What are services available for the visually impaired?

There are several low vision resources available in Indiana. This article outlines a few.


Indiana Reading and Information Services iis a service provided by WFYI for the blind and others who are unable to read conventional print material.  Offering a 24-hour service, IRIS broadcasts with volunteers reading local and national newspapers, magazines, Great Books, weekly retail and grocery advertising, and other material for all age groups.  To request IRIS services, or to volunteer as a reader, phone (317) 715-2004 or toll-free, (877) 854-0077.

Bosma Enterprises

A non profit providing services that meet a broad spectrum of needs for the blind and visually impaired.  Services include rehabilitation, job training, and employment opportunities by providing a seamless transition, such as Vocational Assessments, community employment placement, student training and employment; senior program. Bosma Enterprises is offering a mobile training unit, Vision Venture, which will provide in-home assessments and training for people who are adapting to vision loss. The services are free and made available through private philanthropy, plus the federal Family and Social Services Administration.
To request assistance, call (317)- 684-0600.

Blind and Visually Impaired Services

http://bvis.in.gov This is the website of the Blind and Visually Impaired Services under the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services of the State of Indiana.  Its mission is to assist Indiana citizens who are blind and visually impaired in achieving vocational and personal independence by providing and supporting coordinate, effective and efficient services and advocacy statewide.  For more information, call (317) 232-1433.

If you know of any additional resources, please let us know and we will update this information.
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