Have Older Blind Programs Fallen Through the Cracks? – By Rita Kersh

About a year ago, I was asked to serve on the Older Individuals who are Blind-Technical Assistance Center advisory council along with several others from around the country who work with or associate with older blind groups. Included on this advisory council is our own John Huffman. I was asked to represent people who are older deaf-blind, and John represents the ACB special interest affiliate Alliance on Aging and Vision Loss.

The Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center is a development of the National Research & Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University, focused on agencies serving older individuals who are blind (OIB). This grant (#H177Z150003) is funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) under the U.S. Department of Education.

My purpose in introducing OIB-TAC to our readers is to highlight an opportunity to sign up for the quarterly electronic newsletter and social media, and the Resources page at www.oib-tac.org. The site has some great resources, such as tips for using Alexa. So, visit the website and check out what tips, resources, news and more can be found.