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Extended Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired

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This program provides training and other services to blind individuals. The services offered through this program are provided 5 days a week. Transportation is provided to and from the center and services can include:

  • Consumer Education: Get information about other programs and resources for the blind. Also learn about important issues related to your health such as exercise and how to monitor such illnesses as diabetes.
  • Orientation and Mobility: Learn how to get around your home and community by keeping track of where you are in relation to your environment.
  • Adapted Aids: Learn to use adaptive devices such as talking glucose meters and audio reading services. Also, learn Braille and other communication methods.
  • Daily Living Skills: Get tips and training on how to do everyday activities.
  • Leisure Activities: Learn new ways to do activities that you are now having a hard time doing because of low vision such as arts and crafts.
  • Peer Support Groups: Meet other people who are visually impaired or blind to share information and experiences.

How do I apply?

To find out how to apply, please contact the Blind and Visually Impaired Center at: (202) 529-8701 (ext. 216).

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible?

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Get Help from a Benefits Enrollment Center

Start Enrollment or Ask Questions

A Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) can offer you personal, one-on-one assistance as you navigate program eligibility and look to apply. With support from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the BEC can help you apply for an enroll in all of the benefits you may be missing out on.

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Toll-Free: 1-800-794-6559

Website: support@benefitscheckup.org

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