PACE is a Consumer-Controlled and Cross-Disability organization which serves Champaign, Douglas, Edgar, Piatt, and Vermilion counties. We are led by people with disabilities in everything from the individual services that we provide, to the overall programs, to even our Board and Staff. It also means that we serve people with a wide range of disabilities; everything from Developmental, to Visual Impairments, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, and other physical disabilities. Through self-directed advocacy and services, we work toward the full-inclusion of people with disabilities in the rights and responsibilities of society.
Access Alley by PACE
Access Alley by PACE is a program launching in June, 2018, where people with disabilities ranging from Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Blindness/Low-Vision, Mobility Impairments, Memory Impairments, Learning Disabilities, and many others will have the opportunity to learn about, test, and buy the technologies to grow and maintain independence. You’ll be able to visit us at 1717 S. Philo Rd. in Urbana, or on the web at: www.accessalley.org.
PACE is excited to offer this comprehensive program to East-Central Illinois. Throughout our service area, we offer peer support groups where people share information about living with vision loss. For Blind/Low-Vision consumers who are 55 years or older, PACE is able to provide some free technology and devices which assist consumers in continuing to do tasks, including sewing, cooking, reading, and other hobbies enjoyed long-before their vision loss began.