Skills of Blindness

People who are blind and have low vision use adaptive techniques and skills to accommodate vision loss. 

These "skills of blindness" include using Braille and specialized computer software, traveling with a white cane, and cooking, cleaning and sewing techniques.  Adaptive skills enable people with vision loss to be independent and successful in the home, in school, on the job, and in their communities.

We provide training in the skills of blindness:

  • At Home
    We provide daily living skills training to all adults, both those interested and not interested in employment, in their homes and in their communities.
  • At an Intensive Training Center
    If you are an adult interested in employment, you may qualify for intensive learning at our Orientation and Training Center (OTC).

Request services for yourself or someone else online. Or contact us at 800-552-7103 or info@dsb.wa.gov for more information.