Life Skills

Making Living Easier

Our Life Skills program can assist people to perform activities that are essential for day-to-day living but which vision impairment can impact on, making them more time consuming, difficult, and sometimes even potentially dangerous. Programs are conducted within the home, community or work environment.

The service is available to people of all ages and with varying degrees of vision loss, including:

Programs may cover training in the following areas:

Our programs provide strategies for optimising the use of your residual vision, developing alternative methods, and incorporating environmental adaptations like lighting, glare reduction, use of contrast, use of bold or tactile labelling.

There is also an extensive range of specialised aids and equipment that can be used to complete tasks, and these can be trialed and purchased during a program. Examples include aids that talk (e.g. clocks, scales); have large print or buttons (e.g. telephones); enlarge print (e.g. optical and video magnifiers); or aids to organise and label medication, food or clothes.

We can provide advice, and supply, a range of equipment such as large-button-phones, and large-print, bold address books, so you can stay connected.

We can provide advice on a range of equipment such as large-button-phones, and large-print, bold address books, so you can stay connected.

Each program is individually tailored to take into consideration the client’s short or long term goals and may vary in length from one to multiple sessions, mostly provided in the home or community setting and often in conjunction with an Orientation and Mobility program.

Guide Dogs Tasmania staff can all apply simple solutions, like these tactile markers specifically placed on a puzzle, to ensure you don't necessarily give up the things you like to do.

Guide Dogs Tasmania can apply simple solutions, like these tactile markers specifically placed on a puzzle, to ensure you don’t necessarily have to give up the things you like to do.