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

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  • Questions about 7-OB?

    If you have questions about the 7-OB report, visit the Program Administration page of our Community of Practice at

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  • February is Low Vision Awareness Month

    February is Low Vision Awareness Month. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with low vision, talk with your eye care professional about options and services available. It's important to remember there is hope and help.

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Tip of the Week

For those who are visually impaired and love to cook, it can be challenging to get recipes. Technology can really help! Magnifiers, Smartphone apps like Seeing AI, the KNFB Reader, and using cookbooks from The Library of Congress Talking Book Program or Bookshare can all lead to lots of recipes and fun creating some culinary delights. There are also lots of fun recipe and tip sharing idea groups for people with visual impairments on social media. Check out Cooking Without Looking TV Show.

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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.