Vision rehabilitation therapists teach individuals who are Blind/Low Vision/DeafBlind how to utilize compensatory skills and assistive technology, empowering them to lead safe, productive, and interconnected lives. They operate within fields that support vocational prospects, independent living, and the educational advancement of those with visual impairments, which may encompass roles in both center-based and itinerant settings.

Vision rehabilitation therapists are highly knowledgeable about blindness, the visual system, and various eye conditions, making them well-equipped to provide essential support to individuals facing visual impairments. They possess a deep understanding of the intricacies of the visual system, enabling them to address the specific challenges associated with different eye conditions. Additionally, they are familiar with the adjustment process that older adults and other individuals go through when coping with vision loss. This expertise allows them to offer tailored guidance and strategies to help individuals adapt, regain independence, and improve their quality of life, despite their vision challenges. Their comprehensive knowledge serves as a foundation for empowering individuals to navigate their unique vision conditions and work towards a more fulfilling and independent lifestyle.



Comprehensive training and instruction, covering a range of essential skills and techniques for individuals who are blind/low vision/deafblind. This includes fixating, focusing, tracking, and scanning skills, as well as methods for eccentric viewing and fixation. Visual perceptual skills are addressed, vision stimulation training is offered, and guidance on techniques for print reading or access is provided. Assessment and adaptations for environmental variables and materials for personal, educational, and vocational tasks, including factors like lighting, color, glare control, and contrast are also provided. Instruction is offered on the use of equipment and adaptive devices in daily living activities, along with evaluating natural and artificial lighting to implement strategies that enhance visual functioning.


Knowledge and expertise in various aspects of communication and adaptive resources for individuals who are blind/low vision/deafblind. Knowledge of alternative and augmentative communication systems, encompassing the use of standard accessibility features in existing technology, computer screen magnification and screen reading programs, tactual output displays, electronic video low vision devices, telecommunication systems for deaf-blind individuals, and communication boards. Integration of low vision optical devices prescribed by eye care specialists into reading programs and can identify suitable adaptive resources for teaching basic reading skills.


Possession of skills in braille instruction to support learners effectively. I can read Unified English Braille, write it using various tools, assess and adapt materials based on tactual perception, design structured programs for teaching functional braille reading and writing, convert printed content into tactile formats, work with electronic braille production, identify appropriate resources and transcription services, stay aware of alternative braille codes, and administer diagnostic tests to assess braille literacy, reading, and writing proficiency.


Well-versed in access and assistive technology, proficient in using hardware and software, and skilled in assessing learners to tailor technology solutions. Customized instructional programs, perform workplace assessments, and connect with tech support and manufacturers. I am aware of training resources, online education formats, and universal design principles to enhance accessibility.


Creation of tailored instructional programs to address the unique recreation and leisure preferences of learners. This includes designing and implementing sequential programs for activities like crafts, hobbies, adapted games, cultural and educational pursuits, sports, recreational activities, and community participation or integration. I can also identify and coordinate the necessary materials, techniques, and resources to plan and execute these recreational and leisure activities effectively. Additionally, I possess the skills to connect learners with suitable referral resources or specialized blindness programs like BOLD, USABA, and the Blind Golfers Association, offering a wide range of recreational and leisure pursuits.


Modification of environments for blind or low vision/deafblind individuals by assessing and optimizing lighting, color contrast, organization, and tactile markings. Integration of assistive technology is provided and adaptive devices is recommended. My goal is to enhance accessibility, independence, and quality of life for individuals who are blind/low vision/deafblind.



Designing of sequential instructional programs that cater to the unique independent living needs of individuals who are blind/low vision/deafblind. Adaptive methods and materials for personal management skills, covering personal hygiene practices, dressing and grooming techniques, adaptive eating, time management, and clothing care. Instruction on needle threading and sewing techniques, promoting self-sufficiency in daily life.


Focus on enhancing socialization and communication skills. Guidance is provided on essential socialization abilities, including body language, gestures, and self-advocacy, enabling individuals to confidently engage in social interactions. Assistance in gathering and processing interpersonal information effectively, empowering individuals to communicate and connect with others.


Medication management and overall health is vital. Instruction is provided on medication identification, organization, and labeling to ensure safe usage. Additionally, adaptive medication administration techniques are taught when necessary, such as using eye drop guides. Support is provided for individuals in managing health conditions like diabetes, covering insulin measurement, glucose monitoring, medication management, record-keeping, vision-related precautions, and accessing relevant health resources.


Well-versed in access and assistive technology, proficient in using hardware and software, and skilled in assessing learners to tailor technology solutions. Customized instructional programs, perform workplace assessments, and connect with tech support and manufacturers. I am aware of training resources, online education formats, and universal design principles to enhance accessibility.


Well-versed in teaching adaptive techniques for money identification, budgeting, and banking, both in traditional and online contexts. This includes guidance on automatic bill paying, debit card management, and record keeping. Individuals will learn the skills and knowledge needed to effectively manage their finances, enhancing their independence and financial well-being.


Instruction on essential home maintenance and systems management can also be provided. Adaptive techniques are taught for tasks such as home mechanics, including the use of hand tools and performing minor repairs, as well as changing light bulbs and batteries. Household cleaning procedures, such as sweeping, dusting, vacuuming, and cleaning bathrooms are also covered, ensuring individuals can maintain a clean and organized living space. Additionally, the upkeep and maintenance of home appliances and the operation of home systems, including regulating thermostats, using home security systems, and maintaining smoke detectors and fire extinguishers are also taught, promoting overall home safety and functionality.