Spending lots of time with family and friends over the holidays usually has a person tagging me with questions about someone they know who has just lost sight recently. If the child is younger than 30, they move back in with parents as they try and figure out life and older or married, they become dependent on the person they are living with as they try and figure out life.
The statement I use, I know is bold because no one really likes to leave what he or she know, despite the fact they cannot do what they used to do. However, the people who choose this path of learning blind skills change their lives forever, into the path of being able to do whatever they want.google.com, pub-3447701155434117, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0
The statement I use is: They need to go to a training center for the blind, if they truly want to gain the skills they need to be independent. Yes, they can cruise the Internet….with a friend because they do have the skills to do so themselves with talking software, and they can read, or someone read to them about information, but it is slow and arduous and many lose hope because they are not finding the right answers.
There are several good training centers for the blind and most states have them, but if you want to gain all the skills needed to live and learn how to go anywhere you need to go and most importantly gain the confidence and skills you need to get a job and live your dreams as a visually impaired person, go to Louisiana Center for the Blind
I have seen dejected people go in and confident, happy people come out. The difference can be felt because the change is so dramatic.
So what do you do when you lose sight later in life, and you would really like to do it independently? Go to a training center for the blind, but if you would really like to gain more than just basic skills, the Louisiana Center for the Blind is the place to make it happen.