Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation awarded Enrichment Audio Resource Services, Inc. (E.A.R.S.), a grant to increase their community outreach efforts in Westchester County, NY, and to provide the supporting services to the vision impaired clients who enroll in their E.A.R.S. for Eyes program as a result of this outreach
The E.A.R.S. for Eyes program provides free self-help instructional audio lessons on CDs or as computer downloads. Each lesson describes straightforward, uncomplicated solutions to everyday vision-related problems such as setting appliance controls, cooking, using the telephone, managing medications, getting around the home and personal grooming. Practical uses of lighting and contrasting colors, sounds and smells, tactile markings, magnification and safety precautions are all included to help cope with vision loss.
As eyesight slowly diminishes, maintaining an independent lifestyle becomes increasingly difficult. Through the E.A.R.S. for Eyes low vision training program, vision impaired adults can make the most of their remaining vision and may continue to live independently.
All services are free and there is no declaration of legal blindness required. For more information or to receive a brochure, please call toll free 1-800-843-6816 or visit their website at: www.earsforeyes.info/