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Remote Instruction

We’re here for you!

We want you to know that we are here to help with your needs related to living with vision loss. Our team is working creatively and implementing ways to help you stay connected and learn new skills.  Below are some examples of how you can be engaged.  Please do not hesitate to contact the team at Vision Forward by emailing or calling 414-615-0100. We will get back to you soon.

Feel supported

Vision Forward has a variety of support options for people with vision loss and their family members via telephone. Erica Weise, our social worker, is available to speak with people individually or get you or your family member connected to one of the following support groups:

  • Weekly Support Group
  • Monthly Older Adult Support Group
  • Monthly Support Group for Persons with Partial Vision
  • Parents Support Group

Please contact Erica for more information at 414-615-0163 or . 

Keeping people connected with technology

Our team can provide Assistive Technology and other training remotely to help you feel connected to loved ones and access important communications.  Contact us if you’re interested in learning more about:

  • Online platforms such as Zoom, FaceTime and Skype for school, work, community engagement
  • Use of low vision devices and troubleshooting
  • iPhone, iPad and Android use and apps
  • JAWS and Zoom Text training
  • Training on built in accessibility features of Macs and PCs
  • Use of audiobook reading devices, including use of BARD
  • Amazon Echo and Google Home products
  • Labeling and organization devices and techniques

Weekly TEC Talks on Facebook Live
Fridays at 10:00 am, resuming June 5
Vision Forward is hosting TEC Talks on Facebook Live every Friday at 10:00 am for people to see live demonstrations of assistive devices and be able to ask questions.  Check our Facebook page to see what the topic is for this week!

What is This? Identifying Items with Vision Loss
This class can be viewed on Vision Forward’s Facebook Live page and also as a Zoom Conference
Join us for this session on topics from identifying items in the home or office to product identification in the kitchen or at the store.  Learn how technology makes answering this question quick and simple. 

We’ve also gathered all our InFocus resources on one page of our website at https://vision-forward.org/infocus/.

Cooking Sense: Adaptive Kitchen Tools to Make Cooking Safer and Easier
Cooking Sense explores and demonstrates a variety of adaptive techniques and tools for individuals with vision loss that allow you to cook using your senses! Join Rose Visser, occupational therapist and activities of daily living instructor at Vision Forward, for an overview of a number of adaptive kitchen tools that can help you to prepare food safer and easier.

You may use your computer to view this archived video session or listen to the podcast.  Visit www.vision-forward.org/infocus and choose either the YouTube link, for video, or podcast link, for audio only. You may also access the audio content with your Alexa or Google Home. Simply ask your device to play the InFocus Low Vision and Blindness Technology podcast, to hear the latest episode.

Maintaining and building skills for our children

Although our in-center programming for children and families is limited to scheduled appointments at this time, our team is here to provide ongoing education and support. Please contact us to learn more about how we can continue to provide:

  • One on one vision consultation services
  • Music therapy
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Educational support for parents and caregivers

Music Therapy on Facebook Live!
Join in the fun with Ms. Emily, our Music Therapist, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 am, on the Vision Forward Parents’ Facebook Group. Grab some instruments if you have them (or get creative with household items) and play along!

To access the Facebook Live Music Therapy Group, please visit our private Parents’ Facebook Group to request to be included in this group. Then, tune in Tuesdays or Thursdays at 10:00 am to join in the fun with Music Therapy!  Questions?  Please contact Emily Zajork, , for more information.

We are continuing to work on making more of our programs and services available in remote formats. Please do not hesitate to reach out to see how we can assist, or calling 414-615-0100.

Vision Forward Store

Although our physical store is open by appointment only after June 1.  All customers can continue to ask questions or place orders online at vision-forward.org/store or by phone 414-615-0111 or .