Young Adults Through Seniors

How to talk to politicians and elected officials at events.
My experiences voting with a vision impairment in the 2016 and 2017 elections.
The author discusses how connections with teachers and friends have impacted his life as an adult who is blind.
A customer service representative who is blind reflects on his first week working at a new job as a senior customer service representative.
Learning how to use free or unstructured time during a break is an important skill for transition and work readiness.
There are 2 sessions included in this training module on transition planning for students with visual impairments and additional disabilities.
The parent of a young adult who is deafblind shares her experience of setting up a project to recycle cans in the community.
A college student who is deafblind due to Usher Syndrome discusses his experience with his first phone interview.
A worker who is blind discusses his experience of being promoted in his job, including the obstacles and successes.
A college student with deafblindness shares his thoughts on preparing to meet employers.
It can be challenging to find social or recreational services for individuals with visual impairments, including those who have multiple disabilities or deafblindness.
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.
Discussion of how to make a decision about career advancement if you're blind and which factors to consider
Tips for people with visual impairments to put others at ease in the workplace regarding blindness and low vision
Tips for individuals who is blind or visually impaired to keep up with changing technology in the workplace
Tips to help individuals who are blind or visually impaired to succeed in a job interview.
This post describes the importance of orientation and mobility skills for youth who are blind in the transition to adult life
Tips for youth who are blind or visually impaired to address their disability with a potential employer
A look at the importance of community involvement for people who are blind or visually impaired
A college student who is deafblind because of Usher Syndrome discusses his experience as a guide dog user
This post explores the question of when a job candidate who is blind or visually impaired should disclose this information to a potential employer
Tips on working with a colleague who is blind
KanLovKids webcast presents a basic overview of low vision devices: hand magnifiers, stand magnifiers, hand telescopes, spectacle telescopes, and light filters.
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...
Vacation and travel tips for individuals who are blind or visually impaired
Radio and Podcasting links.
Connect with books and reading materials in formats accessible to people with blindness or visual impairments: braille, large print, recorded, and electronic.
Access to Cultural Programs and Buildings These resources offer information on making art and cultural programs and buildings accessible to people with disabilities, including those with...
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...
Resources for people adjusting to experiencing vision loss.
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...
Gardeners who are blind or visually impaired will find horticultural advice, encouragement, and a wealth of practical tips for enjoying this popular hobby.

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