Agency Receives NAC Accreditation
We are pleased to report that in June, 2011, the Center for Vision Loss received a five-year accreditation by the National Accreditation Council for Blind and Low Vision Services (NAC). NAC is the only independent accrediting agency in its category. It develops standards to promote effective, sound and publicly accountable programs of service that help blind and visually impaired children and adults achieve their full potential.
NAC officials wrote: “This important achievement is an indication of your agency’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of life for people with vision loss. We hope that the individuals you serve, the governing body and your staff take pride and comfort in displaying the certificate representing your compliance with the NAC standards of performance.”
Preparing the agency for the NAC review team in March, 2011 required many hours of work on the part of the Center for Vision Loss staff team headed by then Director of Vision Services Doug Yingling. Now Executive Director, Doug states that the Center for Vision Loss values the accreditation process because it leads to improved programs for clients and strengthens professional relationships within the field.