ADVOCACY & SUPPORT
Promoting initiatives for change in public policy and expanded resources that lead to greater self-determination among persons who are blind or visually impaired. Services include Daily Living Skills and Peer Support Group Meetings. These meetings may include sessions on a variety of lively topics including legal affairs, entitlements, assistive living and the Arts. Workshops are lead by VISTAS and other facilitators from grassroots organizations, public agencies and the private sector.
Keyboard training, typing and software that speaks, displays lessons on screen and includes drills, practice and typing games.
Reading and writing Braille efficiently and to use the Perkins Braillewriter and Slate Stylus effectively.
DAILY LIVING SKILLS
Cooking . Eating
using kitchen appliances
safety in the home
ORIENTATION & MOBILITY
Objectives are to enable persons to travel safely and independently in all familiar and unfamiliar areas. Training includes: Pre-Cane Skills, Cane Instruction, Introduction to Residential Travel and Mixed Business/Commercial Travel. Consumer training is complete when the student is a safe and independent traveler in all familiar areas. Training may be extended.