Service for Assistive Technology:
Visual Impairment

Woman with a white cane in the Metro


  • Persons of all ages with a vision loss requiring the use of assistive devices
  • Registered at the MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre

Services offered:

  • Technical Aids Boutique
  • Allocation of assistive devices
  • Repair and technical support services
  • Training with regards to the use of assistive devices is provided by professionals from the various vision rehabilitation programs of the MAB-Mackay

Available devices:

  • Reading aids: optical aids, digital readers, closed-circuit televisions (c.c.t.v.), etc.
  • Writing aids: braillers, slates and stylus, felt pens, lined pads, etc.
  • Mobility aids: white canes, cane tips, sunglasses, identification tags, etc.
  • Adapted computer aids: braille displays, print magnification software, sight-substitution software, etc.

Services are offered:

  • At the MAB Site

To access services:

  • Eligibility for the RAMQ funding program for aids and devices requires that a client have a visual acuity in the better eye after correction of <20/70 or <6/21, or whose visual field in each eye is less than 60° in the 180° or 90° meridians after correction with the appropriate ophthalmic lenses.
  • All documents must be sent to Admissions.

All clients must meet RAMQ eligibility criteria and be formally assessed by MMRC staff before Accessing vision aids.

To make a request for services:
Service de l'accueil, évaluation, orientation (AEO)

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