Vision Australia provides services and advice to people who are blind or have low vision so that they have access to, and can fully participate in, every part of life – when and as they choose. These supports are considered “Improved daily living”. Look for this in your plan.
- Assess your level of vision impairment.
- Get a recommendation on equipment and strategies to improve your vision, then trial them to find what works best for you.
- Get help to assess your daily routine, your ability to work, and strategies to work past any limitations.
- You can access support for your home to help you become more independent.
Orientation & mobility training, and equipment
- Get support to acquire the equipment you’ll need to support your independence. This may include mobility devices, canes and Seeing Eye Dogs.
- Receive training to ensure that you remain mobile – and safe – when you’re out and about in the community.
Assistive technology and training
- Includes technologies to help you with everyday tasks, such as reading, and using computers and telephones.
- You can receive training to ensure you make the most of the technology.
- Support for children who are blind or have low vision including speech pathology, sensory integration, motor skills support, language development and more.
- Vision Australia work with your family to help children improve their social and general life skills and run regular school holiday programs.