Classes and groups are available to individuals with vision loss. LBB does does not charge clients to attend. For more information on joining a group or scheduling an appiontment with a specialist, please call Jeanette Mercer at LBB at 850.942.3658, Ext 216 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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  • Vision Loss Peer Support Group - Stronger Together
    1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month | Noon to 1:30 pm
    Group Leader: Jeffery Douglas, MSW, Program Specialist

  • Employment Readiness Group
    Tuesday | 10 am to 11:30 am | Group Call | Please call Jeff for number.
    Thursday | 10 am to 11:30 am | In-Person only | LBB
    Group Leader: Jeffery Douglas, MSW, Program Specialist


  • iPhone & iPad Lesson & Support Group - Learn accessibility features and questions and answers
    Tuesday | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | In-Person only | LBB
    Group Leader: John Ryan, Program Specialist

  • iPhone & Android Lesson & Support Group - Learn accessibility features and questions & answers
    Wednesday | 1 to 2 pm | In-Person only | LBB
    Group Leader: John Ryan, Program Specialist

  • iPhone and iPad Lesson & Support Group - Learn accessibility features and questions & answers
    Wednesday | 2 pm to 3 pm | Group Call and In-Person | Please call John at 850.942.3658 ext 222 for the call in number.
    Group Leader: John Ryan, Program Specialist

  • Computer Lab - Available to LBB clients
    Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday | 10 am to 3 pm | Please call John at 850.942.3658 ext 222 to schedule a time.
    In person instruction is available on all computers and assistive technology devices including iPad, iPhone, Android, Braille Displays, Windows PC, Alexa, Chromebook, Mac, FUSION, JAWS, Notetakers, NVDA, OrCam, Windows Magnifier, Windows Narrator, Windows PC, ZoomText Magnifier, and ZoomText Magnifier \ Reader. We also provide practice on Windows PC and typing accuracy skills.

  • Community Groups – Monthly Vision Loss Support Group
    Groups are for seniors who are visually impaired and their family and friends. You are welcome to join a group if you or a loved one are experiencing vision loss. Individuals attending are in all stages of vision loss. 


    • Westminster Oaks – 2nd Wednesday of the month
      Wednesday, July 10th | 2:30 to 3:30 pm
      Fireside Room, Parry Center
      Group Leader: Janet Acheson, Ed.S., CTVI, Program Specialist

      Open to the public.

    • Westminster Oaks - Assistive Technology Training
      1st and 3rd Thursday of every month | 10 am to 11:30 am | LBB
      Thursday, July 18
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      Group Leader: John Ryan, Program Specialist
      Transportation to LBB provided by Westminster Oaks.

      This training will teach how technology (cell phones, tablets, pads, and/or laptops) can provide more independence to individuals with vision loss. Please bring the device you would like to learn more about.

    • Advent Christian Village – 1st Monday of the Month*
      Monday, July 1st | 1:30 to 3:00 pm
      Old Pavilion Room
      Group Leader: Wayne Warner, Director of Adult Programs

      Open to the public.
      *If the first Monday of the month is a holiday, class will be held on the following Monday. 

  • Youth Group (ages 6 to 22) 
    Sharon Scherbarth Simmons, COMS CTVI, Children's Program Director
    Terrence Snider, Transition Program Director