Disability Services
Extended Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired
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This program provides training and other services to people who are blind. The services offered through this program are provided 5 days a week. You can get a ride to and from the Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Services can include:

  • Consumer education: Get information about other programs and resources for people who are blind. You can also learn about important issues related to your health, like exercise and how to monitor illnesses such 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 ways to communicate.
  • Daily living skills: Get 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, like arts and crafts.
  • Peer support groups: Meet other people who are visually impaired or blind to share information and experiences.

How do I get help?

To find out how to get help from this program, call the Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired at 202-529-8701 (ext. 216).

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