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for agencies promoting independence, community involvement, and well-being for older individuals who are blind.

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Community outreach can help link OIB services and other aging services, providing a more comprehensive experience for your consumer.Have you checked out the free online courses offered through the OIB-TAC?

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  • In Virginia, we also face these same challenges. We have had success providing regional. training activities in each of our five outlying areas as well as at the rehab center in Richmond.

    on Aging in Rural Areas

  • In Nebraska we face these same challenges. Transportation is a major issue. Along with the services, you’ve listed, affected by lack of transportation is also, access to a grocery store.

    on Aging in Rural Areas

  • Beverly has it completely right. Also in Minnesota, with the way our vendered training model works, we have areas of the state where we don’t have any COMS or rehab teachers.

    on Aging in Rural Areas

Funding Statement

The Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center is a development of the National Research & Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University, focused on agencies serving older individuals who are blind (OIB). This grant (#H177Z150003) is funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) under the U.S. Department of Education.