Training & Counseling
The more you know about your vision loss, and how to manage it, the more self-reliant you can be. Whether it’s incorporating low-vision devices at work and home, or learning how to customize your kitchen so you can cook for yourself, the programs and workshops at Sight Connection will help you live a more independent life. While our training and classes are open to the public, our counseling, mobility and Independent Living Program are by referral only. Call us to see if your needs match our services. (800)458-4888.
Training: A Touch of Braille
A Brief Intro to Braille System
Have you ever wondered:
- What is braille?
- Should I learn braille now that my vision is getting worse?
- What can braille do for me?
- Would I be able to learn braille?
To get answers to your questions or just to satisfy your curiosity, come join us for an exciting 2-hour brief introduction to braille system. Sign-up for our newsletter to be notified of upcoming braille workshops. Click here to learn more!
Orientation and Mobility training can help you identify where you are and where you want to go. Whether you are moving from one room to another, walking to work, or taking public transit to a favorite destination, our staff can help you develop the skills you need to stay mobile.
Some of the mobility skills we teach may include: learning to use tools such as a cane or monocular, and strategies for listening to traffic patterns and using accessible pedestrian signals. We will work with you to develop a system of travel that works for you, and allows you to move safely and effectively through your environment.
The ability to move about independently, and with confidence is an essential step towards regaining the self-confidence you need to thrive.
How to Apply: While our training and classes are open to the public, our counseling, mobility and Independent Living Skills programs are by referral only. Call us to find out how you can qualify, and begin working with Sight Connection. (206) 204-6159 voice/tdd
Independent Living Skills are the essential skills we use to perform our daily routines. When vision deteriorates, many of these tasks become challenging and new, adapted skills need to be learned. Our professionally trained staff can provide tips, strategies and simple modifications that you can use to continue your routines at home, work and throughout your daily life. It is easy to become overwhelmed. We can help you prioritize the skills that are most important for you to learn whether your vision is steadily declining or the result of sudden onset.
- Organization and labeling
- Easy, safe use of appliances
- Grooming tips
- Food preparation tips and skills
- Clothing organization and identification tips
- Money: organization and identification tips
- Keeping time with adaptive time pieces and calendar
- Communication skills through adaptive phone use
Call us to see if our rehabilitation services meet your needs: (800)458-4888.
Counseling & Education Services
Adjustment to Vision Loss Counseling
Sight Connection social workers are Masters Level counselors who often make the initial visit as part of the multi-disciplinary vision rehabilitation team. Vision loss, whether sudden or slow in progression, can present new challenges. Accompanying feelings may include sadness, fear, frustration and anxiety. Our social workers provide home visits to introduce Sight Connection services and community resources as well as provide short term counseling.
While our training and classes are open to the public, our counseling, mobility and Independent Living Program are by referral only. Call us to see if your needs match our services. (800)458-4888.
Get a Referral for Services
While our training and classes are open to the public, our counseling, mobility and Independent Living Skills programs are by referral only. Call us to find out how you can qualify, and begin working with Sight Connection.
(206) 204-6159 voice/tdd
or toll free at (800) 458-4888, ext. 104 toll free