Personal Adjustment Training


What Is Personal Adjustment Training (PAT)?

We offer specialized training programs to assist people who are blind or visually impaired in becoming independent at home, in the community, and in employment. Training is tailored to each individual's unique needs, experiences, and employment goals. Training is either provided in the home and local community or at the Denver Metro training center.

Training may include the following instructional areas: Adaptive Communications, Assistive Technology, Daily Living Skills, Low Vision, and Orientation and Mobility.

Who is Eligible for Personal Adjustment Training?

Training is available statewide to active DVR clients with a vision impairment. Referrals for training are made by Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors. To get started, contact a local DVR office.


Videos on Personal Adjustment Training

Check out our videos below on Personal Adjustment Training:

  1. Overview of PAT
  2. Orientation and Mobility Training
  3. Daily Living Skills
  4. Assistive Technology
  5. Low Vision

Training Options


Center-Based Training

  • Instruction takes place in a one-on-one or small group setting in the Denver Metro office/training center
  • Training is individualized to the client's unique needs
  • 4-12 months, with sessions 3-5 days per week
  • Comprehensive program

Field-Based Training

  • Instruction is provided one-on-one in the client's home/local community
  • Training is individualized to the client's unique needs
  • 6 months - 2 years, with sessions every 1-2 weeks
  • Comprehensive or modified program

What Our Clients Are Saying

"Extremely knowledgeable--they really are masters of what they're doing!"

"I really did enjoy the PAT program, and learned quite a bit."

"They gave me training on things I wouldn't otherwise get, like Braille, computers, and the Denver street guide."

"The Center PAT program was life changing."

"It was a confidence-building time during my life. The cane training was instrumental in me being independent. I now have the confidence to continue on with my journey."