For people who are blind or visually impaired, high quality treatment and rehabilitative therapy is about to be significantly easier to access. On Thursday, November 1, 2012, at 11:00 am, Mission Health will open the new location of Mission Low Vision at the Asheville campus of Industries for the Blind, bringing medical care and community care together in a new, state-of-the-art facility. This is great news for the estimated 193,000 people in western North Carolina, eastern Tennessee and western South Carolina experiencing significant vision loss. And, yes, through adaptive technology many patients can “read” the newspaper and “watch” TV.
Please join them, along with Asheville’s Mayor Terry Bellamy at a brief ribbon cutting ceremony and a tour of the new facility. You’ll see the diagnostics room, the virtual room (essentially a recreation of a home environment for learning purposes), the training kitchen, the multipurpose room, the adaptive technologies and much more.