Many of the people we work with have age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, or other vision-related conditions that are often a part of aging. Frequently, in addition to vision loss, our clients also face other health issues. Our goal is to help customers meet the challenges of vision loss based on their own particular needs and circumstances.
Losing some or most of your vision later in life can be frightening and overwhelming. Yet many of our clients tell us that they're pleasantly surprised to realize how a little bit of training, some creative solutions, and perhaps some additional technology can give them both confidence and independence.
We provide services directly or through referral to community agencies. Services include:
- Low vision aids and other adaptive devices
- Travel skill training
- Training in daily living skills
- Training in assistive technology
- Access to the Radio Talking Book, a closed-circuit broadcast network for listening to readings of the local newspapers, magazines, and the latest bestselling books
- Access to books and other print material in audio and other alternative formats through our Communication Center.
How Can I Do It if I Can't See It?
This video speaks to the experience of seniors who are wondering how to live well with vision loss.
"How Can I Do It if I Can't See It" (audio described)
Living Well at Home
Don't let vision loss limit your independence. In addition to our services, Minnesota's Living Well at Home program helps seniors and their families get connected with the resources they need to make wise choices tailored to your unique circumstances.
Start by taking this quiz.
Technology to Assist You
More and more seniors are discovering how technology can make a world of difference in staying active, safe, and independent. People with no vision or low vision use technology every day, and we offer training that’s tailored to each individuals specific needs, abilities and goals.
Find a Vendor
Read about the services offered by the vendors (contractors) we sometimes contract with to assist seniors. Find a Tactile ASL vendor.
For more information, please call 651-539-2324 or fill out our online form.