Visually Impaired Persons of Charlotte County

General Information

Visually Impaired Persons of Charlotte County
4055 Tamiami Trail
Suite 24
Port Charlotte, FL 32952
(941) 625 8501

Brief Description

The VIP is a resource and education center offering programs and services to the visually impaired of Charlotte County, Florida and surrounding community.


Shirley Gilmore, Director

Services Offered

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Offers a fourteen-week independent living course to people who are visually impaired.

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Offers training in the use of adaptive software allows the user to see the screen and hear the commands under Windows operating system.

  • Support Groups
    • Holds weekly peer support group meetings for people who are visually impaired and their families.

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Provides outreach programs Speakers and video presentations to various organizations.

  • Low Vision Services
    • Offers instruction in the use of the latest low vision devices.

  • Counseling
    • Professional and support staff are available to help with the loss of vision.

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