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.

Advice for resuming crochet or knitting hobbies after vision loss.

Source: VisionAware

The main causes of blindness and visual disabilities worldwide, many of which are preventable. Downloads as a pdf. 

Source: Department of Ophthalmology, Algemeen Ziekenhuis, Sint-Jozef, Turnhout, Belgium

This slide show offers instruction and tips for measuring medication, administering eye drops, and pouring accurate doses.

Source: Washington State School for the Blind

This 28-page booklet answers common questions about vision and lighting for older adults, and offers practical solutions for the home. 

Source: Lighting Research Center

Free online resources for older adults with vision loss are designed to help individuals remain independent at home.  Videos, audio recordings, webinars, and courses on a range of topics offer practical ways to address daily living skills made difficult by vision loss.

Source: Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired

These aids and appliances are designed to help seniors with low vision to stay independent.

Source: National Federation of the Blind

Outlines some principles that make tasks a bit easier.

Source: Vision Australia

AFB outlines the benefits and considerations of working with a guide dog.

Source: VisionAware
Greater Waltham ARC: Inclusive Summer Day Camp Program
Waltham Massachusetts
(781) 899-1344
 
Inclusive day camp programs.
 
Source: Opportunities for Inlcusion

Basic skills for maintaining financial health: identifying money, managing a bank account, and paying bills; includes online video.

Source: VisionAware

The National Alliance of Blind Students (NABS) is the student affiliate of the American Council of the Blind. NABS works to advance the equal opportunity and excellence in education for all blind and visually impaired high school, college and university students in the United States.

The site includes their publication, The Student Advocate, an email discussion list, and resources.

Source: National Federation of the Blind

A non-profit braille publisher, National Braille Press promotes the literacy of blind children through braille, and provides access to information that empowers blind people to actively engage in work, family, and community affairs.

NCDB is a national technical assistance and dissemination center for information about deafblindness. While most resources focus on the needs of children and youth, there is wealth of information here in the Adult Services section.

The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) assists state and local workforce development systems to better serve youth with disabilities. Created in late 2001, NCWD/Youth is composed of partners with expertise in disability, education, employment, and workforce development issues.

NCIL advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities through consumer-driven advocacy; the site includes information on current legislation.

Although many age-related vision changes are normal, they can cause problems by interfering with a wide range of everyday activities. This reference sheet from VisionAware explains common vision changes and provides some coping strategies.

Source: VisionAware

How age can affect driving, including changes in vision. Includes driving tips, safety questions to ask oneself or an older family member, and additional resources.

Source: National Institute on Aging

Helpful tips and encouraging advice about Making Adjustments, Accessibility & Technology, Health & Well-being, and Voices of Experience. 

This site provides information about the vision care field, with resources on training, career and salaries as an optician.

Source: OpticianEdu.org

Modifications to improve lighting, contrast, and organization; includes a video.

Source: VisionAware

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