Vision Rehabilitation and Training Programs for the visually impaired at Vision-Aid

By: Vision-aid  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Blind, Vision Rehabilitation, Impaired Persons

Vision Rehabilitation Vision Rehabilitation is a comprehensive training and counseling process that attempts to help
both blind and visually impaired persons to develop skills and use strategies that can assist
them in their efforts to live their lives with independence and dignity.This training process, which is facilitated by a specially trained Vision Rehabilitation Specialist
usually lasts for several sessions, spread over multiple weeks, and is tailor-made to each
individual patient, based on the extent of disability and their living needs. This process can help
to enable the visually impaired cope with vision loss, travel safely, take care of their day to day
activities, meet   career objectives and enjoy leisure activities to the maximum possible extent.Some of the programs offered in Vision Rehabilitation are: Classroom training for school children Visually impaired school children are trained in a simulated class room environment about how
they can effectively use  assistive tools and develop  confidence to participate and integrate in
a classroom environment with other normally sighted school children. Kitchen Training for Housewives A mock kitchen set-up allows housewives who are blind or have low vision to be trained in safe
and efficient cooking habits. Mobility Training Blind or significantly visually impaired persons are taught to regain their independence and
mobility with the use of mobility canes and special mobility training. Computer Training Computers are an invaluable tool in helping to level the playing field for people with visual
impairments. Blind or visually impaired persons (including school children can be taught skills
which include the use of special tools to enable word processing, data entry , use of Internet
and more. A wide range of computer based assistive technology is available to help the visually
impaired. Popular tools include and . Job Skill Training Blind or visually impaired people can be taught certain skills like basket weaving which can help
them to find employment. Equal Opportunity Orientation Blind or visually impaired people are made aware of their rights and of the benefits they can get
from governmental and non governmental agencies.Please see our to see the kind of people Vision-Aid is serving and how they are
benefiting from Vision Rehabilitation services.

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Keywords: Blind, Impaired Persons, Vision Rehabilitation,