VRS, established in 1983 by a woman who herself experienced vision loss, understands the unique challenges faced by this community. They are dedicated to empowering individuals to reclaim their independence and live fulfilling lives within their own environments.
VRS offers a comprehensive suite of services tailored to each client's individual needs. Certified instructors work closely with clients to develop customized plans that incorporate:
- Comprehensive Low-Vision Evaluations: Understanding the extent of vision loss is crucial for determining the most effective strategies.
- Daily Living Skills Training: Mastering essential tasks like cooking, cleaning, and personal care becomes possible with personalized training.
- Orientation and Mobility Training: Learn to navigate streets and public spaces safely and confidently with the help of white canes and other adaptive tools.
- Access Technology Training: Utilize assistive technologies like screen readers and specialized software to navigate computers and communication devices.
- Job Readiness: Gain the skills and confidence to re-enter the workforce or pursue new career opportunities.
- Transition Academy: For young people (ages 14-24) experiencing vision loss, VRS provides a supportive environment to develop independence and life skills.
- Personal Adjustment Counseling: Finding emotional support and guidance during the adjustment process is vital, and VRS offers compassionate counseling services.
- Project Independence: This program specifically caters to adults aged 55 and above, assisting them in maintaining independence and an active lifestyle despite vision loss.
Recognized Excellence for Exceptional Service:
VRS's commitment to quality is reflected in its accreditation by the National Accreditation Council for Blind and Low Vision Services (NAC). This rigorous accreditation process ensures that VRS adheres to the highest standards of service and best practices in the field.