SERVICES

ADULT SERVICES

Adult Rehabilitation Programs and Support Services

Learning how to accomplish certain tasks with low vision or without sight can be overwhelming — especially as an adult who has work and family responsibilities. Our Adult Services program can provide the training you need to be successful in every area of your life. To learn more about scheduling and financial assistance, contact Rasheeda Wilkins, Director of Adult Services at rwilkins@cviga.org or call 404-602-4303 .

Orientation & Mobility

Don’t let vision loss stop you from going where you want to go. Our certified instructors can teach you how to travel safely and independently indoors and outdoors. Learn how to use a white cane, cross streets safely, access public transportation, and travel safely in your neighborhood.

Activities of Daily Living

Maintaining your home can be a challenge when you have vision loss. Learn strategies and methods for cooking safely, household organization, labeling, medication management, etc. Let us know what skills you need help with, and our team of experts can assist you.

Technology Training

Whether you have low vision or no vision, technology can put the world at your fingertips. From learning screen magnification software (ZoomText) or screen reading software (JAWS) our certified instructors will teach you the skills needed not only for living independently but also returning to the workforce.  Need to update your resume, create a new cover letter, or complete online applications? Learn these skills through one-one instruction. We also provide instruction on OCR (Optical Character Recognition) scanning software, iPhone/iPad (Voiceover) training, keyboarding, etc.

Support Groups

Meet others who are experiencing the challenges of vision loss in our ongoing support groups. Get support, learn coping strategies, and talk openly and honestly about the issues you face. You are not alone.

NOTE: Support groups are being offered via conference call only.  Please contact the Center for details or check out Infolink for updates.

Braille & Communication Techniques

Vision loss doesn’t mean you can’t read your favorite novel, manage your finances, or create a shopping list. We’ll show you other ways to access the information you want and need. From audio options, to various adaptive aids/devices there are many ways to continue to read, write and communicate. If you’d like to learn how to read braille, create braille labels for items in your home we can teach you that as well.

Project Independence

Are you, or someone you know, 55 years of age or over and experiencing vision loss or both vision and hearing loss? Project Independence can help. This vision program for those 55 years of age or over is administered by the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency. The services provided may help you remain independent and keep on doing what you like to do. https://gvs.georgia.gov/project-independence