Charles Kirtley has been a consumer at Access to Independence since 1997. Charles is legally blind and participated in the advocacy class at The Blind Community Center from January 7, 2015 to April 4, 2015. He attended classes that were organized by Raquel Vega, Access to Independence Independent Living Services Coordinator, for (OIB) Older Individuals who are Blind.
With the help of Assistive Technology Specialist Tom Riis at Access to Independence, Charles was able to receive funding for an ergonomic chair. Charles said, “The chair helps me a lot with my technology because I can spend more time at my desk.” He also said that, “Having to sit down without discomfort is a great thing, A2i took up the slack.” He feels that, “The service and advocacy classes provided by Access to Independence have really helped me.”