Are you at least 55 years of age and experiencing vision loss? Does your vision loss impair your ability to perform activities of daily living? If you answered yes, the Older Individuals Who Are Blind (OIB) program is for you!

The Older Individuals who are Blind (OIB) program provides free services and assistive devices to individuals who are visually impaired, age 55 and older, to assist them with living independently. The OIB program seeks to stimulate independent living, empowerment and full inclusion of older individuals who are blind or visually impaired.Assistive technology instructor demonstrates a computer using screen magnification software.

Community Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired partners with the California Department of Rehabilitation to offer free training in orientation and mobility (O&M), independent living skills (ILS), access technology (AT), self-advocacy, braille and more, in addition to peer support groups, referrals to low vision clinics, and information and referrals to other needed services to enhance participation in and integration with the larger community.

Contact Elsie Hirata, Director of Client Services, by phone at (209) 466-3836, extension 201 or e-mail at elsieh@communitycenterfortheblind.org for details about the services and low vision and blindness aids for which you may qualify!