Resources for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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For the visually impaired, daily tasks and social interactions can be fraught with unexpected challenges. But in Savannah, Georgia, a beacon of hope shines bright: the Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision (SavannahCBLV).

Born from a grassroots movement in 1963, SavannahCBLV has evolved into a vital support system for individuals experiencing vision loss across 29 counties in southeast Georgia. Their mission is simple yet profound: to empower individuals with vision loss to lead independent and fulfilling lives.

Through in-home training and center-based programs, their dedicated team of certified professionals provides invaluable support in various areas:

  • Orientation and mobility: Mastering the art of navigating the world with confidence using white canes and other adaptive tools.
  • Daily living skills: Learning essential tasks like cooking, cleaning, and personal care, adapted for individuals with vision loss.
  • Low vision rehabilitation: Optimizing remaining vision through assistive devices and strategies to maximize independence.
  • Emotional support and counseling: Providing a safe space for individuals to adjust to vision loss and build resilience.

SavannahCBLV's commitment extends beyond programs. Recognizing the unique challenges faced by rural communities, they launched home-based services in 1995, ensuring everyone has access to vital support regardless of their location. And in 2011, their name change to "Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision" aptly reflected their expanded scope and dedication to serving all individuals experiencing vision loss.

As they look towards the future, SavannahCBLV remains dedicated to empowering the visually impaired community. If you or someone you know is experiencing vision loss, reach out to SavannahCBLV. They are ready to walk alongside you, lighting the path to a brighter and more independent tomorrow.


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