February 28, 2017

WBRC Outreach at San Francisco VA Hospital

Image: WBRC Outreach table with Craig and Daniel
On Friday, February 24, 2017, staff from the Western Blind Rehabilitation Center (WBRC) took part in a community resource fair presented by the Visual Impairment Services Team at the San Francisco VA Healthcare System. Staff, including Blind Rehabilitation Specialist Daniel Penrod and VIST Coordinator Craig Eckhardt spoke with fair participants about the various programs offered at the WBRC as well as other vision rehabilitation services available in the VA. In addition, participants were shown various adapted devices that are used at the center, including magnifiers, long white canes, and large print medicine organizers, and others, to assist visually impaired Veterans with safely and independently perform various tasks of daily living. Many participants of the fair were former students of the WBRC, who continuously praised the work of the WBRC and the service its staff provides to blind and visually impaired Veterans.