Includes individual and family adjustment to vision loss counseling, support groups, and referrals to appropriate community services.
Helps an individual maintain his/her independence by developing practical skills of daily living, such as cooking, banking, personal grooming and home management, reading and writing Braille, diabetes management/education.
Orientation & Mobility Instruction
Involves specialized training on a one-to-one basis to help an individual develop safe independent travel skills and learn new routes and environments.
Low Vision Services
Provided by eye care professionals and low vision therapists. These services assist people who are partially sighted to use their remaining vision more effectively, through low vision evaluations and training in the use of low vision aids.
Programs for school-age children who are experiencing visual difficulties and/or blindness: specialized instruction in disability-specific compensatory skills and adaptive techniques provided by a Teacher/Consultant of the Visually Impaired. Includes orientation and mobility, personal management and alternative communication skills. Also provided, information and support to families and to other professionals.
Adaptive Technology Service
Demonstration, Evaluation and Training in Blindness and Low Vision Products. Screen Reading - Video Magnification (CCTV’s) - Screen Magnification - Scanning Systems - Hands-Free Computing - Global Positioning System (GPS) - Electronic Notetakers/PDA’s - Braille Displays
In-Home Community Visitors and/or Drivers provide needed support to clients in their own communities. At the McGreal Sight Center, volunteers assist with clerical work, educational programs, and special events.
Speakers Bureau, workshops, pamphlets on eye diseases, educational videos, advocacy.
Braille and audio transcription services.
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