Low Vision Services

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SWCI offers support groups and individual training to help seniors 55 and over with low vision and blindness to live independently, remain active, and cope with vision loss.

Our Low Vision program supports consumers in the use of adaptive technology and helps people with in-home safety/security needs Please call our Low Vision Coordinator, Lorrie Valencia, at 970.903.5885 for more Information. Services are available in all counties and are free of charge.

Our Low Vision services are funded generously by the Older Individuals with Blindness (OIB) grant and the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) grant.

Low Vision Services:

  Volunteer Readers
  Daily Living & Independent Skills training
  Sighted Guide
  SMART Brailler machine
  Peer Counseling & Support Groups at regional senior centers
  Advocacy for the Vision Impaired and Blind
  Information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  In-Service Training & Presentations (provided to other service providers)
Annual Low Vision Expo in Durango and Cortez
Access to in-home assessment and material aids
On-going case management and education

To view our latest 70B report click here: 2015-16 7OB SWCI

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