor follows.Core classes are provided free of charge to individuals between 16 and 54 years of age who are pursuing educational or vocational goals through a partnership with the California Department of Rehabilitation Blind Field Services division. Grants from the City of Stockton Housing Division, Economic Development Department Rotary Club of Stockton and the generosity of the community support core classes for those who establish other goals.

Assistive Technology (AT)

  • Computers
    • Windows
    • Mac
  • Tablets
  • Smartphones
    • iOS
    • Android
  • Screen Readers
    • JAWS® (Job Access With Speech)
    • NVDA (Non-Visual Desktop Access)
    • Apple VoiceOver
    • Window Narrator
    • Google ChromeVox and TalkBack
  • Screen Magnification Software
    • ZoomText
    • Fusion
    • Windows Magnifier
  • Video magnifiers
  • Keyboards
  • Wearable technology

Braille Literacy (Unified English Braille)

  • Tracking
  • Uncontracted braille (alphabet, numbers, punctuation)
  • Contracted braille
  • Reading
  • Writing
    • ​brailler
    • slate and stylus

Orientation and Mobility (O&M)

  • Guide techniques
  • Sensory awareness
  • Protective techniques
  • Cane skills
  • Route planning
  • Public transportation
  • Navigation apps

Independent Living Skills (ILS)A student slices vegetables using non visual techniques.

  • Self-care (eating, dressing, grooming)
  • Home management
  • Money management
  • Cooking
  • Cleaning

Whether you are an employment keeper, employment seeker, self advocate, or have your own personal goals, CCBVI is here to assist you.