Getting Started 2020: A Guide for People New to Vision Loss

Welcome to Getting Started: A Guide for People New to Vision Loss. If you have been recently diagnosed with an eye condition, you are about to begin a journey for which you may not be prepared and may have many questions. The information provided here can help you navigate your journey. It will not answer all your questions, but it will point you in the direction of finding the tools, information, support systems, and guidance you seek during this new and challenging time.

Getting Started is a resource updated with new information year after year. Though it is filled with evergreen tips and techniques, APH recognizes that we live in an ever-changing world. In a post-COVID-19 reality, we understand that people new to vision loss may rely more heavily on virtual support systems. We plan to continue providing Getting Started in many formats, including print, web, social media, apps, a toll-free hotline, and more. We hope that in doing so, we may guide you toward the knowledge you seek.

With the support of family and friends and the appropriate healthcare professionals, we know that you will bring your faith and courage to your journey. You are not alone in this challenge. More than 25 million Americans report trouble seeing, and we want you to know we are here to help. More than this, we want to hear from you. We welcome your feedback and suggestions. Please get in touch with us via the APH Information & Referral Line (800.232.5463) or [email protected].

The American Printing House for the Blind is honored to partner with the Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation to share the 2020 edition of Getting Started with you. We hope you will learn valuable information and gain the necessary knowledge to start your journey. You can click the image below to download a digital copy or CLICK HERE to request a large print copy.

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