Older Individuals who are Blind (OIB)

What is OIB?

OIB is a grant funded program aimed at assisting
Individuals 55 years and older with ANY type of
vision loss. Our goal is to assist our blind and visually impaired consumers maximize and adapt to residual vison; discover how to continue living a healthy, independent, and productive life with vision loss.

 OIB Services are FREE to the community!

OIB consumers are
given personal training with computers, phones and much more.

What Services does ILCKC Provide to OIB Consumers?

Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment:
We teach computer literacy, magnification and screen reader
programs. Adaptive equipment
includes cellphones, iPhones,
video magnifiers available to demo

Communication:
Learn how to use email, social media, keyboarding and more.

Daily Living Skills:
Skills like budgeting, techniques for shopping and home management.

Adjustment Counseling:
Receive encouragement, support, coping skills and resources.

Orientation and Mobility:
Instruction on mobility and
techniques used to maintain
orientation in your environment

Self-Advocacy:
Motivating consumers to acquire self advocacy skills

Transportation:
Instruction and information in the use of available modes of
transportation.

Low Vision Training
Training in use of remaining vision. Use of optical and non-optical devices.

The Older Individuals who are Blind (OIB) Program provides services to visually impaired individuals age 55 and older to assist them to live independently in California. The OIB seeks to stimulate independent living, empowerment and full inclusion of older individuals who are blind. Provide training and skill building for professionals and consumers serving the older blind population.