CNIB is a registered charity, passionately providing community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life.
Yesterday, I participated in the CNIB open house event at the St. Catharines office to celebrate their re-location. The CNIB is very active in communities with many community based offices. However, they also provide services to people in their own homes. Here are just a few of the services they provide:
- Low Vision Evaluation - Low vision specialists work with patients to find various low vision aids such as magnifying glasses and telescopes to help with reading, crafts, watching TV and other tasks and activities
- Independent Living - Specialists work one on one in a person's home to help with daily living tasks such as using a stove, microwave, doing laundry or other activities.
- High-Tech Low Vision Aids - Specialists demonstrate various technological devices such as computers with specialized programs and CCTV (closed circuit televisions).