Empower Tennessee

Middle Tennessee's Center For Independent Living

Independent Living Resources


Technology Courses

Do you want to learn to use a computer? Are you looking at your iPhone wondering just what to do with it? We’ve got you covered.

Our technology program is the place to go with your adaptive technology (AT) questions. We have multiple staff who are daily users of AT. They have vision disabilities and use multiple screen readers and text magnifiers on a daily basis. They can teach navigation of the computer (Microsoft Office programs, internet browsers, etc.) with screen readers and can show iPhone and Android users apps that can increase their ability to live independently.

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Braille Services

These amazing little bumps—on paper, plastic or metal—open the world of literacy, learning, living and employment to independent living for people who are blind.

Empower Tennessee houses one of the most robust braille shops providing opportunity for empowerment, work, and the freedom for people to live the lives they choose. We have provided braille for American country music singer and pianist Ronnie Milsap, hospitals and churches along with plastic menus for restaurants located at The Frist Visual Arts Center and Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art.


Advocacy Resources

Empower Tennessee joins forces with community providers throughout the Middle TN area to advocate for individuals with disabilities on every level. We have strong collaborations with partners including Disability Rights Tennessee and Tennessee Disability Coalition to give a voice to issues surrounding accessibility, disability rights and access for all.

Empower Tennessee also provides empowerment coaching to individuals and families who seek to advocate for their personal needs within their community. Contact us here for more information on programs available for you.

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Technology courses


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Technology Courses

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Braille Services


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Braille Services

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Advocacy Resources

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Advocacy Resource Request