Vocational Training

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Contact Information

Visually Impaired Advancement (VIA)
Contact: Sherri Shaw, Vision Rehabilitation Services
Email Address: sshaw@olmstedcenter.org
Phone: 716-888-4638
Alternate Phone: 866-882-1025 x4638

116-1170 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14209
Area Served: Out of State

Map Location Vocational Training


The Olmsted Center for the Visually Impaired prepares blind, visually impaired and physically disabled persons from pre-school through adulthood for rehabilitaion, O&M, Vocational training, AT training and support, Vision clinic, CSW, preschool, housing etc to enable them to live a fulfilling life and be gainfully employed. 

The National Statler Center is the educational and employment arm of the Olmsted Center and is a national program for training in the fields of customer service with both onsite programs and distance learning courses. The National Statler Center has an 82% placement rate for our graduates.

In addition, vision related services could accept out of state insurances as a secondary form of payment.

Service Types

  • Job Placement
  • Job Seeking
  • Job Skills
  • Job Support
  • Schools - Residential

Program Type

  • Assistive Technology and Equipment
  • Education
  • Jobs
  • Vocational

Populations Served

  • Hard of Hearing
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Visual Impairment

Ages Served

  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Public Transportation
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Elevators
  • Free Transport
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Services at Work
  • Sign Language
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Accredited By: NYS Dept of Education
  • Fees: Personal Funds
  • Licensed By: NYS Dept of Education