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Services - Independent Living

The Vision Institute of SC provides specialized, exemplary services for people who are visually impaired or blind.

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TVI Specialists enable adults with low vision or blindness to be independent in their daily living activities through training and technology.

Ever wonder what resources or technology exists that makes living with a visual impairment more manageable? Do you have a specific problem or issue related to activities of daily living? Thanks to our new Independent Living Training Facility, we can help!

TVI trainers provide adults with visual impairments one-on-one and small group instruction to use advanced technology and special aids. Come join us for our monthly "Lunch and Learn" Trainings. Topics to be covered include using the Amazon Alexa to make life easier, basic #accessibility options for iPhone/iPad users, VoiceOver training for iPhone/iPad users, different audiobook options, and choosing a PC vs. Mac platform for computer needs. We would love to hear from you if you have a suggestion for a “Lunch and Learn” topic.

A consumer and his daughter checking out a CCTV in our new Independent Living Training Center.
And did you know that the GPS app provides walking directions? Our Orientation & Mobility specialists integrate technology and traditional travel skills to enable adults to live and travel independently. If you want to enhance your O&M skills, call to set up an appointment for a private lesson.

If you or someone you know could benefit from exploring equipment or participating in an O&M lesson, please email us at to schedule an appointment. For more information, check our Facebook page @TVISC and/or sign up for our email list.

For more information, please call (803) 627-8847 or email us at