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does any one know if they VA will provide scanner readers to visually impaired veterans. with my visual problems it is getting almost impossible to read books or the newspaper any more. with a scanner reader my wife can scan anything I want to read and it will read it back to me. they are expensive so just wondering if anyone has ever received one from the VA.

thanks Leroy

Also wanted to say thank you to all who have said a prayer for my son.

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I have not Leroy but I would forcefully ask for one. The VA seems to have cutoff criteria for everything, so you may have to have reached some disability level before they help. I would push it really hard and just don't take NO for an answer.

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Do you get housebound or A&A? I am not the VA but I think they should do every thing possible to help you. Is your blindness SC?

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It is not sc yet I have a 1151 filed. long story bad surgery hoping to hear from them soon got denied once but the rebuttal letter by Dr. Bash was a very good one he let them have it with both barrels.

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I think when you get the eyes SC'ed the VA his going to have to pay for everything including A&A.

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does any one know if they VA will provide scanner readers to visually impaired veterans. with my visual problems it is getting almost impossible to read books or the newspaper any more. with a scanner reader my wife can scan anything I want to read and it will read it back to me. they are expensive so just wondering if anyone has ever received one from the VA.

thanks Leroy

Also wanted to say thank you to all who have said a prayer for my son.

Your local library may help you with a reader...they will either loan you one or may purchase one for you. The state library here in Indianapolis will help our citizens if we need a reader...

Check a library and see if they can help.

Railroader

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Leroy

The Institute for the Blind may help. They helped my Aunt when she lost most of her sight. They will even teach brail.

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does any one know if they VA will provide scanner readers to visually impaired veterans. with my visual problems it is getting almost impossible to read books or the newspaper any more. with a scanner reader my wife can scan anything I want to read and it will read it back to me. they are expensive so just wondering if anyone has ever received one from the VA.

thanks Leroy

Also wanted to say thank you to all who have said a prayer for my son.

LRROY DID YOU LOOK INTO SOCIAL SECURT? YOU ARE LEGALEY BLIND UNDES SS CALL THEM ABOUT THIS MY DAUGHTER FRIEND IS ON SS FOR THIS SAME THING. UNDER THE BLIND ORAGINATIONS YOU SHOULD GET ONE FREE BUT YOU FIRST NEED SS T GIVE YOU BLIND STATIS. I LIVE IN NJ BUT I KNOW SS IN NATIONWIDE ON THIS ISSUE
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thanks for all the info Frank I have been on SSD for about 14 years but not because of my eyes so I don't know if they would consider the eye thing now.

I will check out the suggestions and see what they say.

Leroy

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thanks for all the info Frank I have been on SSD for about 14 years but not because of my eyes so I don't know if they would consider the eye thing now.

I will check out the suggestions and see what they say.

Leroy

LEROY I WOULD THINK ALL YOU WOULD NEED IS YOUR EYE DOCTORS REPORT
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you can try the prosthetics department i know they provide some items to veterans

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Leroy,

I like your name, same as my grandfather's.

Could ILS help with a reader ?

Maybe also try the LIONS Club, As a Licensed Optician I did many, many hours

of Pro Bono work for them and know sometimes they will help out.

Good luck.

carlie

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