Losing vision often results in a person having to make a variety of
adaptations in order to continue to perform skills safely and efficiently.
Family members want to assist but sometimes they insist on doing everything for the person with
vision loss which can increase unnecessary dependencies on them. This
presentation will address adaptions for family members and how you as a
visually impaired person can help your family make those adaptations. Also,
it may be that just minor adjustments within the environment might do the
trick to help you function more easily. Or, perhaps, you might need to
learn more advanced methods for performing tasks by adapting or modifying
your environment or using a special device
to assist in performing those tasks. This will be an interactive presentation.
Elaine Boykin-Doudna, retired visual services program manager/vision and rehabilitation therapist
Julie Brantley, retired assistive technology teacher and rehabilitation therapist