Who we are
Success Beyond Sight, a 501 C 3, nonprofit corporation, was established January 2019 by ACVREP, a 501 C 6, nonprofit certification organization, in order to address key issues that impact individuals who are blind or have low vision and the professionals who provide services to them.
As a 501 C 3, Success Beyond Sight is able to accept charitable donations from corporations and individuals and is eligible to apply for grants to support its Mission.
All individuals who are blind or have low vision
will achieve success in their professional lives and be fully included in their communities.
Empower individuals who are blind or have low vision to advance professionally and fully engage in community life by eliminating barriers to their equal opportunity for success.
Building alliances and educating to ensure access to success:
- Raise the Bar - Educate key national, state and local government decision makers about vision loss and the critical need to ensure high standards of service delivery to individuals who are blind or have low vision so that they may enjoy independent living, employment and be fully included in community life.
- Team Up! - Collaborate and partner with other organizations to overcome barriers to be fully included in community and professional life for individuals who are blind or have low vision.
Preparing the next generation of service providers:
- Build Capacity - Engage high school and college students to raise awareness of the rewarding profession of providing services for individuals who are blind or have low vision and the variety of specializations that are available in this field.
- Elevate - Make access to affordable continuing education easier and create evidence-based practice guidelines for professionals providing services to individuals who are blind or have low vision.
- Ensure all government, nonprofit agencies and corporate entities require certified professionals to provide services for individuals who are blind or have low vision.
- Develop a strategic plan in collaboration with other organizations in the field to identify key barriers to professional and community success and eliminate those obstacles so there are “no limits” for individuals who are blind or have low vision.
- Meet the increasing demand for services by developing an awareness campaign to attract more individuals into the blindness/low vision specialist field.
- Engage community colleges, colleges and universities to establish more professional bachelor’s degree programs and develop associate degree programs for specialist assistants in the blindness/low vision field.
- Maintain a portfolio of online, on-demand educational opportunities for the professionals who provide services for individuals who are blind or have low vision to ensure these professionals use evidence-based best practices and remain on the cutting edge of knowledge in their field.