Professional Resources: A Guide to Helping People Who Are Blind or Low Vision
ADA National Network: provides information, guidance, and training on how the ADA applies to older people including people with disabilities.
APH ConnectCenter: The trained staff of the APH ConnectCenter Information and Referral Line help connect people with vision loss to services. Call: 1-800-232-5463 (M-F, 8a-8p ET) or email email@example.com
APH Directory of Services: provides over 2,000 profiles of agencies serving people who are blind or visually impaired categorized by type of services such as low vision and daily living.
Aging and Vision Loss Toolkit: offers information and resources for aging service providers to provide accessible and appropriate services to older people with vision loss.
Diabetes Guides in English and Spanish with Lessons Following Seven Self-Care Behaviors – VisionAware—guide for diabetes self-care with vision loss.
ElderCare Locator: a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects people to services for older adults and their families. Call 1-800-677-1116. Speak with an Information Specialist Monday – Friday, 8am – 9pm ET.
Getting Started 2020: A Guide for People New to Vision Loss – VisionAware—Tips for Living with Vision Loss in English and Spanish
Hadley: provides free learning opportunities through online, large print, or telephone for people with vision loss and families. Call 800-323-4238.
Resources | OIB-TAC & Continuing Education | OIB-TAC: The Older Individuals who are Blind — Technical Assistance Center provides resources, trainings, and free courses for those serving older individuals who are blind or have low vision.
Support Groups: Check the VisionAware support group section for in person, virtual, phone or hybrid groups.
Well Connected—a virtual community through Front Porch that offers phone and outline activities that build community through group conversations, games, and education. Another program offered is Social Call which connects older people and volunteers for one on one conversations, by phone or video. Access all programs by enrolling by phone or online at: (877) 797-7299 or firstname.lastname@example.org.