OBVI Consumer Voices
Survey responses overwhelmingly indicate that OBVI's services help
individuals to maintain and increase their independence, mobility, and
quality of life. Generally, respondents were not only positive but also
enthusiastic about their experiences, as a sampling of their written
comments at the end of the survey demonstrates:
It's like day and night. I was lost on how I was to live before I
received your help. You helped me more than my doctor.
This program has introduced me to a new and vital group of
individuals. I have learned new techniques and values in everyday life
and to be patient with myself. I am now more open to ideas for everyday
living and to have a sense of humor.
It gives me ways of coping with everyday things so I can stay in
my home longer.
OBVI services have made me more confident in my ability to live
alone. I am sure I can manage with help by myself in my house…. (Name
of staff person) has been very helpful in giving me courage to live
alone. I've lived here 50 years, the last 25 alone since my husband
died. Becoming blind was a real blow to me.
I learned about this (program) from a news report on TV. I never
realized all the aids available for people with low-vision or blind. I
never knew the state had such a program. It is like a security blanket.
Made me aware of all the available equipment to enhance my vision.
I was almost convinced that I'd end up not having anything. Now I am
looking forward to completing my education and getting a new career as a
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Last Revised: July 12, 2010