Our Services

LAB is supported by contributions from memorial donations, grants from foundations, and program funding. The office in downtown Lowell provides 4,000 sq. feet of easily accessible space for meetings, adaptive equipment training, braille lessons, and a radio/recording studio. Find out more information for our youth and adult classes, as well as additional resources below.

YOUTH SERVICES

 

YOUTH

PROGRAM

Youth program for children who are blind or visually impaired, ages 5 to 13. Provides social, educational, and recreational activities generally on weekends.

INSTRUCTOR

Alex Primrose

SENIOR YOUTH

PROGRAM

Youth program for children who are blind or visually impaired, ages 14 to 21. Meets for social, recreational and educational activities generally on weekends.

INSTRUCTOR

Alex Primrose

VISUALLY IMPAIRED

PARTNERS (VIP)

Site-based program for mentoring and matching blind/visually impaired youth and adults with successful visually impaired adults who act as positive role models. Enrollment in Youth or Adult programs is required.

INSTRUCTOR

Alex Primrose

SENIOR TEEN

EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (STEP)

The Senior Teen Employment Program (STEP) prepares blind or visually impaired youth from ages 14-21 to prepare teens success in the workforce and meets twice per month. It includes activities such as guest speakers, life-skill building, job exploration, and an opportunity for an internship experience.  

INSTRUCTOR

Alex Primrose

 

ADULT SERVICES

ADULT PROGRAM

Adult program for individuals who are blind or visually impaired ages 22+. Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays (usually from 10 AM until noon) at the Lowell Association for the Blind (LAB) or out in the community. Participants enjoy a wide variety of social, recreational, and educational activities.

View Adult Program Schedule

INSTRUCTOR

Josh Stachowski

BRAILLE INSTRUCTION

Individual braille lessons provided in the LAB office, including reading and composing braille.

INSTRUCTOR

Dorothy Donovan

 

TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

iPad TRAINING

Group-based iPad training sessions regularly scheduled in the LAB office.

INSTRUCTOR

Josh Stachowski

TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANCE

General support offered for information technology products and services. Answer questions regarding general applications and hardware (i.e. JAWS, ZoomText, Apple devices, Google devices)

INSTRUCTOR

Elizabeth Cannon

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY TRAINING

Individual technology lessons with an instructor focusing on non-visual keyboarding skills and screen-reader use.

INSTRUCTOR

Dorothy Donovan