American Indian Resource Center, Inc., Tahlequah, Oklahoma

 

Project NATIVE: Native Americans Teaming In Visual Empowerment

Project NATIVE (Native Americans Teaming in Vision Empowerment) serves Native Americans with low vision.

The program is working with low-vision Native Americans with a wide variety of levels of vision.  The program is free and offered to individuals 18 and older.  For more information and to view videos about the program, click here.

Participants are required to attend three workshops that provide a variety of opportunities to help low-vision individuals live independently, including:
• Life Skills - safety issues around the home safely cooking and organizing medications
• Orientation and Mobility - moving safely and efficiently around the home and in unfamiliar environments
• Self-advocacy - knowing when, how and where to get assistance, standing up for one’s self, legal issues, groups
• Low Vision Aids - utilizing the latest visual aids to watch TV, read, sew, books on tape
• Recreation - visual aids to continue to play cards or dice or make arts and crafts

Each workshop is presented by a professional trainer and assisted by a Native American Visual Outreach Workers (VOWs).

Project NATIVE is funded by the Administration for Native Americans, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.