Older Blind/Project Independence

The GVRA’s program for Older Individuals who are Blind (OIB), known as Project Independence, is federally funded to provide independent living services to people aged 55 and older who are visually impaired.

Participants learn new strategies for accomplishing daily tasks and interacting with their family and community.  They are given support, advocacy, information and referral, cross-disability peer counseling as well as:

  • Daily Living Skills Training 
  • Orientation and Mobility Training 
  • Assistive Technology Training  
  • Support Groups  

The GVRA outsources OIB services to independent living centers and other qualifying agencies throughout the state. These provider agencies include:

Center for the Visually Impaired

Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision

Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia

Visually Impaired Foundation of Georgia

Visually Impaired Specialized Training and Advocacy Services (VISTAS)

Walton Options for Independent Living


Additional Resources:  

Georgia’s Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC)

American Foundation for The Blind (AFB) 

Georgia Council of the Blind (GCB)

Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled

American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. (APH)

National Federation of the Blind of Georgia (NFB)

Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) 

The Center for Financial Independence & Innovation, Inc.

Georgia Radio Reading Service (GRRS)

Georgia Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program (GatedP)