Doing Everyday Things Without Vision

Independent living (or "daily living skills") is a broad term, as varied as the needs and abilities of the individual, but generally refers to the skills necessary to perform the activities required of a person at home, at school, or at work to meet their needs in that environment at that time. It could involve something as simple as pouring a glass of milk or setting an alarm clock in order to wake at a particular time; or something as challenging as using a computer keyboard by touch or preparing an entire meal for a family. Different levels of vision and the presence of other disabilities greatly influence the independent living needs of people and two people with the same level of vision will very likely perform tasks differently, depending on how they were taught and their personal preferences. Neva Fairchild will be monitoring this forum and answering questions.

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