The Independent Living Blind (ILB) Unit is a statewide support, consultation and training service to the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), serving clients who are blind or visually impaired. Services are provided by RSA SBVID (Service for Blind/Visually Impaired & Deaf) staff and community providers.
The following services are provided:
- Rehabilitation Teaching
- Orientation & Mobility
- Orientation & Adjustment to Blindness
The Rehabilitation Teacher instructs in the following areas:
- Home Management - Food preparation, sewing, home maintenance, etc.
- Personal Management - Financial planning, medication management, diabetic adaptive techniques, etc.
- Communications - Braille, keyboarding techniques, handwriting guides, talking books, etc.
- Adaptive equipment (watches, clocks, etc.).
- Low Vision - Use of magnifiers and other low vision devices.
Orientation & Mobility
- The Orientation & Mobility Specialist instructs in sighted guide, long cane travel, bus travel, support cane skills and low vision aids.
Orientation & Adjustment to Blindness
- Provides an introduction to blindness
- Provides available resources for blindness in Arizona
- Provides assistance in adjustment to blindness
The individual must have a visual impairment which is serious enough to inhibit independence in one or more major life areas. Medical information (visual and health) may be needed to document disability.
For more information on Independent Living Blind services please contact our ILB Team