On March 2, 2020, the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired South Carolina officially opened a second location in Ladson to better reach the more than 15,000 adults in the Tri-County who are living with a visual impairment. The opening of this new facility marked the first time in our organization’s 83-year history that we have two, fully functional vision rehabilitation centers serving adults in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties.

In honor of what would have been our official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Ladson today, we put together a short video to give you a sneak peak of the space. Highlights of this new facility include: a large computer lab, a flex space to use for client gatherings and/or community meetings, small offices for 1:1 tutoring and a large kitchen for interactive cooking class and kitchen safety training.

We look forward to eventually welcoming visitors in Ladson. Until then, one great way to help us celebrate is by participating in our Seeing Through the Pandemic Campaign, if you have not already done so.

Our plan was to have the facility mostly complete for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony today. However, due to the recent closures, you will notice we are still completing some of the training areas, and we still need to decorate. Once it is safe, we look forward to finishing out the space and welcoming clients back for training.

Thank you to our donors, grantors and community supporters who helped make the Ladson facility possible. We hope to show you the new facility in person in the future!


Seeing Through the Pandemic Campaign Update

We have been blown away by your support during our Seeing Through the Pandemic Campaign this month. Together, we have raised $7,800 towards our $10,000 goal.

In honor of what would have been our ribbon cutting ceremony today, would you consider making a donation to help ensure we can continue supporting our neighbors who are blind or visually impaired? Through the CARES act, your gift of up to $300 qualifies for an above-the-line tax deduction.

To learn more about the Campaign, or to donate, click on the button below. Any amount will make a difference.