SERVICES

ADULT SERVICES

Adult Rehabilitation Programs and Support Services

Learning how to accomplish daily tasks with low vision or without sight can be challenging — especially as an adult who has work and family responsibilities. You can learn skills that will help you succeed in all aspects of your life with the help of our programs. We offer training that can help you in technology, orientation and mobility, activities of daily living such as cooking and cleaning, and communication including Braille.

You can opt to begin with a few introductory classes or meet with a staff member to make a plan that best fits your needs. Scroll down for more details about the classes and the skills you will learn. For information about scheduling and financial assistance contact adultprograms@cviga.org or 404-875-9011.

Menu of Services

Below is a list of areas our programs focus on to help provide you with the skills you need to live as independently as possible. Each area offers introductory classes that can be incorporated into a more robust plan to help you meet your personal goals.

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. Click here to learn more about the introductory course for this area.

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. Click here to learn more about the introductory course for this area.

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. Click here to learn more about the introductory course for this area.

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. Click here to learn more about the introductory course for this area.

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.

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