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 Lesson & Support Group - Learn accessibility features on iPhones and iPads
    Tuesday | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | In-Person only | LBB
    Group Leader: John Ryan, Program Specialist

  • iPhone Lesson & Support Group - Questions & Answers
    Thursday | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Group Call | Please call John for number.
    Group Leader: John Ryan, Program Specialist

  • Android Lesson & Support Group - Learn accessibility features
    Wednesday | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | In-Person only | LBB
    Group Leader: John Ryan, Program Specialist


  • Computer Lab is open to LBB clients
    Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday | 10 am to 3 pm
    In person instruction is available on all assistive technology devices including Android, Braille Displays, Chromebook, FUSION, IOS, iPhone, JAWS, Mac, Notetakers, NVDA, OrCam, practice typing skills, Windows Magnifier, Windows Narrator, practice using Windows PC, ZoomText Magnifier, ZoomText Magnifier \ Reader, and more.

  • LBB Vision Loss Assistive Technology Training
    1st and 3rd Thursday of every month | 10 am to 11 am | LBB
    Thursday, March 7th
     and 14th
    Transportation provided by Westminster
    Group Leader: John Ryan, Program Specialist

    Training exclusive to the Westminster Support Group 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.

  • Community Groups – Monthly Vision Loss Support Group
    Groups are for seniors who are visually impaired. 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, March 13th | 2:30 to 3:30 pm
      Fireside Room, Parry Center
      Group Leader: Janet Acheson, Ed.S., CTVI, Program Specialist

      Open to the public.

    • Advent Christian Village – 1st Monday of the Month*
      Monday, March 4th | 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, CTVI, COMS, Youth Program and Orientation & Moblity Specialist
    Terrence Snider, Program Specialist

February Activities:

Thursday, February 1 | Lincoln Basketball Game
6:00 to 9:00 pm

Sunday, February 4 | Bowling
Capital Lanes | 1:00 - 3:00 pm 

Tuesday, February 6 | Share Night
LBB | 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Wednesday, February 14 | Cooking Activity
LBB | 4:30 to 6:30 pm

Tuesday, February 20 | Commnication Skills Activity
LBB | 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Monday, February 26 | FSU Paint-A-Pot
FSU Student Union | 4:30 - 8:00 pm