Adaptive Skills Blind People Can Learn

Blind woman cookingSo you're blind or becoming blind.  What skills are important for you to learn, or at least learn how to adapt to?  Here are some of the key skills you'll need, and may want to get help with:
  • Orientation & Mobility
    • Planning travel routes
    • Crossing the street (using auditory clues and traffic patterns)
    • Navigating public transportation
  • Communication
    • Computers
    • Note-takers
    • Other Assistive Technology (AT)
    • Braille reading and writing techniques
    • Low-tech aids such as bold pens and writing and signature guides
  • Daily Activities
    • Identify paper money and coins
    • Manage medications
    • Identify/organize clothing and storage
    • Operate household appliances safely
    • Conduct personal grooming
  • Information & Entertainment
    • Stay up-to-date with news and current events
    • Access movies, TV shows, books, etc.
    • Access networking opportunities, hobbies, or social activities (which are more difficult due to vision loss)
Adaptive Skills / Skills of Blindness

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