Orientation and Mobility

Independent Living

The RSB’s Independent Living Services provide people who are blind or vision impaired with the necessary skills, equipment and strategies to live life as safely and as independently as possible.

The RSB has a team of trained Allied Health Professionals who can assess the needs of people who are blind or vision impaired, make appropriate recommendations and teach them how to use a range of aids and techniques to assist with managing their vision loss. With this assistance, everyday activities can be managed, such as meal preparation, house cleaning, washing, ironing, personal grooming, gardening, and money management.

 

Orientation and Mobility

RSB’s Orientation and Mobility Services enable people who are blind or vision impaired to independently travel throughout the community with safety and confidence, including the use of public transport.

 

Occupational Therapy

The RSB’s Occupational Therapist’s can provide an assessment of a person who is blind or vision impaired’s home to increase safety and independence within the home and the outside environment. Our team assess and identify any modification required such as grab rails, banister rails, ramps, larger steps, magnetic door catches and lighting and can also identify the organisations that can assist in completing the modifications such as local councils and equipment specialists.