Author: Low Vision

What is Occupational Therapy?

According to the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), occupational therapy helps people participate in everyday activities. “Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.” Occupational Therapy and …

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Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind Pre-Employment Training Program

The Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind has an amazing Pre-Employment Training program for Young Adults. The program runs from October to June with the students meeting up for once a month workshops and ends with a 3-week intensive workshop in July. This years’ program consisted of 7 students completing these workshops and internships. The students …

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What is Low Vision?

According to the National Eye Institute (nei.org), low vision is a vision problem that makes it hard to do everyday activities. It cannot be fixed with glasses, contact lenses, or other standard treatments like medicine or surgery. Usually, someone with low vision will experience difficulty reading, driving, recognizing faces, and or, seeing fine details. Types …

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Low Vision Resources

According to the National Federation of the Blind, there are 7.2 million people in the United State who are visually impaired. If you are experiencing vision loss there are many organizations, professionals, and resources available to assist in making daily life easier to navigate. You should find that at least one library in your state …

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