Vision Rehabilitation

Family Education Program: Independent Living
Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired
www.hadley.edu/fe.asp External

Provides online courses on independent living for the newly visually impaired. Includes classes on home maintenance, clothing, cooking, housekeeping, mobility basics, personal care, and dining. Includes online self-help groups and articles on self-esteem and adjusting to blindness.

Low Vision Aids and Low Vision Rehabilitation
American Academy of Ophthalmology
www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/low-vision-aids-rehabilitation External

Advises on making the most out of your low vision. Includes reviews of vision aids and a summary of life-management skills learned in vision rehabilitation.

Services for Older Persons Who are Blind or Visually Impaired
American Foundation for the Blind
www.afb.org/info/programs-and-services/public-policy-center/specialized-services/specialized-services-for-older-adults-losing-their-sight/1235 External

Summarizes services available to older adults in need of vision rehabilitation. Investigates legal aspects.

Vision Rehabilitation for Seniors
Perkins Scout
www.perkinselearning.org/scout/vision-rehabilitation-seniors External

Provides tools to maintain independence after vision loss. Includes comprehensive articles on seniors, vision loss, and vision rehabilitation and a message board where seniors and their caregivers can ask experts questions.

Vision Rehabilitation Services
VisionAware
www.visionaware.org/info/everyday-living/essential-skills/vision-rehabilitation-services/123 External

Provides information on communication skills, personal management skills, independent movement and travel, low-vision devices, and vocational rehabilitation for seniors with visual impairment. Lists vision rehabilitation services by state and highlights personal stories on a blog and message board.

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