Older Individuals Who Are Blind Program

The Older Individuals who are Blind (OIB) Program is a federally funded grant program that provides independent living services to persons age 55 or older and who are blind or visually impaired. Eligible persons are provided assistance in learning new strategies for accomplishing daily tasks and participating in family and community activities. Most persons served in this program have become blind or visually impaired in their later years. Independent Living services include advocacy, information and referral, cross-disability peer counseling and independent living skills training, as well as other services that assist individuals to maintain or regain independence and participation in their communities.

Colorado outsources OIB services to independent living centers and other qualifying agencies throughout the state. These agencies include:

Center for Disabilities - Center Toward Self-Reliance

901 W. 8th Street
Pueblo, CO 81003
Phone: 719-546-1271

Center for Independence

740 Gunnison
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone: 970-241-0315

Center for People with Disabilities

1675 Range St.

Boulder, CO 80301

Phone: 303-442-8662, v/tty: 888-929-5519


Colorado Center for the Blind

2233 W Shepperd Ave
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: 303-778-1130

Ensight Skills Center

1740 S. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: 970-407-9999

The Independence Center

729 S Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-471-8181

Southwest Center for Independence

3473 Main Avenue, #23
Durango, CO 81301
Phone: 970-259-1672