Young Adults to Seniors Resources

Many of the resources on this site focus on early childhood and school age children. This section gathers resources for adults through seniors, focusing on issues such as daily living skills and independent living.

The Transition resources are also very helpful for those moving from school to adult life.

Created by a man with deafblindness, this information site is mostly for other people who are deafblind, but includes material for family members and service providers.

A selected list of museums with exhibit consideration for people who are blind or visually impaired, such as touch-tours and multi-sensory exhibits

Source: New York Public Library

Making the home environment safe and well organized; focuses on lighting, glare, contrast, organization, and eliminating hazards; available in English and Spanish.

Source: American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

Aimed at professionals: understanding and assisting with the losses and adjustment stages that an adult encounters when experiencing vision loss.

Source: Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians

AADB is a national consumer organization of, by, and for deafblind Americans and their supporters.

Your vision may have changed, but it's unlikely your imagination has! Simple everyday arts and crafts can be inspired by any product, any experience, at any time. Here are some ideas to try if you are blind or have low vision.

Source: Vision Aware

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

Source: Community Eye Health Journal

Overview of bioptic driving requirements, fitting and pricing, with state-by-state laws for bi-optic drivers in the United States.

Nearly 400,000 books in accessible format for people of all ages all over the world. If you have a print disability, learn about eligibility and signing up here.

Source: Bookshare

This booklet is written by a cane traveler and covers aspects of cane travel, such as Getting the Cane Ready, Actually Walking Around, Public Transportation, and Times and Places without the Usual Landmarks.

Source: National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

An explanation of the elements of an eye examination and what the specialist is evaluating.

Source: American Optometric Association

Suggestions for classroom teachers serving students with low vision.

Source: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Information on the effects of vision loss on oneself and others; includes online video.

Source: VisionAware

This 3-page article (on pp.6-8 of the newsletter) offers strategies for planning an effective transition from school to adult life. It includes information about the members of the team and creating an effective futures plan.

Source: California Deaf-Blind Services

This guide for service providers examines many aspects of deafblindness, including identification, assessment, communication, and services

Source: Sense

This factsheet lists the different categories of deafblindness experienced by older people and some of the challenges they face. Scroll through the list of Factsheets to download.

Source: Action on Hearing Loss

Frequently asked questions on the housing rights of people with disabilities, and the legal responsibilities of housing providers and building and design professionals.

Source: HUD.gov

How to know when to have a discussion with an aging parent; some of the questions to think about before hand.

Source: American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

Practical tips for safety and independence in the kitchen.

Source: Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)

An overview of bioptic lenses, which allow drivers with some central vision to continue driving safely and legally.

Source: VisionAware

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