Florida Center for the Blind

General Information

Florida Center for the Blind
1411 NE 22nd Avenue
Ocala, FL 34470
(352) 873 4700

Brief Description

The Florida Center for the Blind, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that teaches alternatives to performing daily tasks with a minimum of inconvenience to the individual. The Center also aids its clients in locating and qualifying for services available to them.
Education and training are provided in braille, mobility skills, daily living skills, cooking, and leisure time activities.
The Florida Center also provides training in employability skills such as typing, introduction to computers, and the use of specialized software.


Anissa Pieriboni, President/CEO, admin@flblind.org

Charles Lawrence, Assistive Technology Instructor

Kevin Bailey, Braille Instructor

Kelly Lewis, Rehabilitation Instructor

Sally Newton, O&M Instructor

Jennifer Nisbett, Transition Coordinator

Ben Cutler, Vocational Rehabilitation and Job Readiness

Services Offered

  • Counseling
    • Offers adaptive counseling for the blind and their companions.

  • Employment/Job Training
    • Provides training in job skills such as typing, using computers with speech, employability and electronic communications.

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides assistance for blind persons in adjusting to their environment, including independent living skills, mobility (use of the white cane), braille, and use of adaptive aids and appliances.

  • Professional Training
    • Provides training for FCB volunteers and staff, health care professionals, special education teachers, social workers.

  • Support Groups
    • Has a support group for people who are blind and their companions.

  • Braille and Reading Instruction
    • Offers braille instruction.

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Provides training in the use of assistive technology.

  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides O&M training.

  • Information and Referral
    • Refers to other programs for seniors.