Low vision presents so many challenges to patients – difficulty with ADL’s, increased risk of falls and loss of beloved activities. To help you help your patients with low vision, I have compiled some of the most useful resources that I have posted over the last couple of years in one handy article.
The Occupational Therapy Toolkit includes 15 Patient Education Handouts addressing low vision.
Cheryl Hall, OT
Author and Illustrator
Occupational Therapy Toolkit
Lighting the Way: A Key to Independence Booklet
AARP and Lighting Research Center Resource
Answers common questions about vision and lighting and offers practical solutions.
Organizations Assisting the Blind and Visually Impaired
The Internet Low Vision Society
Everyday Living – VisionAware
American Foundation for the Blind
Tips, techniques, and information about helpful products that can help you accomplish a wide range of everyday tasks, including home modifications, kitchen adaptations, household organization, orientation and mobility skills, recreation and leisure activities, and home repair.
Choice Magazine Listening
A nonprofit organization that provides audio recordings of memorable articles, stories, interviews, essays and poems from outstanding current magazines, completely free of charge, to blind, visually impaired, physically disabled or dyslexic adults.
Book on Tape Program
Library of Congress
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Braille and Audio Program
Newspapers Service for Low Vision
National Federation of the Blind
Free service for those who cannot read regular news print from the National Federation of the Blind
Continuing Education – Low Vision
Online courses on low vision: Mult-E-Skills Vision Rehabilitation Training Program
Visual Skills Workbook by Leslie Burkhardt
Living Well With Low Vision
Designed to help people with macular degeneration use their vision better to see objects, to read, and to write.
Vision Loss in Older Persons
American Family Physician 2009
Low Vision Gateway
Your starting point to the world’s resources for vision loss, vision-impairment, blindness, low vision aids and low vision rehabilitation services.