Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired at NEAT

Employment Assistance, Education and Training

The NEAT Center's programs for those who are blind or visually impaired is available to both children and adults. Expert staff are available to conduct thorough assessments to identify each individual's most challenging tasks in their home and in their workplace. 

Harness Up Support Group

Within our Vocational Center, we offer:

Employment Assistance

Designed to help adults who are blind or visually impaired find job opportunities, prepare for different careers, develop interview skills and coordinate transportation.

Device Instruction

Training on the use of magnification devices, demonstrations of adaptive equipment and blind-related software. Training is also available to employers who work with blind individuals.

Computer Instruction

Instruction on common office programs with special attention on "accessibility" features.

On-site Assessments

For homes and workplaces. NEAT staff will identify your unique living and working setups and provide assistive technology recommendations to maximize productivity and independence.



Get Started Now

Please contact NEAT at (860) 243-2869; toll free in CT (866) 526-4492; or email:


Other Blind Services

Through our parent organization, Oak Hill, we provide independent living opportunities and community supports for adults as well as a camp for blind and visually impaired teens.

Learn more about:

Housing for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Veterans Program for the Blind and Visually Imparied



Housing for Adults who are Legally Blind

Oak Hill Independent Housing, Inc. (OHIH) operates homes in West Hartford and Wethersfield for blind and visually impaired individuals. To be eligible for residency,applicants must meet the following criteria:

• Be assessed by a qualified medical professional as legally blind

• Be at least 18 years of age

• Have very low income

• Be appropriate for independent community-based living

• Be involved in productive activity outside the home

OHIH consists of thirteen congregate units in four homes as well as four family units. There is no staff assigned to the homes; OHIH acts as the landlord only. Tenants are expected to secure any necessary supports or services from the community.

Rents are subsidized by HUD and are calculated individually, based on a person's annual gross income. A Selection Committee reviews all applications.

If you or someone you know is interested in this program, please fill out the application and mail it to:

Karin Agritelly - Coordinator, Oak Hill Centers

Oak Hill

120 Holcomb Street, Hartford, CT 06112-1589

phone; (860) 286-3105  email;


The Connecticut Institute for the Blind, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation (dba Oak Hill)


Download Attachment: Housing Application