Diverse Abilities

Gina Martin

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Accepting and Adapting to Living Life with Vision Loss or Blindness

Gina standing at the front of a room wearing a multi coloured dress and holding a white cane. She is talking to a group of seniors for her Vision loss presentation.

This is a positive and inspiring presentation by Gina Martin about her journey with vision loss.  She shares many practical tips, tricks and life hacks that benefit everyone.  

Have you wondered how someone who is blind accomplishes daily tasks or how they travel independently? Maybe you know someone who has experienced vision loss, or maybe sight-loss is your journey.

With this vision loss presentation, I create a comfortable and safe space for people to get curious, ask questions and change their biases or perspectives about blindness. 

My teaching comes from expertise in this field  for 30+ years, as well as formal training at The Louisiana Center for the Blind. I share my journey and the trials and triumphs that have made me the woman and educator that I am today. 

In 2016, I completed the 9-month intensive rehabilitation training program at The Louisiana Center for the Blind (LCB) while wearing the mandatory learning shades (blindfold) to simulate total blindness. I speak of the curriculum and tasks, and of how far I have come since graduating. It was an invaluable, daunting, and rewarding experience that challenged, developed, and increased my abilities every day. Now, I’ve used my experience and knowledge to establish my own company to teach, spread awareness, and better the lives of those living with diverse abilities of all kinds. 

Gina standing in-front of her table lined with props for her Vision loss presentation. She is holding her white cane, wearing her dark glasses and smiling.

This presentation provides knowledge about:

  • How to effectively interact and communicate with someone who is blind. 
  • How to offer your assistance respectfully (Guide someone) 
  • How to accomplish tasks only now doing it differently 
  • The language used today that promotes kindness and inclusion
  • Vision loss and how it impacts each person individually 
  • Different tools and devices that make life easier and where to get them
  • Ways of staying safe and independent at home and in the community 
  • New ways to live your best life

Additional Resources and Training
I do offer 1-1 coaching or tailored training for the sighted supporter or the individual experiencing vision loss. Please contact me directly to schedule a consultation. This can be done via Zoom, telephone or in person. I am happy to answer your questions and provide you with resources. 

I invite you to read the reviews from past clients under Client Reviews