Programs & Services

Cleveland Sight Center offers programs and services that are designed to enhance the independence, education, career and support opportunities for those with vision loss and their caregivers. Through these programs, CSC’s dedicated staff helps clients achieve ambitions, reach goals and thrive in the world today. These opportunities are available to those of all ages and are developed to fulfill the specific needs of each target audience. See what's possible at CSC for clients of all ages who are blind or experiencing vision loss below.

Independent Living Services

CSC provides services to assist those who are blind live independently. These services range from navigating around the home, to cooking and laundry. In addition, services are available to enhance how partial or remaining vision can be used effectively with various low and high technology aids to improve self-sufficiency. CSC offers programs for those transitioning into adulthood and for adults and seniors experiencing vision loss.

Support Programs

CSC staff understands the hardship and fear associated with vision loss. CSC offers support programs to those experiencing vision loss and their families. During these sessions, clients and volunteers meet regularly to share experiences, insights and the special camaraderie of those who have lost vision.

Orientation and Mobility

The ability to get around in the world safely is critical. CSC offers exceptional one-on-one mobility training both in-home and in the community for individuals with vision loss. Our specialists can also go to the workplace.

  • Training to use the white cane safely
  • Navigating around home and community
  • Riding public transportation

Educational Programs

CSC delivers superior services for students in Northeast Ohio who are blind or have low vision. CSC offers school districts collegial assistance for teaching staff, parental support and other educational resources and assistance. CSC also provides specialized education to preschool children at Bright Futures Preschool, located at CSC’s headquarters.

Career Opportunities

We offer comprehensive employment services that prepares teens and adults to enter the workforce, work with sighted coworkers, or return to a job after experiencing vision loss. The career preparation programs include employment training and on-the-job support.

Accessible Materials

Braille and Large Print

The Braille department at Cleveland Sight Center uses Library of Congress certified Braille Transcribers to produce quality braille documents. Additionally the department produce specially-formatted large print documents. The focus is on accurate transcription and formatting designed for maximum readability.

For more information, please contact: Jennifer Dean at or call 216-658-7357.

Audio Recordings and Media

Our Audio Recording department can record a variety of print materials into accessible audio formats. We can record books (including text books), legal documents, and other printed materials requested. Our Readers are all screened and trained for professional results. Recordings can be put onto CDs, MP3 downloads, flash drives, or DAISY book cartridges.

For more information, please contact: Glenn Wickline, Media Specialist, at 216-791-8118 or

Summer Activities, Camp & More

CSC offers summer programs to children, teenagers and young adults to keep them busy, engaged and continued learning during the summer months.

We also have programs at Highbrook Lodge in Chardon, Ohio. Founded in 1928, Highbrook Lodge has been providing a unique summer camp experience for those of all ages who are blind or have low vision for over 90 years. In fact, we were the first camp built specially for individuals with vision loss! Since then, we’ve been utilizing the benefits of our natural environment to promote friendship, growth, independence and self-sufficiency through traditional camp activities adapted to the needs of our campers.

  • Bright Futures Summer Day Camp (preschool ages) -
  • ABCs Summer Day Camp (ages 5 - 8) -
  • Career Exploration Program (ages 14 - 16) -
  • Summer Youth Work Experience program (ages 16 - 22) -