About Our Program
Project NATIVE (Native Americans Teaming in Visual Empowerment) serves Native Americans with low vision.
The program is working with low-vision Native Americans with a wide variety of levels of vision. The program is free and offered to individuals 18 and older. View our videos below for a quick program overview.
Participants are required to attend three workshops that provide a variety of opportunities to help low-vision individuals live independently, including:
- Life Skills – safety issues around the home safely cooking and organizing medications
- Orientation and Mobility – moving safely and efficiently around the home and in unfamiliar environments
- Self-advocacy – knowing when, how and where to get assistance, standing up for one’s self, legal issues, groups
- Assistive Reading, Low Vision Aids – utilizing the latest visual aids to watch TV, read, sew, books on tape
- Recreation – visual aids to continue to play cards or dice or make arts and crafts
Each workshop is presented by a professional trainer and assisted by a Native American Visual Outreach Workers (VOWs).
Project NATIVE is funded by the Administration for Native Americans program, a division of the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
2014 Workshop Calendar
- Jay, OK (January 17, 18, 25 and February 1)
- Okmulgee, OK (March 21, 22, 29 and April 5)
- Muskogee, OK (June 7, 21 and 28)
- Call 918.456.5581 for eligibility information and an application.