Services for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Blind/Low Vision Technology Assessments

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Evaluations: Low Vision/ Blindness

Professional low vision/blindness evaluations performed by our highly qualified staff. 

An evaluation will provide the PPT or support team with a written report and recommendations regarding the assistive technology that will meet the needs of the individual. Evaluations are based on a review of records, intake form, conversations with educators/support staff, family and the individual, observations, trial with the device and/or programs, and follow-up conversations.

Consultations: Low Vision/ Blindness

Our consultation services: help your teams to develop a framework for considering AT; conduct assistive technology trials; examine outcomes of trials and incorporate AT into the IEP or Overall Plan of Service; equip educators and/or teams with the knowledge and skills to address the AT needs of students with disabilities.

Consultations typically last 1-2 hours and do not yield written reports or recommendations for use at a PPT/Overall Plan of Service. In the case that you have needs beyond a two-hour meeting, require a formal written report, or need recommendations for a PPT, we will only be able to address these with a full evaluation.

Click here to download the service request intake form.

Getting Started: Please contact Steven Famiglietti at 860-286-3100 or Steve.Famiglietti@oakhillct.org

 

Other Services

Other Services for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired include:

Getting Started: Please contact Jennifer Baker at (860) 286-3102 or email: Jennifer.Baker@oakhillct.org

 

  • Oak Hill Independent Housing, Inc. (OHIH) operates homes in West Hartford and Wethersfield for people who are legally blind. To be eligible for residency, applicants must meet, among others, the following criteria:
  1. Be assessed by a qualified medical professional as legally blind
  2. Be at least 18 years of age
  3. Have very low income
  4. Be appropriate for independent community-based living
  5. Be involved in productive activity outside the home
  6. Be able to secure individual community supports as necessary
  7. Pass a criminal and credit background check
  8. Not be on a sex offender list in any state

OHIH consists of thirteen congregate units in four homes as well as four family units. There are no staff members assigned to the homes; OHIH acts as the landlord only.

Rents are subsidized by HUD and are calculated individually, based on specific criteria including annual gross income. A Selection Committee reviews all applications.

Getting Started: Please contact Karin Agritelly at Karin.Agritelly@oakhillct.org

 


 

The Connecticut Institute for the Blind, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation (dba Oak Hill)