Kentucky Office For The Blind

The Charles W. McDowell Rehabilitation Center 

The Charles W. McDowell Rehabilitation CenterAt the Charles W. McDowell Rehabilitation Center, we are committed to the mission of the agency to assist individuals who are blind and visually impaired in achieving their educational, vocational and independent living goals. Training opportunities at the center are designed to promote independence.

What We Do:

We offer programs at the center to meet an individual’s training needs. A vocational or independent living counselor will determine an individual’s eligibility to receive services at the center. Once a person is referred to the center training program they participate in activities that will assist them in meeting their goals. There is no direct charge for training, instruction or room and board while at the center. The training components offered are:

  • Braille Instruction
  • Orientation and Mobility
  • Assistive Technology
  • Adult Education
  • Career Development
  • Life Skills
  • Personal Development

How We Do It:

We focus on training that assists an individual in obtaining the skills they need to be independent in all areas of their life. The length of the rehabilitation program at the center depends on the needs of each individual. At the center there are qualified rehabilitation staff that provide support and instruction in a professional environment.

Why We Do It:

We are committed to providing services at the center that empower individuals who are blind and visually impaired to fully participate in their employment, community and society.

Did You Know?

The McDowell Center opened in 1994 and is named after a man whose accomplishments speak for themselves. Charles W. McDowell (1937-1992) earned a reputation as an outstanding teacher and educator.

McDowell Student Handbook 2012
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 Contact Information

The Center is located at 8412 Westport Road in Louisville, KY


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