Alan Kirk

Parent Workshop Curriculum Writer

Alan has been working in the field of blindness and vision impairment for over 25 years, and has held positions in Canada, the United States, and New Zealand. He has worked in various field positions, at residential centers, and as a private contractor. Projects have included training, recreation, camps, program design, and clients of all ages.

Currently, Alan is employed full-time by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), providing services in southeastern British Columbia and the Yukon. His work for the CNIB encompasses O&M, daily living skills, low vision services, and assistive technology.

In the volunteer spectrum, Alan has been involved in projects in Canada, Western Samoa and Nicaragua. He is currently managing a project on the island of Ometepe in Nicaragua, providing O&M training, technology support, and assistance in creating a stronger, better accepted, and more unified blind community there.

In his limited free time, Alan enjoys playing music, various outdoor recreation pursuits, and spending time with his 13-year-old son.