Personal Adjustment

The greatest challenge faced by people who are blind is not the physical lack of sight, but the limiting beliefs that society holds about their abilities.

Blindness doesn’t have to keep anyone from living a happy, productive life. Each step toward independence is one more step toward living a quality life.

Our services challenge, encourage, and empower individuals to build confidence, independence, and self-esteem.

Share Group

The Share Group for blind and visually impaired adults meets the last Wednesday of the month. They meet at The Seeing Hand Association building at 750 Main Street in Wheeling. We meet from 10 AM until 11:30 AM. Please call our office at (304) 232-4810 if you have any questions.

This is not a group counseling session, but rather an opportunity to share the skills and knowledge that leads to our many successes and to the diminishing number of our failures.

We discuss and demonstrate the latest in technological developments which ultimately lead to even more skill and success. We occasionally watch a video that is pertinent to our location on the journey of life. We have speakers who are experts in their respective field of expertise.

Coping Skills

Over 10 million Americans are coping with blindness or some visual impairment - according to the American Foundation for the Blind. As most visually impaired individuals learn, it's very difficult for someone without an impairment to fully understand and empathize. Not all blind or visually impaired individuals are born blind. A newly blind person has to learn how to live independently. This can be a difficult transition.

The Seeing Hand Association works with newly blind individuals and those with new visual impairments - helping them navigate and cope with the transition. Our team helps individuals learn how to better communicate, how to deal with environmental awareness, working, travel, and their emotional well being.

Self-Awareness Skills

Working on self-awareness skills helps a blind person emotionally accept their own abilities and successes. The Seeing Hand Association works with individuals and promotes self-worth and a "can do" attitude. We don't let visual impairment get in the way of a happy and successful life.
Donations, Volunteer, & Products

Helping The Seeing Hand Association

Your donations and charitable contributions help develop programs, assist in our outreach, and most importantly have a direct impact on those we work with. The Seeing Hand Association is funded through fees for service, sales, and community share.

If you are interested in donating gifts of cash, stocks, or property – please contact us for more information.

Nothing is more valuable than your time!

The Seeing Hand relies on volunteers for a variety of services in assisting persons who are blind or visually impaired to maintain their independence and self-respect. Opportunities to volunteer cover a wide range of activities including transportation, reading, daily living assistance, job coaching, office work, etc.