Peer Support for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a peer group made up
of people from the community. They provide support to those who are
experiencing similar conditions. They also serve as a resource that can
provide information on adaptive aids and appliances, low vision, and other
alternative techniques to blindness.
The number one goal of a peer group is to educate persons who are
visually impaired to become independent by using alternative skills. Group
discussions center around attainable goals for blind people. Facilitators
can direct you to the appropriate agency or service to which you may be
The second goal is to educate the general public, especially family
members and friends about blindness and partial sight. Family members can be
the vital link for a blind person in gaining independence.
There are no sign-up fees or yearly membership dues for attending a peer
group. Your participation and input is wanted and needed. Volunteers are
welcome, as well as, contributions for transportation, facilities,
Please share this information with someone you know who has vision loss
of any type. The Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired is here to
serve you. We are here to help you live the next chapter of your life with
more ease and confidence.