60-second video about the time to be bold campaign
Educate, engage and empower people who are 55+ with low vision to maintain/regain their independence by utilizing the free or low-cost services provided by their respective states.
Services are available to individuals who are 55 and older. Requirements vary by state and might include a medical eye report verifying conditions and the status of employment. We encourage all to seek out services.
Services are available to individuals who are 55 and older. It is important to us that we provide connections to services for friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers to live more independently.
Individuals with vision loss, including those who are totally blind, can learn adaptive skills and the use of technology to live safely and independently.
Almost 1 in 10 individuals age 75 or older reports difficulty seeing, even when wearing glasses.
It is estimated that less than 5% of individuals with vision loss, who are eligible for services seek them each year.
Time To Be Bold is a national public awareness campaign affiliated with The Independent Living Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center (OIB-TAC) is a part of the National Research & Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University.
This resource was developed by the National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University’s OIB-TAC project to provide training and technical assistance to designated state agencies and others servicing older individuals who are blind or visually impaired. This is funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) under the U.S. Department of Education, grant #H177Z150003.