Project Independence

Project Independence: Georgia Vision Program for Seniors

http://gvra.georgia.gov/vocationalrehab/project-independence

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

Project Independence could help.

This vision program for seniors (also referred to as the Older Blind Program) is administered by the Georgia Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and provides services that can help you remain independent. Services may include:

  • comprehensive low vision evaluations by qualified professionals to assess your needs
  • skills training in your home community by certified rehabilitation specialists
  • mobility training by certified instructors
  • support groups that offer opportunities to learn from and interact with peers
  • assistive devices such as talking watches, big button phones and magnifiers

The Georgia Division of Vocational Rehabilitation 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 one closest to where you live.

Program Contacts:

Kay McGill, 404-417-6710, kay.mcgill@ablegeorgia.ga.gov

Paul Raymond, 770-500-9160, paul.raymond@gvra.ga.gov