For Rehabilitation Teachers Working with Adults Outside the U.S.

Adults who become blind or visually impaired often experience loss of mobility, earning power, and self-determination. Rehabilitation teachers offer training and assistance, helping adults with vision loss maintain their daily living skills and find new sources of income. This section includes information for professionals, including teaching strategies.


World Health Organization (WHO)
A 73-page handbook on the assessment of functional vision; includes advice on low vision training.

Assisting People with Vision Loss

Community Eye Health Journal
Explains the importance of rehabilitation services for people who have recently lost vision; includes sample forms. Available as PDF.

Orientation & Mobility

Community Eye Health Journal
Guidelines for offering practical assistance to people who are blind or visually impaired, including etiquette tips and sighted guide techniques. Available as a PDF.

Vocational Training

Enabling Education Network
This chapter from Mavis Campos’s book, Innovations In Developing Countries For People With Disabilities, addresses the creation of livelihoods for people with disabilities, including vocational training, rural self-employment, and social marketing.