Personal Adjustment Training Areas


Adaptive Communication Skills

Training may include alternative methods for written communication:

  • Reading and writing Braille
  • Typing/Keyboarding
  • Use of audio services and adaptive playback/recording devices
  • Filing, organizing and labeling techniques
  • Adaptive note-taking devices

Assistive Technology

Training may include alternative methods for accessing information.

  • Screen reader and/or screen magnification software programs for the computer
  • How to use word processing, spreadsheets, email, and Internet programs with assistive technology
  • Smartphone accessibility
  • Assistive apps for the blind
  • And other computer literacy skills for employment

Daily Living Skills

Training may include skills needed for home and personal management.

  • Grocery shopping and adaptive meal preparation
  • Adaptive cleaning, home maintenance, and safety
  • Accessible financial management, currency identification, and online or in-person banking
  • Personal management including clothing identification and care, grooming and hygiene, and medication management
  • Time management

Low Vision

We work in conjunction with local low vision optometrists to identify the individual's unique low vision needs. Training may include:

  • Use of large print materials
  • Use of magnification devices (low-tech optics or electronic video magnification)
  • Identifying appropriate lighting and contrast needs
  • Use of tinted lenses for indoor and outdoor purposes
  • Eccentric Viewing training

Orientation and Mobility

Training may include learning to navigate one's home and community safely and efficiently:

  • Sighted guide and protective travel techniques
  • White cane skills
  • Travel experiences in a variety of indoor, residential, commercial, and downtown travel environments
  • Use of public transportation
  • Development of visual efficiency, use of telescopic aids, and use of GPS devices

Additional Services

Additional supplemental services may be provided in these areas:

  • College Bound Instruction, which may include specific techniques for note-taking, self advocacy, accessibility of course materials, textbooks, and more
  • 1Touch Self Defense, which includes simple and effective techniques that are taught and used by blind and low vision persons
  • Instructor-led and peer support groups throughout the state
  • Pre-employment transition training services specific to blind and low vision students ages 15-21
  • Worksite evaluations, which identify necessary accommodations and/or training needed specific to the individual's worksite