OIB-TAC Weekly Brief: November 9, 2023

OIB-TAC Weekly Brief: November 9, 2023

Weekly brief OIB-TAC.

OIB-TAC November Webinar: Protecting Eyes from Strain and Injury

Join OIB-TAC on Friday, November 17, at 2:00 PM Central for our next webinar titled Protecting Eyes From Strain and Injury!

Did you know eye strain can occur after only two hours at a computer and injuries to eyes can occur at any age? Join us to gain awareness about habits and direct factors that contribute to eye strain and injury in both clients and providers alike on a day-to-day basis. Learn techniques and strategies that can be utilized to adapt to the environment to protect your eyes and optimize visual functioning.

Presenter: Lindsey Angst, MS, OTR/L, CLVT

Click here to register for the webinar!

New Generations Now Article: The Connection Between Health and Vision Impairment

An article by Polly Abbott, an Older Blind Specialist with OIB-TAC, was just published in the American Society on Aging’s Generations Now series. Titled The Connection Between Health and Vision Impairment, Polly shares information on the factors linking vision loss and diabetes, stroke, hypertension, heart disease, and other adverse health outcomes, and how vision rehabilitation services can help individuals maintain their health and wellness. Please join us in sharing this article with your community partners!

Click here to read the article!

Expanding Home Accessibility Services: Webinar from the Housing & Services Resource Center

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2023, 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern

Helping people remain stably housed plays an important role in addressing the growing numbers of people experiencing homelessness. One housing stability strategy is home accessibility. Home accessibility is multi-faceted and can be supported with home modifications, assistive technology, and changes in behavior.

Join the Housing and Services Resource Center (HSRC) to explore how cross-sector partnerships can help to sustain services and programs that support accessible and stable housing for older adults and people with disabilities.

Through this webinar, participants will:

  • Hear firsthand experiences from home accessibility partnerships in North Carolina and Tennessee.
  • Learn about two new home modification action guides for professionals and how to use them to build and sustain cross-sector partnerships.
  • Understand how to sustain those collaborative activities, including integrating them into existing organization operations.
  • Identify ways to evaluate program impact and use data to make the case for funding and expanding services.

Click here to register for the webinar!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The webinar will include real-time captioning and ASL interpreting. If you need additional accommodations, or if you have questions, please email HSRC@acl.hhs.gov.