The mission of the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired is to enhance the quality of life of people who are blind or otherwise visually impaired, by providing a wide range of services. These services promote independence, dignity, and full participation in all spheres of life, including at home, at work and in the community. They also educate the general public regarding the capabilities and needs of individuals who are blind and visually impaired, while serving as a resource for information about all aspects of dealing with vision loss. Finally, these services facilitate acceptance of individuals who are blind and visually impaired throughout society, while working toward equalization of opportunity. The specific services that the Center offers are: assistive technology, counseling, orientation and mobility training, rehabilitation teaching, social recreation, and social work.