Learning to live independently and productively as a visually impaired individual requires determination, ingenuity and often times professional assistance.
For many visually impaired individuals this means simply being able to read the newspaper and the labels at the grocery store. For others, vocational rehabilitation and successful employment may be a long term goal. Success as a visually impaired individual depends on your ability to develop alternative techniques and strategies to accomplish your visual goals. This will require the development of effective techniques for reading and writing independently and for managing printed information. Independent travel skills are also essential.
We suggest that all visually impaired individuals who are in need of assistance begin by contacting the following:
Division of Rehabilitation Services
For the Blind and Visually Impaired
2301 Argonne Drive Baltimore, MD 21218