While doing research on writing this blog I stumbled upon the blog page for the Center for the Visually Impaired. Their organization is based in Atlanta Georgia, and CVI is Georgia’s largest comprehensive, fully accredited private facility providing rehabilitation services for the blind and visually impaired.
Their impressive mission statement is short and sweet, “The mission of the Center for the Visually Impaired is to empower people impacted by vision loss to live with independence and dignity.”
But the page I found most interesting is their “Sightseeing Blog” page. Some of the information posted includes personal stories from CVI clients, personal perspectives from CVI staff, hot topic issues in government, and the latest in technology for the visually impaired. The topics vary widely from “My Mission to Educate People on Optic Neuritis” by Laverne Crowder, Foundation ED of the Optic Neuritis Foundation, and “Changes Coming to the Literary Braille Code” by L. Holmes, CVI Braille Instructor, to “Kitchen Aides for Successful Holiday Cooking”, by Empish Thomas, CVI’s Public Education Manager.
Even if you’re not close to their facility, you can still get a wealth of information and ideas from reading their blogs. (Much like mine!).
But as a reminder, some vision threats can be avoided with routine eye exams and early intervention. So if you are due, or overdue, for your exam, don’t delay and make that appointment.