Carl Rodgers is totally blind due to complications of being born pre-mature. Carl became a consumer at Access to Independence on November 23, 2015.
After going over an Independent Living Skills Assessment over the phone with an advocate it was decided that Carl qualified for the, “free money reader” program and could benefit from a, “liquid indicator and talking clock.” An advocate from Access to Independence facilitated a home visit to Carl’s home and helped him fill out an application for the money reader. Access to Independence was able to purchase both assistive technology items for him.
Carl told the advocate that the liquid indicator is, “working out excellent!” He also said, “Since I have diabetes I sometimes loose feeling in my hands and the liquid indicator helps me pour instead of going by the weight of the glass.” The clock is extremely helpful and he keeps it on his keychain so he always knows what time it is. He is thankful for the advocacy of Access to Independence.