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.

Theresa Smith offers guidelines for interacting with someone who has a combined vision and hearing loss.

Source: Resource Centre for Manitobans who are Deaf-Blind

Practical suggestions for modifications in the home and the environment to minimize tripping hazards.

Source: VisionAware

Having trouble seeing things on your Apple computer? Try these easy features!

An extensive list of rehabilitation facilities and agencies in the U.S. and a few other countries. Organized by zip code order.

Source: Duxbury Systems

For residents of the U.K., sources of information, organizations, and groups that can help if you are a blind or partially sighted parent.

Source: Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

A room-by-room safety evaluation, with dozens of recommended modifications. PDF. 

Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

This list of suggestions will eliminate home hazards.

Source: VisionAware

You may benefit from this online course about maintaining self-esteem when coping with the changes that come with blindness.

Source: Hadley School for the Blind

This downloadable PowerPoint shows a step-by-step explanation of his razor-shaving techniques by a man who is blind. Presentation also available as an MS Powerpoint document.

Source: Washington State School for the Blind

A primer full of advice and encouragement for adults who must learn how to get around independently after vision loss. Includes information about landmarks, public transportation, and using environmental sounds. (Requires Adobe
Acrobat Reader

Source: National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

Special Needs Toys are providers of carefully selected games, toys, and other leisure products aimed at people of all ages with special needs..

Step-by-step instructions for a bright shoeshine.

Source: VisionAware

This guide focuses on the development of student portfolios to document "accomplishments, needed adaptations, modifications, and accommodations, including transition to the next environment or postsecondary environments." Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Source: Kansas State Board of Education

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Federal program that helps aged, blind, and disabled people with very low incomes. Links to information on eligibility, application, and much more.

Source: Social Security Administration

Tele-support groups for parents and for teens planning to attend college. The Lighthouse site also has information about children's vision and education.

Source: Lighthouse International

Resources for those who are experiencing vision loss and their caregivers.

Source: VisionAware

Using contrast to maximize vision in the kitchen, bathroom, around the house, and outside.

Source: Low Vision Center

Large-print information for adults experiencing vision loss due to diabetes.

Source: National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

Tips for hospital personnel caring for people who are blind or visually impaired; includes suggestions for communication, guiding, and orienting the person to the room.

Source: Blindskills, Inc

6 things to remember when interacting with people with visual impairments

Source: ZOOMAX