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for the Blind

Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss

VisionAware™ Launches "Getting Started" Kit

AFB VisionAware: I'd recommend this site! 91% of respondents agreed. Using the website made life with vision loss easier. - 97% of respondents agreed

The more than 21 million Americans experiencing vision problems have a new resource to help take that first, crucial step toward independence.

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VisionAware, a joint program of AFB and Reader's Digest Partners for Sight Foundation, has launched a "Getting Started" kit specifically for individuals newly coping with vision loss. The VisionAware site reaches a broad audience of adults with vision loss, their families, and field professionals, making it the ideal platform for the kit. Featured in the kit are tip sheets on a variety of topics, including making your home office more accessible, preparing meals safely, and getting the most out of visits with an eye care specialist.

VisionAware has also launched an information hub with resources specific to veterans with vision loss. Visitors to can find an overview of veterans' services, interviews with veterans experiencing vision loss, a veterans' forum message board, emotional support for families, help with employment issues, and information for older veterans.

The tip sheets are free and available for downloading at VisionAware Getting Started.

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