Community Outreach and Education

Cleveland Sight Center’s Outreach team offers a variety of informative, impactful and engaging eye-related presentations to groups and schools within the agency’s service area. They also provide an informative presentation and interactive training class on how to best interact with people who have vision loss or what to do when you meet a person who is blind.

Current Presentation Topics

  • Tips, Techniques and Tools to Live Better with Vision Loss (Tips Talk)
  • Vision Health - Blue Light, Bad Habits and Why Nutrition has 2 Eyes?
  • Blindness Basics (What to Do When You Meet a Person with Vision loss or blind)
  • What’s New with Assistive Technology

Presentations are available to people who have vision loss, senior centers, assisted living facilities, medical professionals and facilities, emergency resonders, teachers and students, caregivers or anyone who works with any segment of the general public. For specific details on each program, please click here to review.

CSC’s presenters are well-versed in all of these presentation topics. Presentations often take a hybrid approach as many of the themed talks are intermingled with other related topics of interest and the team takes the time to answer questions that may arise during inspiring talks. Their message of hope, help and independence is integrated into each of the presentations.

To learn more about any of these programs or to schedule a program, contact the Outreach team at 216-791-8118 or info@clevelandsightcenter.org.

Meet the Outreach Team

Alicia Howerton and Tom Sawyer have more than 24 cumulative years of experience in helping people understand how Cleveland Sight Center may impact the lives of those that live with vision loss and those that provide support and care for them.

Alicia Howerton

Alicia Howerton, Community Relations Specialist, has worked at CSC since 2010 and has been visually impaired for over 40 years. She learned of CSC over 20 years ago and is passionate about sharing her vast knowledge and the mission of the agency. Her work focuses on building relationships internally and in the community to share the breadth and depth of vision rehabilitation services available to the blind and visually impaired community. 

Tom SawyerTom Sawyer, Outreach Specialist, has been an assistive technology resource at CSC since 2008 who actively follows new and emerging technologies. Tom works to educate the community about CSC programs and services and inform people who have vision loss of the technologies, tools and techniques that may be helpful to them.  He is always looking for opportunities to tell people about the many ways we give hope and offer help.