Young Adults Through Seniors

These tips for working with clients with low vision will help to optimize visual efficiency and independence.
Tips for working with students and clients who are blind, visually impaired with multiple disabilities
A college student who is deafblind due to Usher Syndrome discusses how he chose his living arrangements and describes what he plans to take to college.
A look at brain-based or neurlogical visual impairment, such as CVI, autism and traumatic brain injury.
How does a worker who is visually impaired keep up? Recently, the company where I work completed a merger combining five operating companies under one umbrella. Each company had its own methods for...
As your students prepare for the world of work, there are many components that contribute to their ability to secure and maintain a job. Succeeding in a job interview is one of the most crucial parts...
This post describes the importance of orientation and mobility skills for youth who are blind in the transition to adult life
I recently wrote a post about how to help your students talk about their disabilities to people they encounter on a daily basis. This is a very important skill to have in order for students to be...
Attending school or having a career is a crucial part of one’s overall success, but participating in extracurricular activities is also vital to a happy life.  Activities might help to increase one’s...
A college student who is deafblind because of Usher Syndrome discusses his experience as a guide dog user
This section offers resources on low vision, including links that explain the examination, low vision assessment, assistive aids and devices, rehabilitation services, and advice for adjusting to...
Reading and writing are vital skills for independence, and vision loss calls for new techniques and adaptations. This section has information and tips for maintaining one’s ability to read and...
  Housing needs change as one ages, and this is particularly true when vision loss is part of the experience. These sites offer information about housing that is affordable and accessible, advice...
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...
These web resources offer vacation and travel tips, information on destinations, and guidelines for travelers with disabilities, including people who are blind or visually impaired.   Full-Text...
Remaining independent is certainly possible for adults and seniors with vision loss. The sites in this section offer resources and advice on assistive technology, finding new ways to perform...
For Professional Caregivers and Healthcare Workers This section connects caregivers and health professionals with advice for working with older adults with vision loss. These sites offer basic...
  Vision rehabilitation provides the tools and training to maintain independence after vision loss. This field offers a broad range of professional services, such as low vision evaluation, vision...
Adult vision loss affects the whole family. Recognizing signs of visual impairment in a relative, coping with the diagnosis, and providing helpful support are all part of the adjustment process....
Driving is central to an independent life, but safety is always the first consideration. When aging and vision loss make driving risky, the decision to give up the car keys can be very painful and...
Relaxation and fitness are an important part of life, especially in one’s senior years. This section offers numerous resources on staying active and pursuing leisure interests. Information is...
The loss of both sight and hearing can have a devastating impact on a senior’s independence, communication abilities, and self-esteem. This section addresses the needs of adults experiencing...
Adults who lose their vision can learn how to travel safely and independently. These websites present advice and information about orientation and mobility—skills necessary for finding one’s way on...
This section features information about the four eye conditions most likely to affect adult vision: age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. Learn about...
This section provides an overview of the aging process and associated vision changes. Included is information on eye health, vision loss, and preserving one’s sight in the senior years. Many sites...
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) resources typically cover a broad range of disabilities. It can be difficult to pinpoint information that is most useful for job seekers who are blind or visually...
The emotional adjustment to experiencing vision loss can be as difficult as physical adjustments; many resources are available to help individuals and families with this adjustment process...
These organizations help adults adjust to vision loss and adventitious blindness, while retaining their independence through rehabilitation and vocational guidance. Material in this section...
These sites offer advice on courtesy and etiquette when interacting socially or professionally with people who are blind or visually impaired.   Below is a list of topics you'll find in this...
This section is full of practical tips to make cooking and meal preparation safe and easy for people with blindness or visual impairments. Information covers the full range of activities: grocery...
There is a wide range of needs and interests for Adults and Seniors who are blind or visually impaired.  The needs will be different if the individual has had a visual impairment since birth rather...