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Favorite Resources

Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals

This website provides a description of the scope of practice of certified vision rehabilitation professionals and their code of ethics.  Knowing best practices will insure your loved one is learning the skills needed to maximize independence.

American Foundation for the Blind

This website is a quick way to learn about practical ways to cope with vision loss.    By calling, AFB can also help locate any kind of agency, school or service related to vision rehabilitation within the U.S. and Canada.


AFB’s senior site includes product reviews, medical research updates, personal stories and helpful short videos with seniors talking about how they do things like eat or put on make-up.

The Hadley School for the Blind

This distance education school provides free educational courses to legally blind adults and close family members.  Professionals pay a small fee.  Some very helpful courses include:  “Introduction to Low Vision,” “Macular Degeneration,” “Independent Living,” “Blindness Basics,” and “Self-Esteem and Adjusting with Blindness.”

“Making Life More Liveable:  Simple Adaptations for Living at Home After Vision Loss”

Maureen Duffy, AFB Press, New York, 2002
Photos in this book clearly demonstrate simple adaptations in the home to increase independence with vision loss.  This and other helpful publications are available at the American Foundation for the Blind.