What is independent living?
Living independently is about living the way you want; enjoying activities and doing the things that are meaningful for you in life. That could include things like reading your favourite books, cooking meals for friends and family, watching TV and movies, choosing your clothes for the day, and much more. They’re the things that make up our daily routines; the things that keep life on track.
If you have low vision or blindness—or you’ve recently experienced a change in vision—you’ll likely need to develop unique skills and techniques to support you in achieving these goals. Independent Living is about providing that support, through:
- Low vision services: where you can understand your level of functional vision and learn techniques to read different printed materials.
- Occupational Therapy: where you can learn a range of skills and techniques to use in everyday life.
- Assistive Technology: identifying and using the right technology and devices to make your life easier.