Project Independence

Project Independence: Georgia Vision Program for People Age 55 and Over

Are you or is someone you know at least 55 years of age  or over and experiencing vision loss or a combined vision and hearing loss?

Project Independence could help.

This vision program is administered by the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency and provides services that can help you remain independent. Services may include:

  • Skills training in your home community by certified rehabilitation specialists so you can keep on doing the daily tasks you like and stay active
  • Mobility training by certified instructors so you can travel safely
  • Support groups that offer opportunities so you can learn from and interact with peers who also have visual loss
  • Comprehensive low vision evaluations by qualified professionals to assess practical and useful ways to access information with magnification
  • Assistive aids/devices such as talking watches and clocks, lighting, big button phones, various household and kitchen aids

The Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency contracts with Project Independence Service Providers across the state to provide services. The Georgia Vision Program Resource Guide includes descriptions and contact information for these providers as well as advocacy/education organizations, the Centers for Independent Living, Georgia public library services, and hearing and vision loss resources. A list of statewide providers is provided in the following Resource Guide. To apply for services, contact the provider closest to where you live.

Program Contacts:

Kay McGill, 404-417-6710,

Paul Raymond, 770-500-9160,