Mission: New vision for independence, inc. (new vision) is a nationally accredited 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization providing rehabilitation, community education, and support services for people with low vision or blindness, and their families to promote independence, acceptance, and self-confidence. New vision was incorporated on july 18, 2005. New vision provides unique training to persons experiencing severe bilateral vision loss that is affecting their daily functioning in daily living, vocational, or academic activities. New vision seves adults and children from birth through age six and those in high school who reside in lake, sumter and marion counties and the villages. New vision is the only provider of these vital services for this population in this geographic area.
Programs: Taught independent living skills, braille, access technology, orientation and mobility to visually impaired adults in lake, sumter and south marion counties and the villages. Served 196 visually-impaired clients this year.
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New Vision for Independence has received accreditation from the National Accreditation Council for Blind and Low Vision Services (NAC). NAC is the only accrediting body that solely focuses on standards and best practices for blind and low vision services with the consumer in mind. New Vision for Independence has demonstrated that it meets or exceeds the standards set by NAC for delivery of blind and low vision services. The determination for accreditation is a rigorous process that involves self-examination by the organization, an on-site peer review to verify processes and procedures by a team of professionals serving in the field and a review of the findings by the NAC Accreditation Committee. NAC congratulates New Vision for Independence on its accredited status.