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Vision Loss Rehabilitation Ontario

Record #: 68979456 |  Last Full Update: 26 Jul 2021

Description and Services
Description (Service) Nationwide, community and clinic based vision rehabilitation services
  • research, public education and vision health
Low Vision Services:
  • functional assessment of visual abilities
  • information and training in the use of low vision devices
  • education and instruction on how to maximize residual vision

Independent Living Skills:
  • skills for daily living with an emphasis on maintaining independence, through self-care and communication skills
  • teach large print, braille

Children and Youth Services:
  • comprehensive program of direct services
  • information resources
  • parent/peer support
  • Blind-Low Vision Early Intervention Program
  • advocacy training for children with vision loss and their families, from birth to school age and beyond

Orientation and Mobility Skills
  • aid in using mobility tools, riding public transit, navigating new environments, finding and crossing intersections

Assistive Technology Services
  • assessment and recommendations
  • aid in obtaining, using smart phones, tablets, computers, specialty apps, voiceover, large print, Zoom text, JAWS
  • finding and applying for financial supports through Ontario Assistive Device Program

Library Services
  • refer and assist with CELA with thousands of titles in Braille, print-Braille, talking books, newspaper and magazines
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Eligibility Residents of Eastern Ontario of all ages living with vision loss and Deaf-blind adults
Languages English, French
Application
  • Referrals accepted from health care professionals for clients experiencing functional difficulties in their daily life related to vision loss
  • Referrals can be submitted online at on.visionlossrehab.ca * may self-refer but asked to have eye care professional provide recent information on vision history
Location & Accessibility
Service Area Frontenac County, Hastings County, Lanark County, Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Lennox and Addington County, Ottawa, Prescott and Russell United Counties, Prince Edward County, Renfrew County, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties
Address

Bank St. Professional Building, 1355 Bank St
Suite 101
Ottawa, ON K1H 8K7
Canada

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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office 613-563-4021
Toll Free 1-866-842-9071
TTY 613-567-2937
Email janice.hearty@vlrehab.ca
Website https://on.visionlossrehab.ca/en/Pages/default.aspx