How to Live with Low Vision
The Hadley School for the Blind is pleased to announce a new and improved Low Vision Focus @ Hadley Web site (www.lowvisionfocus.org). Originally launched earlier this year, the Low Vision Focus (LVF) is designed to help those living with low vision maintain their independence by sharing practical ways to address daily living skills made difficult by vision loss.
A series of 10 audio recordings, made available in May, is the core component of the LVF. These recordings, previously only available on CD, are now available as free mp3 audio downloads from the Web site. Individuals are required to register to receive access to the free audio recordings. Each recording is approximately 30 minutes long and covers a different aspect of living independently with low vision. The topics include:
Making the Kitchen User Friendly Getting Around in the House
Basic Tactile Marking Going Out with a Friend
Doing Simple Kitchen Tasks Keeping Prescriptions in Order
Low Vision Cooking Looking Your Best
Going Out for a Meal Simple Home Modifications
In addition to the new download feature, the LVF website has been completely redesigned to be more contemporary, visually appealing, user-friendly and functional. In addition to audio recording downloads, clients can also access webinars, Hadley distance education courses that are relevant to those with low vision, tips and resource lists. In the future, Hadley will provide free, “quick tip” videos through the Web site that complement the audio recordings.
In addition to the CDs and new audio downloads, the recordings are now being offered in Digital Talking Book format on an NLS cartridge. For CDs or NLS cartridges, please call 1-855-830-5355.
While the LVF is geared toward older adults, the program is open to any individual who is experiencing sight loss or caring for someone who may be losing his or her vision. Adult children of seniors living with low vision are encouraged to take advantage of the online resources to assist their parents. Caregivers and professionals, especially those working with low vision support groups in local communities, are also encouraged to utilize the resources available through the LVF Web site.
For more information or to begin taking advantage of the Low Vision Focus @ Hadley, please visit www.lowvisionfocus.org or call toll-free: 1-855-830-5355.