For most participants, the goal is simply to regain what was lost: the ability to call a friend on the phone, read the latest New York Time’s bestseller, heat up leftovers in the microwave, know what time it is to get to a doctor’s appointment on time, write checks to pay for bills, use a magnifier to look at pictures of loved ones, or take a walk in the fresh air. Through our services, clients gain the confidence, skills, and alternative techniques necessary to maintain or regain their independence to do all of those things and so much more.
- We provide a variety of low vision or blindness skills training. Just a few include reading with a magnifier, cooking with alternative techniques, dialing the telephone by touch, and walking safely around the client’s home.
- We offer adjustment counseling for our clients who are experiencing grief, fear, or even anger as their vision declines or when they are plunged into sudden blindness.
- We connect our clients to other services they may qualify for and benefit from, including talking books or para-transit services.
- We supply low vision aids and devices (including magnifiers, talking watches, canes, and more.), if those aids will be helpful.
- All of our services are free. Aids supplied are frequently provided at no cost since we understand many people cannot afford to buy the aids themselves.
If you are interested in learning more about DSB services for yourself or a loved-one, please complete the Self-Referral Form. A DSB representative will contact you.