[NFBMO] Question on additional independent living training as a full-time working blind adult

Liam McCoy Liam.McCoy10 at outlook.com
Mon Mar 11 17:12:44 UTC 2019

I recently did some orientation and mobility through Saint Louis Society for the Blind. I was able to do every other week since I work

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> On Mar 11, 2019, at 10:36 AM, Walker (US), Michael E via NFBMO <nfbmo at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> In the state of Missouri, how common is it for blind people to need additional independent living training while they are working full-time? Say I move into a different apartment to be closer to my job. If I found out I needed more O and M training, would I contact St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired first, or RSB? Do blind people usually take vacation to accommodate the training conflicting with work hours? Can an O and M specialist help on recommendations regarding which apartments are good from that perspective, during the search, or is it best to go through conventional channels like apartments.com?
> My other question on independent living is: What are the different ways in which blind people deal with mail? On another mailing list, I heard about the optacon, but would like to learn more about my options. Is OCR more common? For large stacks of mail, is it possible to get a reader? How does one find a reader?
> Thank you,
> Mike
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