ROVIs (Rehabilitation Officers with Visually Impaired people)
Also known as Rehabilitation Workers or Mobility Officers.
The aim of a ROVI is to help visually impaired people to remain or become as independent as possible.
ROVIs can advise you about Registration as Blind or Partially Sighted and about BD8 or the new CVI (certificate of visual impairment).
ROVIs can help visually impaired people to learn new skills to continue with many daily tasks. This can include many things: from how to move around with greater safety and more confidence through to cooking. Sometimes special equipment can help or perhaps a different technique is needed. ROVIs can assess and advise. ROVIs also see people referred to low vision clinics throughout Devon.
ROVIs can also put visually impaired people in touch with other useful services, eg talking newspapers, and organisations both local and national - See Charities and Voluntary Organisations - Sensory .
More details about what we can offer are given in our publications:
- What does a ROVI do? (Ref.96).
- Seeing Sense (Ref.93).
also available on tape, in large print and other formats from our Social Services' Public Information & Communication section on 01392 382332.
Find out more:
If you feel that you, or someone you know, would benefit from the help of a ROVI:
- Contact Social Services Online
- or call your local Social Services office
Also on devon.gov.uk