Charles W. McDowell Rehabilitation Center

At the Charles W. McDowell Rehabilitation Center, staff is committed to assisting individuals who are blind and visually impaired achieve their educational, vocational and independent living goals. Training opportunities at the center are designed to promote independence.

The center offers programs 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, he or she participates 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
The amount of time an individual stays in the rehabilitation program at the center depends on the needs of each individual. The center offers a highly qualified rehabilitation staff that provides support and instruction in a professional environment. Staff is committed to providing services that empower individuals who are blind and visually impaired to fully participate in their employment, community and society.

​​8412 Westport Road
Louisville, KY 40242
(502) 429-4460 or (800) 346-2115
Fax: (502) 429-7101

Picture of the Charles W. McDowell Rehabilitation Center building.