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Organization: CNIB Northeast - Vision Loss Rehabilitation Ontario
Description of Services: Supports for people living with vision loss * research, public education, and vision health services

Low Vision Services:
Vision assessment designed specifically for people with low vision * tips and tricks for maximizing sight * one-on-one instruction in the use of helpful devices that may enhance sight

Independent Living Services: Works with individuals one-on-one or in a group setting, helping build the skills to live independently

Independent Travel: Teaches individuals to walk with a sighted person, cane, to cross at intersections, ride public transportation and navigate through work or school campus

Library: Accessible materials in formats like Braille and audio

Assistive Technology Services: Products (accessible audio book players, to video magnifiers, to computer screen readers and other items) * assists with finding eligible financial supports for the purchase of assistive products

Shop CNIB: A large array of products and technology for better living with vision loss such as magnifiers of all kinds; talking watches, timers and scales; large-button phones; and color identifier, braille board games, tactile dice, TV magnifiers and large-print playing cards, white canes, pocket magnifiers, specialty sunglasses and talking pedometers, high-contrast, large-print keyboards; braillers; signature guides; and talking calculators

Vision loss rehabilitation: Functional vision assessment * explain eye diseases and how they affect vision * teach techniques for maximizing eyesight * one-on-one instruction on helpful sight-enhancing devices
Fees: Free
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: People who are blind or partially sighted
Age: All
Application: Must submit recent eye report from Ophthalmologist or Optometrist (within 10 months of assessment)
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible      Wheelchair Accessible
Languages: English ; French
Area(s) Served: Northeastern Ontario
Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1-888-675-2468
CNIB National Helpline: 1-800-563-2642
Fax: 705-675-6635
Address: CNIB North Region Hub
303 York St
Sudbury, ON
P3E 2A5
Intersection: York St and Regent St
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
Executives: Kerrie St Jean - Regional Director, Northern Ontario
705-675-2468 ext 5423 *
Contacts: Mary Smalec - Specialist Service Coordination
705-675-2468 ext 5455 *
See Also: Blindness and Impaired Vision

Referral Information for Health Service Providers
Name: CNIB North Region
Title: Reception
Phone: 1-888-675-2468
Fax: 705-675-6635

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