Resources for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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Founded in 1997 by Low Vision Consultant Wendy Mons, vifGA serves as a vital lifeline for anyone touched by vision loss in the state. Their purpose is clear: to empower individuals with the tools and support they need to navigate life with confidence and independence.

Their services are wide-ranging and impactful:

  • A dedicated toll-free number: Providing immediate access to information and resources across Georgia.
  • A comprehensive website: Serving as a one-stop shop for vital information on services, programs, and support groups.
  • Financial assistance: Bridging the gap for individuals who require specialized products or services beyond existing aid programs.

Through vifGA's programs, individuals gain access to vital tools and training that allow them to lead fulfilling lives:

  • Reading and writing assistance: Mastering adaptive technologies and strategies to overcome reading and writing barriers.
  • Orientation and mobility training: Learning to navigate safely and confidently with canes or sighted guides.
  • Low vision clinic referrals: Connecting individuals with specialized care to assess their individual needs and recommend solutions.
  • In-home training and tools: Fostering independence by providing vital training and equipment for daily living tasks.
  • Workplace and educational support: Equipping individuals with the tools and confidence to excel in school and the workplace.
  • Support groups and workshops: Creating a safe space for individuals to connect, share experiences, and learn coping mechanisms.
  • Advocacy training: Empowering individuals to become self-advocates and champions for disability rights.

vifGA is more than just a resource center; it's a community of hope and support. They stand alongside individuals with vision loss on their journey towards rediscovering independence and living life to the fullest.

If you or someone you know is living with vision loss in Georgia, reach out to vifGA today. They are ready to guide you on your path to a brighter future.


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