How We Can Help
Our specially trained staff provide specific services for people who are blind, visually impaired, or deaf-blind. Services can include:
- one-on-one vocational rehab counseling and guidance,
- training services (vocational, academic, personal, job-seeking, and on-the-job training),
- rehab technology services (including assistive technology devices and services), and
- rehab engineering services to address barriers encountered with employment.
Who We Can Help
Our trained staff help people who are blind, low vision or deaf-blind. You might be eligible for our services if you have diabetic retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa, stargardt, macular degeneration, usher syndrome, leber congenital amaurosis, achromatopsia, glaucoma, cataracts, and more. Contact us to find out if you might be eligible.
Our Services Include
Personal Adjustment Training
We offer specialized training programs to help people who are blind or visually impaired become independent at home, in the community, and in employment. Training may be provided through the center-based program or the field-based program. The center-based program is located in Denver. The field-based program is statewide where instruction is provided in your home. Instruction can also take place on a job site and in other community settings.
Business Enterprise Program
The Blind Enterprise Program (BEP) provides priority for people who are legally blind. We train and place eligible entrepreneurs. Business operations can include food, vending, and other business services. Where are the business locations? Federal and state government office buildings and properties plus privately owned facilities.
Older Individuals Who Are Blind
The Older Individuals Who Are Blind (OIB) program is a federally funded grant program. OIB provides independent living services to persons age 55 or older and who are blind or visually impaired.
- How Do We Help?
- Assisting in learning new strategies for completing daily tasks.
- Assisting in new strategies to engage in family and community activities.
- Most persons served in this program have become blind or visually impaired in their later years.
- Independent Living services
- advocacy, information and referral
- cross-disability peer counseling
- independent living skills training
The Howard Fund was made for the sole purpose of helping Coloradans with low vision or blindness increase their independence and ability to participate in all aspects of life. Mrs. Howard's generosity established The Howard Fund.