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a. A supply of aids for the blind used in the activities of daily living needs to be maintained at VA field facilities for immediate issuance to eligible beneficiaries; these include, but are not limited to: signature guides, electric razors, watches, clocks, tape recorders, etc.
b. A supply of aids for the blind that are designed to ensure patient safety may be maintained at all VA field facilities for immediate issuance to eligible beneficiaries, provided appropriate training is available; these include, but are not limited to: long or folding canes, magnifiers, talking glucometers, talking blood pressure monitors, talking thermometers, e.
c. Prosthetic activities located at facilities having a BRC, VISOR, or Advanced Outpatient Blind Rehabilitation Clinic must maintain a comprehensive stock of aids for the blind for the immediate issuance to veterans trained at those programs.