Self Advocacy Day

Registration for Self Advocacy Day has been closed. Thank you to everyone who signed up to attend! 


Learn more about the advocacy tools and resources available for you in the community!A woman in a cheetah print shirt uses her white cane to navigate a street with construction  partitions.

When: October 5 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Where: Cleveland Sight Center
             1909 East 101st Street
             Cleveland, OH 44106

Cost: $5 includes lunch

Learn more about the tools and resources available for you to advocate for yourself at home, work and in the community through a variety of sessions hosted by community members and CSC staff:

  • Personal Safety Awareness Tips: 
    A man in a Cleveland Scrappers jersey and blindfold smiles for a picture with his employment specialist at CSC.Hear from a local police officer on how to avoid being susceptible to fraud and learn personal safety tips!
  • How to Use Cell Phone Accessibility:
    Learn different ways your cell phone can optimize access to your daily life and be used for everyday tasks.
  • Blindness Basics:
    Whether you’re sighted or have a range of vision loss, join this session to discover proven methods for teaching or providing visually impaired/blindness etiquette techniques to engage and empower people.
  • How to Navigate Transportation: 
    Join us to learn about various transportation options and to hear information and tips from someone who utilizes various modes of transportation to lead an active and independent life. 
  • The Value of Social and Recreation Activities:
    Join this session to learn about the personal value in engaging in social and recreational activities available at CSC or in the larger community.
  • How to Advocate for Yourself in the Workplace:
    An Employment Specialist will address specific barriers in the workplace and how to go about requesting reasonable accommodations.  The American with Disabilities Act and how it relates to employment will be covered.

You will also have the opportunity to visit and connect with vendors serving the blind and visually impaired community: