Blindness shouldn't be a barrier to independence
New Vision is your local 501(c)(3), nationally accredited community organization, providing rehabilitation, community education, and support services for people with low vision or blindness, and their families, in Lake and Sumter Counties and The Villages. We need your support. Make a donation today. Volunteer. Get involved. Help us remove blindness as a barrier to independence.
New Vision's services are available to individuals who meet the following guidelines:
- The individual has a severe bilateral visual impairment (affecting both eyes).
- The impairment affects the individual's daily living, educational, and/or vocational goals.
- The individual can benefit from services.
What's New at New Vision
Press Release: New Vision for Independence Awarded 5-Year Re-Accreditation
Leesburg, Fla.—Jan. 21, 2015—New Vision for Independence, the local provider of free services that help people adapt to and overcome vision loss in Lake and Sumter Counties and The Villages, announces it has been re-accredited by the National Accreditation Council for Blind and Low Vision Services (NAC) for five years, the longest period awarded. Accreditation is a significant milestone in New Vision’s ongoing process of seeking to employ best practices and deliver services that focus on positive outcomes for individuals receiving blind and low vision services.
The National Accreditation Council for Blind and Low Vision Services (NAC) is the only accrediting body that focuses solely on organizations serving blind and low vision consumers. What is accreditation? Accreditation involves a recognized process of assessing organizational structure, process and outcome. Structure encompasses the setting in which services are delivered. Process encompasses the delivery of services. Outcome denotes changes in the consumer’s behavior, knowledge and function. NAC accreditation embraces structure, process and outcome by engaging the subject organization in a detailed self-assessment using NAC developed evidence-informed standards as well as an on-site peer review.
New Vision has maintained its NAC accreditation since 2011, and serves nearly 200 individuals who are blind or visually impaired annually.