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Serving individuals who do not live full time in yours state on October 18, 2021

We have a consumer who is a resident of another state but lives in our state ½ of the year and the other state the other half. She has an ID from the other state and a home in both states. Which state should serve her?

OIB Roundtable Forum - What's Working (or not) with Remote Training on July 24, 2020

We invite you to participate in a conversation about remote instruction on Friday, August 7, at 2 pm eastern, 1 pm central, noon mountain, and 11 am pacific on this forum page. As we continue to be limited in how much interaction we can have with our consumers, we want to share ideas about what is working and what is not.

OIB Roundtable Forum - Fall Prevention on August 27, 2019

During our live forum, we will address the hot button topic of fall prevention.  This Live Forum will be conducted on Wednesday, August 28th at 1:00 PM EDT, 12:00 PM CDT, 11:00 AM MDT, and 10:00 PDT on the OIB-TAC’s Community of Practice (   We look forward to a lively discussion and your participation.

Live Forum-Enhancing Learning with Alexa Skill Blueprints on May 22, 2019

Leading our discussion today is Karla Rivas-Parker from the Arizona Independent Living Blind (ILB). Karla will share how the ILB is using interactive technology to assist clients in learning new skills, and we welcome your questions and suggestions of other uses as we proceed.

Aging in Rural Areas on February 4, 2019

Rural areas present a distinct challenge to providing services to individuals who are visually impaired and blind, and especially to those who are older. I have had the experience of working in an urban area and in a very rural area. The barriers to individuals with visual impairmetns in rural areas seem to far exceed those of individuals living in urban areas.

Question about Independent Living Services for Individuals under 55 years old on December 17, 2018

Some states provide Independent Living services to individuals who are under 55 years old. If anyone would like to share, We would like find out what types of services that are provided to this demographic and what resource stream does the state use to fund these services?