Vision Impairment can range from low vision to legal blindness to complete blindness. Some conditions that cause vision impairment include cancer, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration, multiple sclerosis, and stroke.
Persons who are losing their vision often feel depressed, confused, frustrated, and scared. Education about available resources, services, and support can make a huge difference in the lives of people living with low vision and blindness.
Do you know someone who is unable to read standard print due to a visual, physical, or reading disability? Recommend the Texas Talking Book Program! From the bestsellers to westerns to magazines to sci fi to romance, TBP patrons can access more than 100,000 books in multiple formats, all for FREE.
The Disability Information and Referral Center (DIRC), part of the Texas Talking Book Program, houses a wealth of free material available on the topic of low vision. The DIRC can provide low vision catalogs of adaptive aids; contacts for national, state, and local agencies and organizations; assistive technology resources; information on financial aid for equipment as well as eye exams and medication; and many other resources. The DIRC also features a lending library of print books and audio-visual materials on topics related to disabilities and health conditions.
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