KCATA & Alphapointe Partner on New Transit App for Visually Impaired

KCATA & Alphapointe Partner on New Transit App for Visually Impaired

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), in partnership with Alphapointe and Sensible Innovation, has developed a wayfinding app to help blind and visually impaired transit customers use transit more safely and accurately. It is the first application of its kind to be applied to an entire transit corridor in the United States. The RideKC…

Alphapointe Team Members Celebrate Spirit Week

Alphapointe Team Members Celebrate Spirit Week

Every year, Alphapointe celebrates its amazing staff with a fun-filled Spirit Week featuring themed-days, loads of amazing food and drawings for terrific prizes. Celebrated Oct. 19-23, the 2020 edition of Spirit Week included several exiting themes: Superhero Day, Sports Team Day, Crazy Hat/Sock Day, Throwback Thursday and a special day for every team member to…

Alphapointe's Cornell Williams Featured on Dr. Oz Show

Alphapointe's Cornell Williams Featured on Dr. Oz Show

Cornell Williams, Lead Porter at Alphapointe’s facility in Richmond Hill, N.Y., was featured in a segment on the Dr. Oz Show that aired nationally on Thursday, Oct. 22. Williams, who contracted COVID-19 earlier in the spring through his volunteering activities to bring people food and medication who couldn’t leave their homes, was interviewed by Dr.…

Mission Moment: Senior Perseveres Despite Macular Degeneration

Mission Moment: Senior Perseveres Despite Macular Degeneration

Like many with age-related vision loss, Josie Azarro simply wanted to do many of things she had always done during her life. A senior living with Macular Degeneration, Josie was referred to Alphapointe’s Low Vision Clinic in the fall of 2020. At that point, Josie received an occupational therapy evaluation and follow up training in…

Alphapointe and Rightfully Sewn Partner to Advance Manufacturing in Kansas City

Alphapointe and Rightfully Sewn Partner to Advance Manufacturing in Kansas City

Alphapointe, one of the nation’s largest providers of rehabilitation services and employment for people who are blind, and Rightfully Sewn, which provides specialized seamstress training and products, announced a partnership today to amplify the efforts of both non-profit organizations. Rightfully Sewn was founded in 2015 by current President Jennifer Lapka with a mission to provide…

New Display Showcases History of Serving New Yorkers

New Display Showcases History of Serving New Yorkers

Alphapointe recently unveiled a striking new display in its Richmond Hill, N.Y., facility highlighting portions of the history of serving New Yorkers with vision impairment. The story of programs to employ people who are blind in New York City began with an organization called the New York Association for the Blind (later called The Lighthouse),…

Alphapointe Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Alphapointe Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and Alphapointe, one of the nation’s largest providers of rehabilitation services and employment for people with vision loss, is joining the campaign to raise awareness of the workforce capabilities for people who are blind. Alphapointe employs more than 400 people across the United States, more than half…