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Support for People who are blind or visually impaired

The Iris Network resource directory

This directory contains many useful resources and information for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, their families and friends. The directory includes contact information on vision rehabilitation services, vision medical services, transportation resources, and other resources - including various types of information relating to vision loss. There are numerous links to websites that provide information, resources, and products relevant to vision loss.

I. Vision Rehabilitation Services:

This page provides information on where individuals can find and receive vision rehabilitation services. There is also information given on where individuals can receive vocational rehabilitation services which will assist them in the work place or help them identify their vocational goals and objectives. Services available will provide skill training to promote one’s independence whether they are at home, work or school.

II. Vision Medical Services:

This page provides contact information for local eye doctors and links to other medical resources that individuals may find informative.

III. Transportation Services:

This alphabetized list includes contact information for both national and state transportation services that are available to people living in Maine. There is a website given which individuals can visit to learn more about the transportation services provided in the state. Please note: some of these are very diverse programs, not all individuals may qualify and not all areas of the state are listed. You will need to contact one of the listed resources to determine whether or not their programs will meet your needs in your locality.

IV. Other Resources:

This list includes information on various topics relating to vision loss including: adaptive technology services, agencies on aging and associations relating to vision loss, talking books, catalogues containing products relating to low vision, and information relating to education for children and adults with visual impairments. There is also some information on recreation and leisure activities.

For assistance and referrals to more resources:

189 Park Avenue
Portland, ME 04102
(207) 774-6273

The Iris Network is a community-based, Maine nonprofit 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation. Our vision is to build a world where no person is limited by visual impairment or blindness. The Iris Network is accredited by the National Accreditation Council for Blindness and Low Vision Services.

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