Outlook Enrichment Expands Services for Neighbors with Vision Loss
Outlook Enrichment (outlooken.org/donate) has shifted many in-person programs and services to virtual formats to increase access to essential goods and services for people with vision loss during the pandemic. With more than 15,000 people in the Omaha metro affected by vision loss, these adjustments and educational opportunities make it easier to stay connected to family and friends during the pandemic.
Adaptive technology training program—The training program helps people with vision loss learn how to use smartphones, apps and magnification technology to maintain their employment, facilitate remote learning and stay connected to their loved ones.
Recreational/cultural events—Inclusive virtual events and activities for teens and adults, such as audiobook clubs and game nights, help combat social isolation, a major cause of depression and anxiety for people with vision loss.
Peer support groups—Living with vision loss can be overwhelming without support. One way to stop feeling alone is to talk to others who have similar situations. Led by a trained facilitator, Outlook’s ongoing peer support groups give active adults with vision loss opportunities to share experiences and address challenges they face.
Educational seminars—Online events each month provide a format for discussion and sharing of best practices, tips and tools creating greater accessibility and inclusiveness for everyday living. Each seminar focuses on a specific topic, such as kitchen accessibility aides, home safety tips and seasonal community resources.
Outlook Enrichment needs your help to continue assisting neighbors living with vision loss. Please consider showing your support at outlooken.org/donate.